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Ahh, I have always said people listen music they relate to.
Originally posted by Xcalibur254it simply becomes an outlet for emotions that are already present in the individual.
True that's why most mainstream music have no meaning. You'll never hear something political on the radio. Best example you WON'T hear...
Originally posted by vehemes terra eternus
Corporate labels (many with govt ties) have so much control
I believe the Theory in Boyz in the Hood is alot more credible where he preaches to the kids that on every corner of the hood there is a alcohol outlet and a gun shop because the government want black people to get drunk and kill each other.
Originally posted by skyshow
more upward mobility access in society...
more healthcare for everyone,
family planning, aids prevention,
neighborhood watch programms
more fairness, less oppression of the working class, more equity in wages etc...
..we need real community building, not destruction, and this country needs it everywhere!
Why can't we get music with these themes in them?
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
also gangsta rap is fueling black on black crime. I didn't know england had enough of a black population to actually cause black on black crime. what do the do take the train from two counties I mean shires over just to find some other black guy they can beef with? Last time I went to london it was just a bunch of lanky white punks wearing hoodies causing problems because they haven't found themselves and were insecure, not blacks.
Originally posted by paddz420
reply to post by Cythraul
Here's couple of lines from "Dead Prez - Hip Hop"
"It's bigger than hip hop, hip hop, hip hop, hip hop
Uh, one thing 'bout music, when it hit you feel no pain
white folks says it controls your brain
I know better than that, that's game and we ready for that"
"In the real world, these just people with ideas
They just like me and you when the smoke and camera disappear
Again the real world (world), it's bigger than all these fake ass records
Where poor folks got the millions and my woman's disrespected"
"If you a fighter, rider, ?bout'er?, flame ignitor, crowd exciter
Or you wanna just get high, then just say it
But then if you a liar-liar, pants on fire, wolf-cry agent with a wire
I'm gonna know it when I play it"