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Originally posted by samstone11
I feel compelled to state that as someone who spent years in the recording industry working with some of the most incredible musicians, singers, and overall talent I could ever have imagined I consider it an outright insult to these people any time I see the two words "rap" and "music" in the same sentence. They simply are not the same. Rap certainly does not require the performer to have any musical ability or singing talent, and they rarely even attempt to fake being musicians.
I understand my opinion could be inflammatory, but I do my best to keep it to myself and let others make the decision for themselves as to how they either enjoy or do not enjoy that genre. I also understand that many young (and possibly some older folks such as myself) may have, and are entitled to, a different viewpoint. However, the violence, profanity, disrespect, and overall attitude of the lyrics I have heard do not do anything to endear the rap industry to those who otherwise would want to offer the benefit of a doubt. As for my home, because of the concerns I just mentioned, my son will have to be an adult before he is allowed to make this decision for himself and I could not consider myself a responsible parent if I willingly allowed him willful exposure to it.
Still, I would add that if the overall ethics and attitude was addressed by the industry and fashioned itself into a more acceptable product for our society, I would be more than willing to revisit the concept because I do love music.
I am trying hard to voice my opinion as just an opinion and not be confrontational. I ask readers to understand that I am well aware this is a private decision for myself and instead of pushing a personal agenda on others, I wanted to share my thoughts as an opposing view.
Good luck in your quest. I would gladly respond to civil debate and discussion.
Originally posted by samstone11
reply to post by juveous
That actually makes a lot of sense. Would you therefore make the extension that it could also be favorably compared to spoken word art or perhaps jazz?
Just more random thoughts, and thank you everyone for allowing me the courtesy of disagreeing peacefully.
Nike Air Flight/but bad was so dope/and then my friend Carlos' brother got murdered for his fours
My movement told me be a consumer and I consumed it/ They told me to just do it/I listened to what that swoosh said
Look at what that swoosh did/See it consumed my thoughts/Are you stupid, don’t crease ‘em, just leave ‘em in that box
Now he just wanted to act like them
He just wanted to rap like him
Us as rappers underestimate the power and the effects that we have on these kids
Listen, see I was meant to be a warrior/Fight something amongst me, leave here victorious/Classroom of kids, or a venue performing/If I'd had done for the money I'd have been a #ing lawyer
Make the money, don't let the money make you/Change the game, don't let the game change you/I'll forever remain faithful
Of course I want dubs and a candy painted 'lac/Watch the videos and get the girls in the back/But if that's what I believe in, and the reason that I rap/Uncle Sam is my pimp when he puts me on the track
This is our city, town pride, heart, blood, sweat, tears, I-5, North, South side, vibe, live, ride down these city blocks.
And never will be stopped
They tryin' to shut down the clubs that my city rocks
Now Mr. Mayor why would you enforce an ordinance?
Music it saves lives, these kids out here are supporting it
And through the art form we've learned the importance of community
Truth to the youth so they know what's up
cemented in your mental is the exceptional fact that feeling sentimental towards humans is detrimenta l-necro
raw amma give it to ya , wi' no trivia , we like coc aine straight from bolivia
i go ape# like digested banana's.
Yeah dude Necro is raw! I heard about him through Non Phixion, then checked out Circle of Tyrants, and while their stuff is definitely graphic, the rhymes are legit, especially when Necro spits.
No problem! I went through his three albums, and loved literally every single song of his. It's very rare to find an artist where you enjoy their music that much IMO.
Diabolic lyrics are smart and you can tell there coming straight from his soul. I think he expresses a sentiment that many on ATS would agree with, whether they would listen to this music or not.
from The Truth by Diabolic
"I don't believe your truth, I've been lied to. So if you're ready to fight I'm right beside you. If you don't believe you don't see what I do. Just open your eyes; the truth's inside you."
thanks for turnin me on to this guy, im gonna go listen to some more