(AllHipHop News) Adam Grandmaison (aka Adam22) formed a foothold in the Hip Hop space by providing an outlet for up-and-coming artists like XXXTentacion and Smokepurpp. The LA resident was able to parlay his popular No Jumper show into a label imprint with Atlantic Records.
The Daily Beastreports that Atlantic has "parted ways" with No Jumper Records. This separation followed the publication's October article covering sexual allegations against Grandmaison.
Back in March, two anonymous women accused the podcaster/YouTuber of sexual misconduct via Pitchfork. A week earlier, Adam22 tweeted a statement that included him writing, "I’ve done plenty of stupid sh*t in my life. but I’ve never raped or hit a woman.”
Chicago rapper Vic Mensa helped bring light to the accusations against Grandmaison when the two went back-and-forth on Twitter in October. Yesterday, Adam22 uploaded a YouTube video claiming his partnership with Atlantic Records ended because the one-year deal expired, not because of the sexual misconduct allegations.
"I won't deny that it definitely made Atlantic kind of uncomfortable and made it complicated for them to continue to work with me because of the fact there were these lies being spread about me," said Grandmaison.
Adam22 is among numerous Hip Hop-related figures that have had to deal with public backlash over accusations of sexual misconduct since the rise of the #MeToo movement. Russell Simmons, R. Kelly, Nelly, Kodak Black, and 6ix9ine were also accused of varying transgressions against women.