||Jayded Youth by Portrey Youth|
With every genre of music, you have evolution
And Hip Hop is no exclusion to that fact.
Music, to me, is a reflection of what someone has been through, real life experiences.
With that being said, how have we allowed Hip Hop in the mainstream to change so much.
Music inspires people, music touches people’s lives, music is supposed to be something relevant in perspective to that persons state of mind.
The type of Rap that has been in the mainstream will certainly not touch anyones lives or stay relevant.
So if we know something will not be relevant why allow it to remain.
There is nothing cool about Trap music, at all. How is selling drugs to your own people cool? It’s not.
I refuse to support any of this music that spreads ignorance and just makes our culture, our people, look so feeble minded.
I ask myself how so many of these young girls, these young women can, allow themselves to listen to music that refers to them as hoes and bitches.
If a girl told me she listened to Nicky Minaj I’d question if she respects herself considering the lyrics of her content.
Remember how music used to refer to women? When artists wrote music about Women they spoke of their beauty and their love for women.
Now everything is so degrading.
Judge me if you may, you can deny opinions but you cannot deny the truth.
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times,
10 years from now when we look back at hip hop we will laugh that the type of hip hop that
Had attention of listeners and even had the spotlight.
It is time for real music, real thoughts, and real expression to get the attention of people.
Enough with the bullshit.
If I were to go to a third world country tomorrow, and were to show someone
hip hop for the first time,
would I play them Rick Ross or Two Chainz? No.
I would probably show them Nujabes or Tupac, something with a real message,
real substance, something that could be life changing.
Music is a reflection of oneself so why support music that is false,
That is nothing of who we are.
We have to stop supporting the bullshit and start supporting real artists who are spilling themselves out
every single day only to be out shun because they chose to show people a better way than ignorance and violence.
We all can be a part of a change in music,
when will you say enough is enough? When will you just simply turn off the bullshit or stop going to concerts and shows that have no meaning.
Our intellect has been questioned by the mainstream media, men and women alike.
They laugh at us while we indulge in nonsense.
There was a time when real music was in the eye of the media.
Where is the substance? a constant question I ask myself when I turn on the radio, which I seldom do anymore.
Stop supporting music that makes us seem so blind and foolish, begin anew.
Evolution should be of progression and not digression, would you not agree?
Spread the message, spread the truth, and most of all spread change.
[Thank you for reading this short article and giving me a moment of your time
The Contradictions album will be dropping MARCH 2Ø13. ]