Stuff Black People Like

March 3, 2008

#1 Rap music

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — ttboi @ 12:42 am

Now, forget the days of Fab Freddy, Sugar Hill Gang, Rakim, Tupac or any other inspirational modern poets.

Lets talk about the Ying Yang twins or Soulja Boy, to be more recent.
ying yang twinz

I listen to them and I have to ask “Did you catch any of that?” Holy shit. This is the inspiration for black youth in america…. we’ve fallen way off track from the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr.
Let’s go ahead take a look at some of Tupac Shakur’s lyrics:
Come on come on
I see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myself
is life worth living should I blast myself?
I’m tired of bein’ poor & even worse I’m black
my stomach hurts so I’m lookin’ for a purse to snatch
Cops give a damn about a negro
pull the trigger kill a nigga he’s a hero
Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares
one less hungry mouth on the welfare
First ship ’em dope & let ’em deal the brothers
give ’em guns step back watch ’em kill each other
It’s time to fight back that’s what Huey said
2 shots in the dark now Huey’s dead
I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere
unless we share with each other
We gotta start makin’ changes
learn to see me as a brother instead of 2 distant strangers
and that’s how it’s supposed to be
How can the Devil take a brother if he’s close to me?
I’d love to go back to when we played as kids
but things changed, and that’s the way it is

Tupac’s lyrics look like they’re trying to make an impact of social thought.

Let’s take a look at some of Soulja Boy’s lyrics… now keep in mind this is a 17 year old kid. Great role model for black youth across the nation.
Its time to do my dance, pullin up my pants, posted on the dance flo in my pimpin stance
it aint the same thang do my dance is a stinga, you gotta rock smoothly and pull ya trigga finga.
Im wild on da dance flo, yea i got fans, im doin poole palace and dey lookin at my hands,
Im bout to do my dance, but naww you cant stop that, i crank my dance up and then i let my glock cock back.

Is this even remotely english? I understand it doesn’t take much to be a rapper these days but FUCK. A little talent would be nice.

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2 Comments »

  1. Amen! Most of the new stuff is completely awful. All they talk about is women, sex, money, and killing. Where is the soul that started this genre?

    Comment by Lil' me — March 8, 2008 @ 1:27 am

  2. True this is what is popular right now, I guess in any type of music things progress I know I love rap cuz its our music, we designed it and ar dominant in it the sad truth is when it comes to record sales the suburban non black youth is the one buying it up. The inspirational and socially diverse Hip Hop we save for ourselves and I don’t want to give up any really good artist cause in thew words of Paul Mooney,”white people will just take shit” so you guys can have soldier boy and Ying yang.

    Comment by yeah but — March 9, 2008 @ 3:13 pm


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