Negative Rap Crap

The Music-Critic.com breaks down a rap song and translates it into English for those of us that actually understand English (and not rap.) It’s pretty hilarious, although you can expect vulgar language to be in this article. I’m not too big on most of the rap out there, although I do like a few.

“The unbelievable success of songs like 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” and Lil’ Kim’s “Magic Stick” are proof that 2003 is the worst year on record for music. The current formula? Dumb things down so that we can all relate on the most basic, animalistic level… and to hell with any form of intelligence.”

My roommate has come to the same conclusion, and has written a positive rap song, pleading to the music artists out there to stop filling the youths of today’s nation heads with crap. Negative stuff, mean stuff, sexually explicit stuff, and so on.

There are 13-year old kids that listen to some really negative music and think it’s cool, and I have to agree with my roommate, it’s getting pretty bad these days. It’s bad enough that Eminem is gloating about wanting to kill his mom and people buy his record in millions. The Black Eyed Peas demonstrated that a positive rap song would be met with success, with “Where’s The Love?”, so why don’t more artists follow that road?

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  1. That’s why I always like Arrested Development. They had that whole country boy thing happening instead of the big city gangsta rap image. They were a very cool band but it does seem to me that the whole stop file swapping saga from the RIAA is just an attempt to cover up the real problem with the record companies. It’s staffed by idiots that think selling art is like selling any other comodity so if we rap up crap in a nice glitzy package, it’ll sell. Unfortunately, this is not actually true in the long term so our kids are listening to utter rubbish which will eventually put them off listening to music.

    Just my own opinion but it does seem to be the case.

  2. Hmmmm, sorry about the typos. Long day and in music frame of mind. I meant to say wrap up crap. :)

  3. Anonymous

    i think that rap is a load of crap because it just is

  4. Anonymous

    you have a good piont

  5. Anonymous

    you so have a point but then agian you have tyo look at rap music it for entertainment puposes so if the people want to hear kill you mom then thats what the artist make and you cant blame to artist for what your kids listen to if ot was that bad then you have to power toi stop them from playing it in you home so dont blame rap artist for the propblems you kids have

    Holla

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