It’s time for a breakup
I don’t usually call for someone to get a divorce, but this one has been long overdue. First they’re fighting, then they ignore each other. Now, they’re attached at the pelvis so much that they are essentially one entity…and it annoys me.
I’m not talking about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, or even Will and Jada. I’m talking about hip-hop and pop music.
First off, I have to admit that I like some pop music. Adele, Imogean Heap, even a little Sarah Bareilis. These artists make good quality music, and actually sing and write their own music. If hip-hop married this form of pop, it wouldn’t be the end of my interest in it. But the divorce that’s really needed?? Rihanna goat-singing a hook. Nicki Minaj doing whatever that’s called. And please, plase get rid of Flo Rida, Dubstep and dance music! (Me hearing a Flo rida song led to the ire that led me to write these words).
I personally blame Nelly. Remember his collab with NSync? I also blame Jay-Z, Diddy and Common. To see Common on a song with Cobie Callait is an afront to the memory of Run DMC.
How do we fix this problem? First, I say let’s stop the Euro trend. Yesterday. Also, let’s ban all rappers from acting until they’ve put out at least 4 albums (yea I said album) or put in 5 solid years of hip hop. Third, if you rap it, we’re going to hold a court session to validate your lyrics. Most of these cats would be locked down.
Of course, none of this will ever happen. I’m just glad Lupe, Talib Kweli, and The Roots have never sold out to work with pop artists…