Dude where’s my music?

I haven’t heard a remotely decent record in so long. Well scratch that, I picked up Lupe Fiasco’s latest offering, “The Cool”, about two months ago and that was hot. I also got Lil Wayne’s “Carter III” and I honestly wasn’t that impressed. Maybe it was because it had already been over hyped on the airwaves. Either way, I am yet to sit through the whole album.

The problem with music these days is that it has lost track of its most powerful pull; the ability to relate and be related to. You see, when 2pac was talking about the “Rose that grew out of the concrete” we all knew what he was talking about. On the other hand, I have never made it “rain on any hoes” a la Fat Joe and I can’t dream of owning a Maybach (shout out to Rick Ross). Hip hop may not be dying but it is definitely on life support. This goes past hip hop though. Lets take a look at some award winning lyrics from a recent R & B hit by Ray-J “Sexy Can I”.

Sexy can I, just pardon my manners. Girl how you shake it, got a playa like (ohhhh) It’s a kodak moment, let me go and get my camera All I wanna no is, sexy can I. Sexy can I, hit it from the front, then I hit it from the back. know you like it like that. then we take it to the bed, then we take it to the floor then we chill for a second, then were back at it for more.

Ladies, you swooning yet? Someone should tell my man Ray that R & B stands for Rhythm and Blues. I am just tired of waiting for someone to make something that is well thought out and shows more than minimal effort. I miss the days when rap, hip hop, and rock tried to change the world. Those days when musicians held a mirror up to society and raged “against the machine”. Maybe I am just getting old but that was music. These days music like that is only found deep, deep, underground and I am not in the mood to dig. Well, maybe I’ll make a record.

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4 Comments to “Dude where’s my music?”

  1. folk, thats why i make my own music, im putting one of my songs up with each post now, chk it when u can

  2. Listen to When Life Gives You Lemons by Atmosphere.

  3. Let the church say, AMEN! Good music is hard to come by now days, and that’s for sure. The best some of these artists can really do is give me something to bob my head to…ignoring the words of course!

    I was thinking this the other other day…how many recent CD’s can I really listen to from start to finish…I think Jagged Edge’s latest, and perhaps Keyshia Cole may be the only 2 on the list! I quite frequently find myself resorting to listening to my Old School stuff, and the compilation CD’s compliments of myself (while the kids have a look of “what the hell?” on their faces) more often than not!

  4. LMBO@ that. I have never listened to that song. Ray J can carry a note, but he’s not a good singer, IMO. He’s only able to put out music because he’s Brandy’s brother and known. He should stick to acting, he was much better as “Dorian” on Moesha. lol Or he could possibly be a porn star…lol

    Anyhow, yeah there’s good music but you have to wade through the trash to find good stuff. In general, I cant listen to most artists’ CD’s from start to finish, even the ones I really like. The writing and song choice is usually off for some songs and they get tired. Like Keyshia Cole, I love her! But all of her songs sound the same with the same message. “I shoulda cheated” “I don’t love you no more” “Let It Go” “Shoulda let you go”…..I mean, get over it. LOL But I see they threw in more positive songs but darn it all! Its all very similar. I’d like to see her expand into something more interesting and unpredictable.

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