I personally do not listen to rap as it just doesn't appeal to me . I am not saying it's not a valid form of music or that it doesn't impact other
people in a visceral manner but rather for me I just don't have a taste for it.
I also do not think the title of a hero is applicable to Tupac or really any musician. For me hero's are people like firefighters that stay in a
burning building looking for 3 lost children even though they know the building could collapse and when it does they all lose their lives. That is a
hero to me.
Both of those things being said I believe that in the creative world their are certain things where their quality just cant be denied. For example as
I go through my music collection I do have one rap album which is the first full album from Wu-Tang Clan: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). I do not
know anything about rap but I know doing a basic search tells me that this is considered one of the greatest rap albums ever. I can't really associate
with the topics they rap about but just parts of it hit home and sound amazing or interesting. I think that certain things , musically, will always
be amazing sound no matter what time frame or style.
You can put on Dark Side of the Moon or The Wall ...You can listen to Hendrix version of All Along the Watchtower , The Animals version of House of
the Rising Sun , Sinatra singing That's Life. Various releases by The Beatles, by U2, by Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath ,
Billy Joel, Dead Can Dance, Wu-Tang, etc.. No matter how many years past ..You hear those things and you can say to yourself "this performer or group
was at their peak with this song or album".. Regardless of what you normally listen to which for me is a mixture of doom and progressive metal, dark
ethereal , old school goth or movie soundtracks. ..
I think their are people and bands where their talent transcends whatever title or genre is assigned to them. While I personally do not agree with
some of the things that Tupac said when I do searches on him..Nor did his style appeal to me or were his experiences something that I understand being
a middle aged white guy..It is easy to see in those clips that he was a dynamic , intense and one of those personalities that transcends regardless of
what I think about his music.
Their are a few people from the musical world that I would love to just hang out with in a room and talk about multiple topics. David Gilmour and
Roger Waters, Glenn Danzig, RZA, Layne Staley and I think talking to Tupac would be the same type of thing. Again, I wouldn't agree nor really
understand him but that doesn't mean that it wouldn't be an intellectually stimulating conversation.
edit on 22-2-2013 by opethPA because: (no
edit on 22-2-2013 by opethPA because: (no reason given)
edit on 22-2-2013 by opethPA because: (no reason