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The voice Im rapping with, is it bad or good? or is it even original?
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Politics not accepted in music?
I’m just wondering about this and what the other people at RG think about this.
Every time I see someone (like Brother Ali or Lupe Fiasco) dropping a song/mixtape/album with a political/socialistic view they seem to get hate. People automatically call it out as “preachy” and stuff like that, without even listening to it. I mean, isn’t that what “real” hip hop heads want, instead of rap about money, drugs etc?
most of our lifes are “money and drugs” and not politics. id rather here 10 songs of “M/D” rap then hear 2 “political” rap songs, because i know the m/d will relate to me more
Yea people here don’t like a lot of the political rappers tbr but Brother Ali usually get’s a lot of love here and little hate but people like Lupe and IT get put on blast for their views on politics…. to each their own, listen to what u want
Yeah, but political as in socialistic. If you’ve listened to such rappers, you’ll notice that they are basically talking about flaws in our society and everyday life…
(Response was to Massology)
Different strokes for different folks, I suppose.
“…they do not wanna hear it cause they’d rather be bouncin' and shootin' and killin' and bouncin' and shit, get down. RETURN of the GANGSTA, thanks ta'
Them niggas that think y'all soft and say y'all be gospel rappin' but, they be steady clappin' when you talk about bitches and switches and hoes and clothes and weed, let’s talk about time travelin', rhyme javelin, something mind unraveling, get down"
To me it doesn’t matter what kind of rap you listen to, but people seem to be generally negative towards rap like this. They seem to be more critical to it and such (not saying you shouldn’t be critical to stuff)
I mean why doesn’t controversy rise around rappers who mostly talk about money, bitches, drugs etc (not trying to generalise), while songs like “Brother Ali — Uncle Sam Goddamn” are hated on.
as long as they don’t sound like dumbasses when they do it. and as long as a bunch of teens don’t quote everything they say on facebook trying to come off as a political know-it-all then it isn’t a problem.
I have no problem with political songs as long the rapper isn’t too preachy.
To be honest, a lot of rappers no absolutely nothing about politics except for the opinions they see on twitter and hear through word of mouth….
The biggest problem is when a rapper gets too preachy when they get political. Nobody likes the feeling that they’re being talked down to and 90% of the time, the rapper isn’t saying something that most people don’t already kinda know. Combine those two things and it makes the rapper comes off as preachy.