A** and Cash
My latest videoblog about the entertainment industry and its impact on our society.
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3/23/2011 03:32:57 pm
Lol @ playing the song at the end of the blog. Anyways, the whole problem with this type of music (music with blatantly destructive messages) is that is reaching impressionable (sp?) youth. There was a time when this music was played in the club and not on the radio. Guys like Too Short, Luke, 2 Live Crew, etc. weren't played at 4:00 in the afternoon. They were played at night to adults who are not as easily influenced by the music. Honestly, yes the song is destructive, but only for the teenagers, keep it in the clubs and off the radio and away from the 10-14 year olds. As far as "Ass for cash", lets be real, its just a more explicit version of the way most women live their lives anyway. How many of you and ya girls are datin fellas with bus passes! NO woman wants a guy who can't support themselves. So the concept isn't uncommon, just not that blatant. When it comes to love I think its real but its a rarity. What most people think is love is just extreme like of a person that also happens to make them horny. Other forms of psuedo-love are continually giving a person whom you know won't change, more chances to change! Some would call that love, I call it poor self-esteem. All in all I believe true love exist, but you dont know until youve been to fiery depths of hell and back with that person and wouldn't trade it for the world, maybe thats love! Whatever it is, I don't nearly as many people have experienced it who think they have. Sigh, what a mouthful!
3/23/2011 11:24:19 pm
I'm wondering how anyone could go into a studio, stand in a booth and sing those lyrics as if it were something to celebrate... I've been laboring against music like this for the longest. I can't control what "grown folks" listen to, but as a mentor and educator, I hate it when this kind of music gets into the hearts and minds of our young people. My 12 year-old lil sis Kiera says, "I only listen to the beat..." as she spits off E-VER-Y lyric to the song... when I mention that she singing about smoking weed or a guy disrespecting the female anatomy, she doesn't seem to mind. It SUCKS that people find this mess entertaining.It becomes a philosophy to them; a cd cover booklet containing lyrics becomes a handguide to life. People may say that's not the case, but the truth comes out in how their lives totally mirror the music. It's not entertaining. It's destructive.
3/24/2011 07:09:46 am
@Nathan: I agree with everything you said except for one part. I think there's a difference between wanting a partner who is financially stable (especially if you are yourself), and what's being presented in these songs. In the songs, the women aren't seeking a viable partner, they're seeking equal exploitation. As for this crap being on the airwaves in the middle of the day, I was stunned to hear a song like "Tik-Tock", which endorses irresponsible drinking, on the radio. 12 year olds had that song on their ipods. Furthermore, your average top 40 song has expletives either in the song or in the TITLE! (ex. No Bulls***-Chris Brown). It's very different from when I was a teen. An artist would be considered controversial for such material.
3/24/2011 09:03:06 am
@j.says your right its different, but only on the scale, but not in theory. The song is perfect for the strip club. I guess my point is none of this stuff is new, its only new in its presentation, and thats what is bothersome.
3/24/2011 10:40:21 am
You know what? My sisters are in love with a song that is on constant rotation on Memphis radio stations its by Tity Boi and Yo Gotti called "Boo"
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