posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 09:08 AM
I think just about every genre of music has been accused of "dumbing down" the public.
Unfortunately hip hop gets a overly-critical judgement by the masses because a large portion of the lyrical content is nonsensical (boasting about how
hard they can party, how much ganja they can smoke, how many cops they can kill, how many fancy whips are parked in the driveway of their
mansions..etc...). But just like any other genre, there are really great artists who do convey messages worth paying attention to. Just about every
radio station in my area is dedicated to contemporary/pop and there are actually 2 stations dedicated to nothing but hip hop...and sadly, no rock. The
premier rock station of Dallas (97.1 KEGL, the Eagle) was bought and transformed into a contemporary oldies station. But there's a hip hop station
every other setting.
Perhaps it has to do with music itself. Music is such and important part of every culture on the entire globe that it deserves investigation. Music, I
believe, has a major impact on a persons mood and aura. I feel completely different when I listen to different types of music. Which is why I choose
not to listen to hip hop. No just my mood, but my whole persona. I can almost take on a completely different identity depending on what I listen too.
I personally believe this ties directly into theories involving auras, vibrational states, and the like. Music is vibration, and if everything in the
universe deals with vibrational states, then music is way more important than we give it credit for.
And speaking of lyrical content, one artist worth checking out is A Perfect Circle. It's rock, but one particular song, Pet, describes the NWO to a
T. Many will argue that it's about drug addiction, but it's an open iterpretation. I'm a musician, and if I wrote a song about washing my car, 50%
of listeners would say it's about washing my car, and 50% would say it's about cleansing my soul.
Take a step back and look at the big picture. Hip hop/techno/industrial rock... almost reminds me of...hemi-sync...
music is a powerful tool