I try and appreciate most types of music. I can't stand country, but I can stand much of the rest that's popular. I am not a big Rap fan, but I like some. 50 Cent is not a rapper I like. I noticed he had a new album on the iTMS and I clicked to check it out. The Album notes start like this "Following up one of the biggest debuts in hip-hop history, crack dealer turned charisma dealer 50 Cent makes some bold moves,". <br><br>Who the hell finds it appealing that he used to be a crack-dealer? Is that some sort of street cred promotion? I can't believe kids fall for that crapola.<br><br>
Loc: United States
Then this whole genre's obviously not meant for you- it IS about 'street cred', fwiw.<br><br>Would YOU buy an album from a rapper whose lyrics deal with crime & street life if you found out he grew up in the suburbs and graduated from college with a degree in engineering?<br><br><br><br>[color:red]5.19.05 - The 'Jedi Slaughter' tour begins!</font color=red>
If I was buying an image then I wouldn't but if I was buying the music I let my ears decide. Music is music. What you are describing is an image. I suppose for a lot of people the two are interchangeable. That's a shame for the music industry.<br><br>For what it is worth, I really liked Young MC when I was young. He sang that song 'Bust a Move'. I think it was one of the first songs I remember liking. He had a degree in Economics from the University Of South California. Not quite engineering but along the same lines. Music man.<br><br><br>
Loc: United States
Yeah, and look how long Young MC lasted....<br><br>I'm not entirely disagreeing with you, I'm just pointing out how pop culture works...<br><br>[color:red]5.19.05 - The 'Jedi Slaughter' tour begins!</font color=red>
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Loc: Alpharetta, GA
I'll take country over rap any day of the week.<br><br>I read an interview with Snoop Dogg in Playboy a few years ago and he said the reason he sold drugs was because no one would give him a legitimate job making $50,000 a year. Now considering that 50k was most likely tax free (I don't think drug dealers report their income to the IRS) then we're talking about $65-70,000 jobs being made available to high school kids so they won't deal drugs. And his attitude was "if they're not going to give me that, then it's not my fault I turned to drug dealing." Boy, talk about a moral compass. I know musicians in the past have cultivated bad boy images but the Stones just cursed, smoked and pissed on buildings, not sold drugs to minors.<br><br>Yup, old fart here.<br><br>
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