1 year ago
Last edited at 8:39AM on 12/30/2012
I agree .. There a many songs in the music industry that are 'hits' .. because people buy the music not realizing what the songs are even actually about or are complacent about the content. Songs that not only talk about, but promote violence .. from assault, to battery, to murder, to bullying to school shootings.
It's sad .. really sad to hear how the general public continues to blindly support this crap.
Because money is more important to the entertainment industry than being socially responsible....unless there is a disaster for them to play a concert at...why they don't just donate a million dollars each, I don't know.
I TOTALLY dislike rap music but would never go so far as to blame violence in our society on that genre of music. The same way I would never blame violent video games for any actions actually carried out. When you think about it....does that format of "music" condone itself to love, beauty and peace?
Because people love the " bad boy " buy his stuff and companies promote everything you just said.look at the NFL , rapist , murderers , DWI's on and on and on and on
as far as the comment about music shaping society, someone needs to do there homework. music , songs etc have always " shaped and impacted our society bigtime. go back and start with the " slave era " and move forward and see if it changes your mind a little.
mind control , subliminal messages . I am not meaning play the record back words or anything like that. just type those words in a search engine and read about how our government , companies etc spend and have spent Billions on that issue.
As opposed to the "positive" way Katie Perry and Missy Elliot (just 2 examples) promote girls prostituting themselves and their human dignity "Get that money girls"... Or is the NEO-Femenist position that women are too stupid & powerless to be anything but a booty-call, gold-digger or sex object ok to teach our girls?
Well it kind of depends on how you look at it. I personally think grammy's should just be based on whoever makes good music, regardless of what they support or whatever. I guess the singers are in the public light, but i'm not sure they have an obligation to act as a rolemodel...so if he makes music that sells records then he should get the awards...I think many people are more concerned with how the music sounds then the actual lyrics