Is it me, or where did the real music go? Today’s music has subjected us to being shallow or narrow-minded. Where did the lyrics of love go? Have we been brainwashed into thinking making songs about love is a punk thing too do? Is it that people don’t make music about love any more because they feel it’s a feminine thing to do? What happened?
It seems to me today’s music is about sex, violence, drugs, and possessions. The real music you barely hear. Real music like artist named Raheem DeVaughn, Chrisette Michele, Melaine Fiona, Ledisi, Amel Larrieux, Goapele, Jill Scott, and etc. Some of these people sing about things of the heart. Real music comes not just in the form of soulful music but also in hip hop. People such as Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Little Brother, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village, 2pac, and etc. Today’s music is garage. The music made today, makes us seem ignorant, and we accept this. The music being played now is so shallow and one sided. It doesn’t allow us to stimulate our minds. I know I am tired of seeing and hearing the same things. The videos are even worst, some big booty chick, fancy cars and house that majority of them don’t even own. But to get completely technical majority of these entertainers don’t even live the life they talking about. For example, Plies the rapper claims to be some hardcore thug but yet Jamie Foxx put him out there as a fake who runs from anyone from the hood he claim to be from. Plies is a educated individual but yet he creates songs like he can’t even complete a sentence. Next example, rapper Rick Ross, Rick Ross took on the identity of another man who was a criminal to make himself look tough and try to pretend that he was this guy named Rick Ross, but he was actually a correction officer and in fact NOT a criminal. However, bullshit aside and back to the real music, where did it go? Have the music industry made that many puppets? If some of these people would stand up and not take the crap being given to them just because it’s a paycheck with a little bit of fame ,we can one day change the way the industry is, but it starts with the artist, and the people buying this nonsense. I just want the real music back. Songs like “The Light” by Common, “Closer” by Goapele, and “Passing Me By” by The Pharcyde. What is this crap they called music now and days? Who makes a song “Have a baby by me, be a millionaire”, is this all we are now and days? Are we that damn ignorant now and days? Do we not know what we are listening to or is it just all about the beat? Come on people actually pay attention to what you listening too, and not just hear it. When you don’t stimulate your brain, you will eventually kill off your brain cells making you dumber and dumber.