Modern music is stuck on repeat

Jimmy Bottom

Music is in the hands of giants that we must slay. They are the music labels and crazy superstar musicians that make arbitrary music for what apparently is a deaf audience.

We are force-fed recycled ideas to revel at the mainstream artists idea of what is music now. This is an outrage.

Music should be left in the hands of those who love it not those who love the money that comes from hit songs.

Take Justin Bieber’s rise to fame for instance, the iconic youth that took the charts. His story alone sounds like a bad Disney movie come to life.

Compare his success story to that of the late Michael Jackson who came up during a time of racial tensions where the odds were stacked up against him because of the color of his skin, not for his prepubescent voice.

Take a look at Drake and what he’s accomplished.

He is an emcee for Young Money, Lil Wayne’s little group that’s supposedly out to take the rap game to newer levels. Hiphopspy.com reported Drake said “I don’t write lyrics down on paper. The other day, I was in the studio with Alicia Keys, and I wrote two songs just looking at her.”

If that’s true that would explain lyrics like “Sushi roll, hotter than wasabi.”

If that isn’t enough to convince you that music is headed in a bad direction let’s compare Drake and Tupac.

Drake’s lyrical content seems to be as smart as a fifth grader’s attempt at a freestyle, whereas Tupac’s lyrical content talks about life.

Tupac is no longer with us (R.I.P.) but his songs still have more meaning than all of Drake’s career summed up, and Drake’s still alive.

Then there’s the joke called Lil Wayne and his Dr. Seuss like rhymes and metaphors more fit for elementary schools.

Starting to see a pattern here?

You know it’s bad when Chris Tucker starts dissing your music and height during a stand-up routine. Not only that, there’s the subtle diss in Eminem’s song “Not Afraid” if you listen to his lyrics carefully.

Instead of giving these musicians invisible props that only inflate their egos, we should focus more on musicians whose knowledge of music has more depth than a catchy hook line.

There’s plenty of independent artists out there that will blow you away. Let’s support someone real, not these fake, over-the-top musicians.