originally posted by: wutang717
I hate to say it but if you have kids, especially in this day and age, they are lying to you 95% of the time about who they are with, where and
kids are more corrupt than ever before, I know this as am still in my very early 20's.
Presumably I will guess you were born circa 1990...perhaps a touch later
More corrupt than ever
My friend, as a child of the 80's, might I ask you to peruse the rap shelf of the 90's?
F the police
Gin N Juice
Protect Ya Neck ((this one should sound familiar given your screen name))
And Justice For All ((another one you may know))
NWA of the 90's - can't even write the title of the song without getting banned
2 Live Crew
it goes on and on, rock, rap, hip hop, pop
every decade...every genre...every generation had vulgar, offensive, and tasteless, poorly inspired music that kids jumped on
It's no different.
I'm a pop guy myself...I dig Charli tunes...and I know there are much worse examples today...but while this song may not be in the tastes of older
folks today ((as in older than the 20's)) it's pretty much the least of my worries in the last several decades of offensive and suggestive music
Even my beloved 80's had tons of examples of music moms wished sons didn't hear
And if most potheads started due to rap music ((which I would love to see some stats as opposed to the few anecdotal people you describe here)) then
the 80's and 90's are FAR more dangerous for pot as yo described it. Rap began gaining a foothold in the 80's and flourished in the 90's
Marijuana use Gallup Poll
young adult MJ use down from 70's-80's
"Prior to 2007, marijuana use was on the decline"
Meaning while rap was growing and booming
But most importantly is your last statement...parents don't know...ipods/iphones/droid
You are pretty darn correct there...of course there is a massive gaping hole in the argument being made here...it ISN'T the music's fault!
And IF it is...then I place 99% blame on parents who have adopted a hands-off, no consequences approach to things now. It is not illegal or unethical
for concerned mothers/fathers to pick up the iphone and look at what is on the playlist and sample it. Afterall, they ARE the parents
"taking the song's advice"
well then we sure have failed as parents haven't we....you can emotionally innoculate your children against ugly crap like this
but Charli? I would have at least picked Iggy to go after