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Originally posted by SaturnFX
What a retarded thread.
Mainstream anything can be arguably dumbing people down, be it rap, rock, etc.
What are you wanting. essays?
What form of music isn't a pretty shallow explanation of what a day in the life is like...
Yes, jay-z's big pimpin is sexist and horrible, but motley crew's girls girls girls is totally genius food.
As far as rap songs "worthy of a conspiracy website"..well my friend, I give you..the juice.
So ultimately ops...your simply saying you don't like rap music, therefore its made for idiots...sure, whatever...go back to sleep and keep with your narrow viewpoint of the world...best not to learn about things when you can just judge
naa mean..ya, shizzle for rizzle
-just shakes his head-
Originally posted by Perplexity
Rap in it's true form is an art, it is poetry. A true rap artist has a story to tell, all of these "rappers" who talk about nothing but money, cars, drugs, women, etc are destroying what was once a good thing. I cannot blame the OP for his opinion here, mainstream rap is disgusting and 99 songs out of 100 played on any rap station on the radio will be completely pathetic. Today there are only a hand full of artists that are worth listening to, the two closest to "mainstream" would probably be Lupe Fiasco and Common, Nas is good too but he doesn't make much music these days. People like Immortal Technique are also sending the right kind of message, but due to his content I believe he will always remain labeled as "underground". No way in hell "they" would ever let him reach the charts.
Is rap dumbing down kids? Perhaps, but if nobody liked all of the trash on the radio (Soulja Boy, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, etc etc), there would be no demand for it. So really, you'd have to come to the conclusion that they are choosing to be dumbed down rather than educated and motivated by the true artists out there.edit on 16-4-2011 by Perplexity because: (no reason given)
Is rap "music" dumbing kids down?
Originally posted by SirKnightE Originally posted by meathed Yo, Yo Waz up ya all. Whyz ya tawking bout wap like that yo. Stop the disin of the wap muzic yo, or eyes pop a cap in ya ass, respect YO. That was worthless, The only rap most you ever hear is what on television and most radio station, most of that rap is actually influenced by and promoted by non-rappers, and usually they are non-black... but that is a more sensitive subject that most of you would consider false info anyway.... But you would be suprised who pushes the most bullsh!t on mainstream radio, the same people that pushed the bullsh!t drugs into urban neighbor hoods. Stop the stupidity please I have heard enough of the rap crap to stand by my statement that i think its crap. And im not being stupid because i no longer listen to the rap crap.( hey look i made a rhyme). So i say you are the one acting stupid listening to it and defending it, respect YO, sup