Re: Fox News Ask Are Hip-Hop and Rap Music Going Out of Style?
What gets me is the hypocrisy of people who don't appreciate the subject matter of rap songs, but will listen to it anyway because they like the beat and flow. Chris Rock was talking real about it when he joked about women dancing to Lil' Jon's "Get Low," knowing full well how misogynistic the song is but dance to it anyway. If you're offended by it or don't appreciate the lyrics, don't listen to the song at all much less dance to it. Because then you look like hypocrite. You hate the song for what it's saying but you still jamming to it?
Be for it or against it, make up your mind, have some courage and actually commit to your convictions. Judging by the drop in sales, and the fact that for the first time in 12 years, there is no hip hop album among the top 10 bestsellers, seems some people are letting their objections to hip hop be known. But I'd expect a radio DJ to be neutral on it, they go by what the people want to hear and what the record companies pay them to play under the table by way of Payola. Every minute of radio time is like real estate given to the highest bidder, so of course they're not going to talk against the record companies and artist, that's like biting the hand that feeds you.
By the way, they were saying most of the people who object to hip hop's negative lyrics are the ones who aren't fans of it at all or object ot hip hop all together. But that would mean they'd never shell out money for a hip hop CD. So if hip hop sales are down by 21 percent, that means it's the actual hip hop fans and consumers who have lost interest in buying the CD's. So you can't say it's just the anti-hip hop people that's speaking out, it's hip hop fans as well that are expressing how tired they are.
Last edited by Sean77 : 03-06-2007 at 10:17 AM.