Maybe it's me but music used to speak to you. It made you laugh, cry, think about memories, etc. You couldn't turn on the radio without some song reminding you of something. What happened to those songs and those? Now we get lame things on the radio simply because the majority of people listen to that. Don't get me wrong, I like Lil Wayne and them sometimes but I'm wondering why artists like Lupe don't get recognized and the only thing you hear from Kid Cudi is the things that mention drugs. Don't get me wrong because he does talk a lot about drugs and drinking but he also talks about things like feeling alone because nobody gets you or appreciates you and just about being young. Lupe isn't the usual commercial artist because HE'S BETTER!
Am I the only one who misses the old hip hop, rap and r&b like Aaliyah, Tupac, Ginuwine, etc? Am I the only one who can't really form memories to lyrics about banging hoes, baby mamas etc?
On that same note, music has evolved into a legacy of cheating, abuse and hatred. First and foremost, if you're so scared of the Illuminati then a) don't listen to the music or b) have faith in something that nulls the Illuminati. Secondly, I love Alicia Keys & her music but her choices lately have me rethinking letting my niece listen to her. Are we promoting having sex with a married man? Isn't this the society that is so "high and mighty"? Lastly, why is it that songs or videos that don't have anything to do with sex, drugs, drinking or Lil Wayne don't get any airtime? SMH.
I just miss the old days of the media not making me choose if I want to know anything about someone's personal life and music being relevant to me.