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Originally posted by Heatburger
reply to post by Rocketgirl
EDIT: I think I replied to the wrong person...this was directed at whomever said they didn't want to listen to music that talked bad about women...
The actual post:
Wow. That argument is pretty tired. Most all "radio" music nowdays somehow talks bad about women.
As far as music with guitars is concerned (I get the impression that that may be your taste) most everything written and sung by a man is negative towards women. Be it "emo" or country or rock or hardcore in the sense that they broke a man's heart or in rap where we (women) did the same with more vulgarities, most current music is all the same. Woman breaks man's heart, man gets over it and gets on with his life.
The only thing rappers do different is flaunt their money or their "roots" a bit more in their music. As a primary "indie" music fan, I can appreciate rap music for those reasons. Most all of them tell a story, fictitious or not, it's a story, and that is why I appreciate what rappers have to say. They have the balls to say the words most other genres of music I listen to don't.
Freedom of speech. Just because a musician uses "offensive" words does not mean they should have any less of a right to make their music than other musicians of another "less offensive" genre.
I can say, as a woman, that I can get over the obceneties directed at my gender and appreciate the meaning/story behind the whole song, regardless of how it portrays me. It's an art form. Express how you feel fit, as far as I'm concerned.
[edit on 4-6-2009 by Heatburger]
Originally posted by Jesus H Christ
reply to post by baseball101
I think what should be just as offensive is that they are referred to as "Blacks".
I mean, come on man. Haven't we moved past that already. I'm not the most politically correct person in the world by any means but "Blacks"
I think I would afford them the dignity of at least choosing a description of them based on something other than their skin color.
African Americans, The African American community, peoples of African American decent, etc.
Sorry to be so rude but it made the hair on the back of my neck stand up when I read the heading, and I am just a Honkey from the Midwest.
How Is This Not Upsetting Blacks? New Song Produced Called "Whip It Like A Slave"
I'm sorry when I heard this I had to post it here! Just imagine the repercussion's that a white person would face if they made a song called "Whip It Like A Slave" ... this is a song by some very famous black rappers... My jaw dropped when I heard this, it is truly sad seeing as to how these types of songs can be produced and nothing happen to the rappers because they're black.
honestly if a white person made this they would be in court in no time.
Originally posted by GeechQuestInfo
It doesn't affect blacks becuase it's called culture. The same way when people call me a honkey I don't care.
Actions speak louder than words dude.
Anybody in that culture know's that he is referring to whipping crack. It's a metaphor fool, not a very clever one as I've heard it before.
But again, it's his culture. Lil Wayne grew up whipping crack apparantly, so why not rap about it?
[edit on 3-6-2009 by GeechQuestInfo]
Originally posted by baseball101
reply to post by GeechQuestInfo
yeah, i know that, but just imagine if a white person made this, dude.