*highjacked from my Myspace page*
I usually don't listen to commercial radio. It is polluted with garbage and artists who actually deserve the airtime don't get it. I try to ignore it but it's inevitable. I hear it in the gym, I hear it in other folk's cars, I hear it in the beauty salon etc... and so on. But I must rant about some things I've heard recently. What's this new trend regarding "ghetto nursery rhymes"? Are we a culture so devoid of any human deceny that we will degrade a song targeted to children? The 2 songs I am referring to in particular are Young Joc's "I Know You See It" and some other crappy ass song called "Does Your Chain Hang Low". Both of these little dirty ditty's are based on children's nursery rhymes. Now instead of our black children singing songs about the innocence of youth, they will now be chanting about "chewing on body parts like bubblegum" or "how low someone's chain is hanging". I usually turn a blind eye to all the C-rap music that we're being forced-fed, but this is a little too hard to ignore. At what point will we stop? Will there be a chopped and screwed version of "Go Tell It On The Mountain"? Will they change the lyrics of "We Shall Overcome" to "We Shall Cum On You"? We are selling ourselves short people, we are capable of much better than this. Trust and believe this shit will never be played in my house...and hopefully my little one will never have to hear it anywhere else.
*Steps off her soapbox*
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