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Originally posted by Diplomat
Originally posted by mostlyspoons
Rap sucks anyway
theres no musical value at all. Period. It is a tool of the music industry for controlling black youth, and serves to perpetuate racial divides.
That's just an ignorant statement is all that is. Define music. What is "music?" It is simply putting sounds together with rhythm, which is exactly what rap does. I think maybe you just don't like the "content" of which most rap artists choose to rap about.
LOL, I always wanted to try stand up. Maybe I will give it a shot in the near future. I dont see anything wrong with it if its not hateful. Nothing Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle does is really hateful. Well except maybe when Chapelle said he would like to kill a slave master on every show.
Anyway it was still funny. I mean he even went as far as to create a skit about a blind black man who was racist against black people because he didnt know he was black. It ended with a part about him divorcing his white wife after 20 years because he figured she was an N lover, because she married him and he found out he was black.
Originally posted by jackieps1975
reply to post by JipStix
That being said, I can appreciate talent from any musical genre, whether it's my preference at not
Originally posted by justsomeboreddude
reply to post by alienstrangler
I used to love Public Enemy back in the day. I am white and I remember running around singing in my head about beating down the white man. Now that is some good music, when it makes you sing about taking out your own race.
Do you see the incredibly funny irony of having your user name in a thread about a song that is about....
I have two new terms for this man on man crime.
[edit on 6/4/2009 by justsomeboreddude]
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
I don't find much artistic value in composing songs about having sex on each and every song on an album.
When 2 Live Crew did it, it was a humorous diversion. NWA did it, but not every single song, and much of their music discussed their daily lives. Crude, yet artistically viable.
With Lil Wayne, it is all about "Money, Clothes, and Ho's". That is much of what we hear on the radio.
As previous posters have mentioned, music by folks like Wu Tang or Del is good stuff. But that is completely overshadowed over the last 5 years by stuff like Lil Wayne and Yin Yang Twins.
Metallica sang 1 song about suicide (Fade to Black), based on a friend of the band. It was a song about a dark moment in their life.
But the point here is, many of the bands you describe sing about things OTHER than sex. They are not 1 trick pony's.
And that is the problem. Musical Pornography is allowed in mainstream use, all the while we (as a nation) decry teen pregnancy rates. The town i live in has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the state of Texas. It is a real problem here.
How many parents do you think even know what the term "skeet, skeet, skeet" means? Yet it is played, unedited, on the radio. Is it not unnerving to you to hear a 7 year old singing lyrics like that to songs on the radio?