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originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
Music has been politicized forever. Remember the 60's?
Nobody can understand what them rappers are saying anyways.
originally posted by: American-philosopher
Okay so I was listening to the Alex jones show yesterday. he said something that really made me think and had a good point. (and I know people on ATS have differing opinions on what Alex jones is about, but lets concentrate on the message rather then the messenger) He asked "what if hip hop got political? then it would be a really good weapon".
I think that would be such a great thing. Think of the awareness that it could spread about key issues. As oppose to what the hip hop message is now, if we could get hip hop music to talk about long term positive's for people and communities rather then short term selfishness. I mean just thinking about it right now I can recall so many songs that have "I got this I got that"
I know the prospects of this happening are not great. But I just think about the possibilities with it and positive effect it would have.
I mean just look at something like the Nicki Minaj the controversy with the Nazi thing. Obviously she was trying to create shock and buizz about her. But what if her video and song had a political message to it that made people aware of things?
If we had hip hop rap songs about government lying,spying, whats in the food, water. where would w ebe with the truth movement
originally posted by: DrumsRfun
a reply to: American-philosopher
Rap or hip hop?
I still wouldn't care.
Its idiotic music to me.
Nah....wouldn't matter to me because I hate that crap.