posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 10:39 AM
Freestyle Art of Rhyme is an awesome documentary!
And also, as far as agreeing witih the lyrics, no, i don't agree with everything that someone i like says, or even their message sometimes, but for
me, artistic style will sometimes transcend that if i'm really feeling the style.
I don't like or agree wit the messages, but i do like some hardcore gangsta rap because of the poetic intensity and anger, especially in the early
Ever hear Saul Williams? In an interview on the Wake Up Show one day he was saying that as you're bobbing your head to the lyrics, you're
affirming to yourself with the body language of an affirmative head nod, thus subconsciously agreeing with the lyrics. I believe this is true unless
you realize this fact. As an emcee i study others, analyze their structure, syntax, diction, annunciation, and find that by studying raps under the
""microscope" that ceases to apply. It only really works if you're oblivious to that concept.
It's like you can feed yourself organic fruits and vegetables, and real natural meat, you'll be healthy. Eat twinkies, corndogs, big macs, and
poison animals, and you'll be fat, dumb, and not too happy. Te music you hear, if you're paying attention is like a buffet full of items, healthy
and not. It's up to you to choose to accept and agree with the healthy bits, and while hearing and appreciating the artistic qualities of something
that may be unhealthy if consumed, still be able to differentiate and not consume the unhealthy stuff. It's finr to appreciate it's flow, it's
intensity, or whatever qualities it contains, just don't build your conscience around music just because it sounds good. Learn to recognize the
difference and you'll also find yourself able to much more easily appreciate other types of music, through a broader spectrum of styles.
I like music that i disagree with because it stimulates critical thought and gives me a counterpoint to my belief. I just keep in mind that i'm
listening to someone else's opinion, and nothing more, just another single person with a microphone speaking. (until or unless one is censored).