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Monday, May 30, 2005

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I took the title of this post from the title of Common's hip-hop masterpiece...If you don't have a copy of it...GET IT!!! If you don't like a few cuss words, get the Wal-Mart version....But I have to give props when a brother is making positive music that makes you THINK and it isn't filled with mindless, repetitive drivel (see the majority of the Billboard Top 20). During a discussion with some of my peers, someone claimed that Common was "too preachy"...That person obviously has NEVER listened to the brother with any real level of understanding what he's saying. His music simply reflects his inner soul, as opposed to some formula. I guess Marvin Gaye, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, Billie Holiday, Public Enemy, KRS-ONE, Queen Latifah, and many singers and entertainers from the 60s & 70s were too "preachy"....Who does Common think he is? How dare he invite you to think and re-evaluate some things? Oh wait, that would make it true art and not just entertainment. MY BAD.

1 Comments:

Blogger Cheryl said...

Dear Hip-Hop community (main stream),
Please try to find new words to rhyme besides "get low...to da flo..."
Love always,
Cheryl

4:50 PM  

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