So this isn’t book related as you can tell by the title. Last night after I had to take a break from Frostbite to do that horrible pesky deal called sleep Wy and I watched a few Youtube videos.
He was looking up music while I did my research on a few new movies that I seriously need to sit down and put reviews up. Wy showed me a few that he videos that he’s found and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
Now what comes next is my opinion. I’m not well versed into reviewing music but I had to say something to someone.
What is going on with music today?
Apparently there are what they call “soundcloud rappers” but Wy and a few others call mumble rappers. Either way the songs are shit. They have literally no meaning. So we deviled further into music of today’s generation and found it lacking what music use to be. How these people are getting famous I have no idea. Plus most musicians now suck without auto tune.
I guess I should give you into a look at music background. I was raised by a mother who loved her 80’s music and a father who’s an all out 70’s man. Add that to the hip hop that I listen to from the 90’s and my classical music and you get my playlist. A whole mixture of music. I do have certain music from today’s age and music from growing up in the early 2000s. Not to mention songs from before the 70’s.
I like to think I have a wide range. So with today’s rap and pop you’d think I would find something I like.
Sorry to disappoint. There are songs that are classes as Folk that I really like listening to while reading or writing. But the rap that has come out in the last two years is leaving much to be desired.
I do like Eminem, 50 Cent, and a few others but recently their music hasn’t been as satisfying as well of late.
To tell you what really brought this on is a Kanye West song with a guy named Lil Pimp. I’m going to ignore the name. Apparently being a rapper of the new generation is to have horrendous face tattoos and hair that is dyed horrible multi color styled like a bird made their nest in it.
I can’t say much as emo had a bad hair day as well that I hate to admit I was apart of. Moving on.
Rap back in the day meant something. Granted it wasn’t the full best but still. Rap has been a slow fall to disaster. Now the underground rap still has a strong ground with rappers such as Tech N9ne. Compare him to said song of West and lil wants to be a pimp and they just don’t compare.
Lyrics to I Love It by Kanye West and that ridiculous named dude
You’re such a fuckin’ ho, I love it (I love it)
You’re such a fuckin’ ho, I love it (I love it)
You’re such a fuckin’ ho, I love it
(Love it, love it) (I’ma fuck a bitch, tell her cousin)
Your boyfriend is a dork, McLovin (dork, McLovin, ooh, ooh, ooh)
I just pulled up in a Ghost (Ghost)
Fucked that bitch up out in London (up out in)
Then I fucked up on her cousin
Or her sister, I don’t know nothin’ (uh-uh, woo)
And my niggas gettin’ ignorant
Like a lighter, bitch, we ignant (ignant, yeah)
All this water on my neck
Look like I fell when I went fishin’ (fell)
Ick. How horrible is that.
Now here are lyrics from Tech N9ne’s Dysfunctional.
Yeah, don’t you bring me nothing stupid
If you don’t want me to lose it
Step back if you don’t want me to attack
I’m a beast, better give me the deuces
I have no tolerance for nonsense, get away from me
Me wanna get dollars
Don’t wanna holler but you makin’ me
I’m a little dysfunctional
You’re the problem, please don’t awaken me
And I’m that way cause back in
The day most have forsaken me
La-di-da-di, I’m at the party
On a drunk night with a punk, might dude
Wanna pick a fight because he’s sorry
You want to know the even sadder part. With I Love It ( a 2:52 song) the lyrics I posted are 44 seconds of the song.
Dysfunctional (a 4:05 song) is 30 seconds long. The lyrics are almost the same amount of time but I Love It is 123 words long while in Dysfunctional is 71 words. The major difference is the language and the content of what if being said. In the lyrics that I have posted Dysfunctional has no curse words while I love it says a form of fuck six times, says the n word once, and says bitch three times.
I Love It is very disrespectful to women and also doesn’t make the best sense. Dysfunctional is telling a person not to come at him because he’s crazy and will go full ape shit.
My faith in music.
It’s slowly dwindling with kids listening to stuff like I Love It or even any of Nicki Minaj song. Now I’m not fully saying that the rap in the 80’s and 90’s didn’t say disrespectful ideas but they sure as hell weren’t as horrible sounding as today’s
If you must know
I think the 50’s-70’s has the best music.
Not all music is to everyone’s liking. Plus I think it’s a rule for older generations to hate the new generations’ music. But could this new generation please make music that doesn’t sound like it was written by a fourth grader with a filthy mouth. Plus add some passion to it. Not to make music to be famous, but to make music because it’s music.
If you think this way too, awesome. If you think I’m full of shit and everything I said was wrong that’s awesome too. That’s the thing about opinions but I needed to get this off my chest. Hopefully the music world turns around again because Rap isn’t the only genre that has gone down hill.