This is how I have felt for a very long time. I cosign everything she said. But as a white dude its funny how all my YOUNG rapper friends (black or white) wont take direction and listen to me. Even the ones that ask me to manage them wont fully believe. And they all fully know my background experience with Wu, Nas, Pac, etc in the past. And they know my affiliations into pop music with Brit, BSB and all that. So they know I have a very informed opinion. And they still dont listen. They try 2 get smart and blame "nostalgia". On the real "makin money" aint nostalgic over sheeet.
Erykah Badu's last sentence just floored me because she was being so honest. Shes always been inspiring and truthful. And I have always been her fan. But after that line I was just 100% bout the lady.
How y’all gone stand by and let our music turn into pop techno cornball ass music. We don’t own our music no more. Come to think of it, did we EVER own it? when I say own our music , I’m not talkin bout the artist I’m talkin bout the people … let me be quiet. I wanna hear from the young people? easy for me to complain about this techno-pop cause i have a taste for something else. but how do u feel? These rappers ought to be shame of they damn selves, I’m talkin bout the mc’ s rappin over this pop techno music. I believe in pimpin the system buy got DAMN! not like this. #pop-technosongs. I like the idea of no distinction in race when it comes 2 music, but SOULkeepers, U dont give up the boom bip and the hump 4 the payday. I love house and techno as a side dish .But now it’s served as the main course AND that’s ALL u gone get. like chittlins in the back house. I love music PERIOD. just not ready to say goodbye to the boom bip and the hump .. kinda painful for my generation to see. just strange 2me. Yes, no1 wants 2B poor again. artist have2 sacrifice integrity of the music sometimes 2 make ends meet. this is understood.but gotDAMN now. if you’ve never tasted good p*ssy your satisfied with ass hole. (that’s terrible ain’t it .) lol
- Erykah Badu
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