posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 10:52 AM
I can’t stand modern rap/hip hop. I find it created by and for the mindless.
But I will NEVER agree that banning it is a good way to go.
Without even touching on First Amendment issues, look what happened with the PRMC in the 80’s. They tried banning metal music and went all
“They’re singin’ about the Devil!”, Ozzy Osborne and Judas Priest were sued by families who had lost children to suicide and they tried
blaming those artists for causing it. Every lawyer and politician just looked like a dumbass in the process and the end result, stickering albums with
a Parental Advisory sticker only led to increased album sales. Many artists from that era cite those stickers as giving them a boost in their success.
Just like drugs, telling people NOT to partake in it’s usage only brought more people to do exactly that.
In the discussion of how things need to change, I’m of the belief that both sides of people in regards to race issues have work to do. This is going
to fall on the fans and musicians to start saying “Hey, we’re not going to keep buying this stuff if it’s basically going to be a promotion for
everything we’re trying to overcome.” And the musicians involved are going to have to decide if they want to start expressing something
Banning of music and art is not the way to go. Even if we do not perceive it as art, it still holds value in that sense to many. It’s always been a
reflection of the current times and will continue to be so. Of course, some of it is contrived and there are plenty of suburban dipsh!ts trying to be
cool and making themselves out to be all gangsta and thug. They usually get weeded out along the way.
As a lifelong musician who takes a lot of pride in my abilities and maintaining them, I often find my brain completely shutting off when I hear that
stuff. I can’t stand so much of it appalling for many of the reasons already listed. It’s astounding to me that many who are broke as a joke are
blasting songs about going to expensive clubs and ordering bottle service, making it rain, etc when they’ve never once stepped foot inside such a
place. But that’s neither here nor there. For all I know, that could be their way of looking towards a future where they have the ability to do so.
It is none of my business to judge how others perceive music and art.
On top of that, with today’s click and post society, it’ll be IMPOSSIBLE to shut down a form of music or art. You can get all your songs out in a
matter of seconds by pushing Send or Post on any social media. There’s no way to prevent it from popping up continuously. Banning it will only drive
more people to revolt against the ban. Hell, I’D start writing rap and hip hop just to revolt against the banning of it and I don’t even like it.