My 13 year old son has gotten into rap music and I'm pretty excited. Growing up, when I hit the teenage years I was obsessed with Tupac and Biggie, Dr Dre and Ice Cube, the usual guys.
However, rap music today is much different. The rap music my husband and I remember, and still listen to today, has relevant messages of systemic problems in our nations rapped very eloquently from the masters of their craft. Now? Now, the music, I guess if we're calling it that, is quite auto-tuned.
Not to mention, without a good, solid message. The rap music now has the rappers speaking very poorly of women and touting money to get whatever they want. It isn't something I want my son to invest time in to, but I can't really ban him from listening to it. All my husband and I can do is introduce him to our rap music.
We can show him what talent really is and what it looks like. While I understand appreciating talent is subjective, there is a line to be drawn here, so I'm drawing it for my son.
I hope he realizes that the rap music he is listening to is sub par compared to the rap music of the greats.
Biggie Smalls-- The Notorious BIG
Ice Cube is amazing!
Eazy-E, gone way too soon.
Tupac was such a legend.
NWA-- one of the best albums.
I cannot stand Drake.
Dr. Dre has been an influence
“We can show him what talent really is and what it looks like”
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Like ordering the best thing on the menu your first time at a restaurant, sometimes I wish I didn't know about AC DC's "It's a long way to the top (if you wanna rock-n-roll)". It's literally the best rock song.
I can play the guitar. I can write songs for guitar, and I would like to share these songs or edit and elaborate on them. Issue is, most music composition software is complicated and expensive. Chordbot is neither of those things.
I'd rather listen to music than watch TV or movies. Do I enjoy TV? Of course. However, music just moves my soul much more than television or movies ever could. Growing up, we just had a radio with a few radio stations to listen to.