Black People : What Happened to "Real Talent?"

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  1. AuthorLady

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    Last night, while watching a comedy show, one of the comics brought light to something that totally resonated with me: there is no more real talent in the entertainment industry. Everyone is mediocre.

    For those of you over 35, we remember actual Superstars who had awesome, jaw dropping talent. We saw a lot of greatness and learned from the best.

    I'm not used to such forgetful artists that we have today.

    Not anymore.

    What happened?

    It's depressing me.
     
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    capitalism….
     
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    Hhmmm...I have to agree with that. It's hurting Sales ironically. No one purchases music or goes to the movies like they used to.
     
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    reality TV makes money….
     
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    I hate reality tv. It's just gotten too easy to become a celebrity these days and here is the real problem: Everbody wants to be "famous" because there are more avenues to access the public, via Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, American Idol, X Factor, et al; than actually "paying dues" like the stars back in the day had to do. It's become a real problem. I used to buy a lot of music--go to the movies all the time, but today: I just buy what I find on the internet or when I actually buy a hard cd; it has to be an artist that I actually respect.
     
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    a people get the ART that they deserve….
     
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    It's funny because i don't really even look for any talent these days. I stick to the old school comedians that used to tear it down and paved the way for today's clowns who have sold out the art...

    The only one i will ck for every now and then is Tracy Morgan and that's because he has that old school spirit and still pays homage to Richard Pryor, unlike most other comedians.

    Today's comics are all trying to outdo each other instead of just being them. Most of them, like Mike Epps are not even funny unless it's written for them by somebody else and given to them in a movie script.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. Comedians today are not really talented; somebody just told them that they were funny and they actually believe they can make money. Most of today's comics are average and really more annoying than Clever like the late Richard Pryor and Bernie Mac. They were great story tellers and that's the difference between real comedians and clowns.
     
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    :10200: Very true.
     
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    it takes education to appreciate fine art.
    funds have been cut for a long time and we are turning out a generation of dummies.

    the last time i showed my photography there wasn't anyone there who knew what the hell they were looking at.
    i put work on here and got not one comment.

    capitalism has turned art into 'product'. the lowest common denominator makes the money.
    i consider this to be the dark ages. we have tech but no one can think or see.

    i just keep to myself and listen to my coltrane.
     
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