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TEXAS BATMAN 05-06-2007 01:02 PM

OT: Ban Rap Music
 
And the world would be a better place. It's sexist, violent, and has been bringing down the youth for years. It's even infiltrating overseas and bearing n the minds of the youth over there. I remember in the early days of rap, it was banned in the more affluent of states for a reason. Most of it is crap. And this is coming from someone who listens to rap, has grown up with it, and still likes some of it. But I think the world would be a better place without it. Kids see it, think that that's what's hot, and try to portray everything that's being said. Every rapper's a gangster, hustler, drug dealer, or killer. While I myself listen to it, I'm slowly weaning myself off of it and refuse to let my kids listen to this s#!t. To me rap is the most influential form of genocide in history, because it promotes black on black violence and people are too dumb to even recognize it.

Hell, even heavy metal, that dark goth stuff isn't telling you to go out and kill christians or shoot that prep if he make fun of yo leather. Rap is one of the few forms of music that somebody has to dumb down just to get his point of ignorance across. I'm all for getting rid of porn. There's a reason that kids are becoming sexually active at younger ages with all the nudity and pornographic images readily available to them. But rap, hip hop, gangsta rap music irks the s#!t out of me. If I had to become famous by leaving behind a legacy of drug stories, sexual escapades, and blind violence I'd rather lead a more humble existence than sell my soul for a platinum plaque. But of course there's just too much money to be made, and as desensitized as we are who even cares anymore. But I kinda wish some politician would pick up the baton again and try to shake things up. Outright censorship would be too much to ask, and in these days and times unreasonable, but something needs to be done.

I'd never rap for money. Some lil kid comes up to me one day. I want to be just like you Bat. I want to grow up and be a hustla and a dboy. B!t@h you betta ask somebody. Immediately I would think 'what have I done?' But these rappers/entertainers have no conscience. I know I can be just as hypocritical as Tupac. Keep Ya Head Up one minute then a Hit Em Up the next. But I'm just stating my position. So yeah we need to monitor the greenhouse effect for global warming, clean up the planet to save the enviorment, but if we want to give these kids a brighter future the world would be a better place without rap music. Sayeth the Bat. nevermore.

Bobcat4Ever 05-06-2007 01:04 PM

Re: OT: Ban Rap Music
 
lol, backlash in 3...2...1

eboloid 05-06-2007 01:06 PM

Re: OT: Ban Rap Music
 
Why do you hate fun?

StroShow4 05-06-2007 01:06 PM

Re: OT: Ban Rap Music
 
you made some pretty stupid generalizations. not all rap is sexist or violent. you just have to ignore the commercial crap and find the good stuff.

the wu-tang clan and all of the related groups and rappers is pretty much the only music i listen to, and i consider finding that music and figuring out what it means to be one of the better things that ever happened to me. their music made me smarter and opened my mind to new things.

ThaWarrior 05-06-2007 01:06 PM

Re: OT: Ban Rap Music
 
:roll: are you serious :oldlol:

ronron15 05-06-2007 01:11 PM

Re: OT: Ban Rap Music
 
im a hiphop addict for years....

i gotta say theres some truth to what this guy is saying.. hip hop used to be the hippest ten years ago when the crime rates in new york is real high... but now its sort of dying... songs about killing and murderin not working no more...
now its peaceful in lotta areas that used to be bad, except for the real ghetto parts... plus jayz is bringing his whole fanbse to non-violent hiphop, his last album isnt even gangster, it was music, and we all know how big jay plays in hip hop and how much fans he got...

my opinion is ban the violent hip hop and endorse the music hip hop... nowadays, its all about image and market in hiphop.. tats why the new rappers all have to act tough and bad to get in, ban tat crap... yea haha, ban the violent hip hop music..

20 Dimes A Game 05-06-2007 01:16 PM

Re: OT: Ban Rap Music
 
Is this a joke?

IGOTGAME 05-06-2007 01:21 PM

Re: OT: Ban Rap Music
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StroShow4
you made some pretty stupid generalizations. not all rap is sexist or violent. you just have to ignore the commercial crap and find the good stuff.

the wu-tang clan and all of the related groups and rappers is pretty much the only music i listen to, and i consider finding that music and figuring out what it means to be one of the better things that ever happened to me. their music made me smarter and opened my mind to new things.


If I needed the Wu Tang Clan or any other rapper to open my mind to things Id be embarrassed.

StroShow4 05-06-2007 01:23 PM

Re: OT: Ban Rap Music
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IGOTGAME
If I needed the Wu Tang Clan or any other rapper to open my mind to things Id be embarrassed.


do you have any idea what they are about? you must not. go listen to a couple killa priest or rza songs and then tell me how you feel.

IGOTGAME 05-06-2007 01:37 PM

Re: OT: Ban Rap Music
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StroShow4
do you have any idea what they are about? you must not. go listen to a couple killa priest or rza songs and then tell me how you feel.


I have only heard the commercial stuff from Wu-Tang. But I will look up some stuff today. Im curious as to how Method Man will be able to tell me things about the world that great writers and poets havent.

I like Wu-Tangs music but I dont look towards it for edification.

StroShow4 05-06-2007 01:43 PM

Re: OT: Ban Rap Music
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IGOTGAME
I have only heard the commercial stuff from Wu-Tang. But I will look up some stuff today. Im curious as to how Method Man will be able to tell me things about the world that great writers and poets havent.

I like Wu-Tangs music but I dont look towards it for edification.


i wasnt talking about method man, he obviously isnt one of the more intelligent memebers. i'm talking about rza, gza, masta killa, inspectah deck, odb, killa priest, the gravediggaz... listen to songs form their solo albums, listen to some gravediggaz music. its very different from any commercial stuff they have put out.

heres a list of some songs you should listen to... you have to really focus on the lyrics.

rza- the birth
rza- a day to god is 1,000 years
gza- breaker breaker
raekwon- wu gambinos (masta killa's part)
killa priest- b.i.b.l.e
killa priest- one step
gravediggaz- constant elevation
gravediggaz- unexplained
gravediggaz- dangerous mindz

if you listen to those songs and cant see what i'm saying then you just dont get what they are talking about.

StreetPharmacist 05-06-2007 01:57 PM

Re: OT: Ban Rap Music
 
The same, and actually much worse, is true to Rock, metal, (or wateva crap the white people listen to) as well.
Man.. some of them metal lyrics (when you understand them) are honestly scary.. it freaks you out completely. I'd rather ban that.

Take Your Lumps 05-06-2007 02:08 PM

Re: OT: Ban Rap Music
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TEXAS BATMAN
I'm all for getting rid of porn.


Take that back you son of a *****!

Kebab Stall 05-06-2007 02:08 PM

Re: OT: Ban Rap Music
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StreetPharmacist
The same, and actually much worse, is true to Rock, metal, (or wateva crap the white people listen to) as well.
Man.. some of them metal lyrics (when you understand them) are honestly scary.. it freaks you out completely. I'd rather ban that.

That's only a portion of rock music, alot of rock music has meaning and can be really educational (if that's the right word I doubt it is but I'm sure you get the point). But anyway it's the same with rap music, alot of it can be utter crap and full of pure nonsense, but then you have all the smarter guys who can make some really awesome tracks with even more awesome lyrics.

It's all about searching, if you're willing to search then you will find some great stuff. But if you're not willing to search then you're gonna get stuck listening to the most commercialized crap ever.

StroShow4 05-06-2007 02:10 PM

Re: OT: Ban Rap Music
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kebab Stall
It's all about searching, if you're willing to search then you will find some great stuff. But if you're not willing to search then you're gonna get stuck listening to the most commercialized crap ever.


exactly.


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