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Originally posted by IamnomanasIamallman
"Knicky-Knack, Patty Wack, Automatic Gat go Bust, some say they're down, but they're shady so in glock I trust."-Project Pat
I remember in high school, Three Six Mafia was a cancer infecting many. Before they went mainstream, their lyrics were demonically influenced (in their minds... I don't believe in the devil or demons or such nonsense), speaking of gratuitous drug use, sale, and murder.
Their label was/is called "Hypnotize Minds" and does just that. The beats are extremely catchy, repetitive, and induce a sense of a hypnotic trance. The memphis style of rap mixes dark beats with euphoric/happy beats with murder and violence undertones to make the listener associate happiness with murder and crime. The memphis rap scene is sinister.
Now in College, hiphop is the cancer promoting Young Jeezy and other criminals that rise to fame. Although these characters might be sparks in the pan, their message won't be. Can you imagine the criminal business ethic after people our age get out into the real world?
"Yea I blew up, but they ain't like that
They switched up on me, and I ain't like that
Sold my first brick, yea, I came right back
Fast forward the tape, n**** look at me now
And I never turn back, so mutha f*** that
Nike's on the ground got my head to the sky
Smoked all day, Lord knows I stay high
Stay on top, Lord knows I'm gon' try
And live for the moment, Lord knows I'm gon' die
And when I get to hell, Lord knows I'm gon' fry
Woke up this morning so I'm still alive
36 O's I sold them all for five "-Young Jeezy
So Young Jeezy is a criminal against all odds full speed ahead and making the most of today selling drugs and hustling the world because he knows criminality leads to death? Interesting.
I'm not solely picking on Young Jeezy or Three Six Mafia, a big part of the rap industry is lacking in social behavior. Men like Jay-Z are very inspiring, but still we don't and will never know the full story on anyone in the rap game.
In my opinion, Common is the social rapper- he is real. I don't like Kanye West, I think he's a very hurt individual going in all different directions not knowing which side he is on ethically. Basically I could talk badly all day on this issue, but my opinion is just mine. And like the other guy's opinion, he is entitled to his.
There are great successes, there are big failures. But those in the rap community need to understand the power they yield, and really let that sink in. Their lives, world, viewpoint, and mission is open to all. It is all recorded, and spread throughout the masses. This isn't just a black issue, everyone has listened to rap/hears rap.
The rap industry has a huge responsibility; and promoting criminality is what will eventually do them in.
"You respect the guy that got shot; I respect the shooter."-Jay-Z
Pure, I agree to a huge degree. Wether or not the artists are aware of NLP, the music does have the effect in a huge way.