Black People : Is This The Future Of Music

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Kamau47, May 22, 2011.

  1. Kamau47

    Kamau47 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    First off, let me say that I am usually one who defends rap/hip hop. Though I am middle age, I understand where these rappers/musicians are coming from because their message is in their music. The way they were raised, their environment, all of it is represented in the music they make. Offensive or not, it is their story. And since I come from the same streets, I can hear it. I may not agree with it, or the way they are portraying it, it is what it is.

    Except for this.

    This is by far the most degrading and disgusting video I think I have ever saw, and I would not even classify it as music. To me, this is just plain garbage. Not only that, but these young black women were put out there to be seen in one way, and one way only. My wife will tell you that the first words out of my mouth, loudly, were "What the hell is this!".
    I simply cannot justify this as music, art or someones story of their life; this is junk, pure & simple. But I also wonder if this is where music is heading? Is this what sells now? Maybe I'm out of touch since I havn't been to a club or bar in about 15 years now (got sick of that life).
    Maybe I'm just ranting family, but this to me crosses a line.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1tufujnbzU
     
  2. ManicRaider

    ManicRaider Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If I didn't know any better I'd say that it was a parody video but sadly it's not. Apparently it's supposed to be a genre of music called "Bounce music" which has been out for awhile with beats that encourage women to "bounce their booties". That's all I know. I surely hope it isn't the future of music.
     
  3. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    better a bounce then a bang

    Here in Crown Heights folks from the Carribean have been celebrating

    "rump shaker"

    music since the 80s and donig all that "wine-ing" at dance halls on the reg, even to the point of sistes competing with each other

    everyone forgot "The Butter Fly" from te 90s?

    and personaly I have not seen the video, but that kind of thing is at least better then Kanye and some "aliens" chanting
    "I abduct you so I tell you what to do"
    which becomes an S&M rallying chant instead of a protest song against mental slavery

    I would not be so crass as to say no one made any outcry, when Ice Cube was rapping about machine gunning black men,
    or Ice Tea chopping up his own mother, or Death Row records attempted to
    make the selling of crack sound like a rites of passage into manhood

    but in regard to the sisters,

    it is up to them, to simply refuse to perform in such things.
    If fols find it offensive

    Spike Lee, made a symbolic statement about this in Bamboozled

    And the psycholgical trauma

    that any man goes through from seeing that Erikah Badu, video, when we
    as men are not focused on "where" she is disrobing in public or why
    but are focused on the nudity until she is

    murdered in cold blood,
    and then we realize that

    what she is saying is that we need to"Come Back" to protect our sisters from falling into that kind of madness from despair.

    Now the future of Black music just like the future of the Black comunity,

    is what ever we "neglect" it to be or "protect" and build it to be
     
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    ManicRaider Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So how can you say what's worse than the video if you haven't seen it?
     
  5. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    1 because I have faith the brother woud not post a pornographic link,
    in lieu of what the owner of this site has mentioned recently

    2 Becuase murder and the promotion of muder is always worse then what the descriptions mention to be clothed women rump shaking

    3 Becuase I can support a protest in Baltimore in spirit,
    without seeing a vid or being there
     
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    I don't see anything wrong with women shaking their *** in a video. The murder music is the problem not booty shaking.

    Ankhur if you dont mind me asking are you a homosexual?
     
  7. skuderjaymes

    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    naw.. that has nothing to do with music. That's just the result of the market..
    inexpensive audio and video equipment.. plus a cousin that works the night shift
    at walmart.. plus youtube.. equals what you see here.. nothing more. As far
    as the boodies go.. the shaking and filming of the shaking have been going on
    since film and boodies met about 100 years ago.. what strikes me about this
    video is the poor quality of the boodies in question.. he must of used his
    cousins or something.. that's the disgusting part.. and.. on a purely artistic
    level.. the music, the lyrics.. the delivery and the video production and direction
    are all mediocre.. nothing artful about any of it.. ​
     
  8. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No, and I dont mind at all, homosexual brothers ask that, when they are lookng for company,
    Thanks for the offer, but no thanks, the ladies room is for women only,
    And so am I


    but dont worry do your thing,
    I am not a gay basher,
    so don't be afraid


    to come back and post more often! :1on1:
     
  9. abstract219

    abstract219 ...standing on the shoulders of giants MEMBER

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    Well, anything goes with today's music. This is what the marketplace demands and the industry pushes. But as Skuder says, its nothing new. Ive seen worse in live dancehall music.
     
  10. Kamau47

    Kamau47 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It just concerns me though that someone could call them self a musician doing what that person did. He didn't even try to put together a rap. He just found a track, put in about 20 words, found some women to degrade them self, and probably will start a new trend while making a few bucks in the meantime.
    I don't know, maybe it's just me. I've seen some horrible examples myself, but for some reason, this one stood out.
     
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