On Eryka Badu’s Mama’s Gun, several artists are credited as “the soulquarian”. In the booklet it’s always [artist] the soulquarian for [company], e.g. “James Poyser the soulquarian for the Axis Music Group”. For the MB credits the company part was omitted (that’s okay), but now we’ve got…
James Poyser the Soulquarian
Jay Dee the Soulquarian
Ahmir (? Luv) Thompson the Soulquarian
…that’s nonsense. I like to remove the soulquarians. (I will not make it votable, therefore I put it here)
There are other uses of credited as that I would rather not have added, e.g. inconsistently used variations like “Leslie Brathwaite (He’s a Man)” or instruments like “Rhodes piano [Rhodes]”, but since it took some effort to add these variations, I’d like to leave them as is.
Would be cool!
But regarding “the soulquarian” - it belongs to the company an artist is assigned to (“Jay Dee the soulquarian for PayJay Productions, Inc.”) - every artist with a belonging company would be a “Soulquarian” - it’s not personal.