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    This could be another, overheard and over-the-top speech about how 'mainstream' hiphop had gone downhill in a spiral pattern. True. It has and it will probably continue to get worse unless something drastic happens, but I'd like to touch on how it's actually affecting the kids who listen to it.

    Usually, I'm the first person to deny that what someone does (being music, videogames, movies) has any real bearing on the actions that they may take. For example, I don't believe that the kids who shoot up their schools do it because they played Gran Theft Auto the night before. The same goes with music and movies. Little Suzie didn't slit her wrists because Marilyn Manson told her to do so and computer hackers don't do it because Angelina Joilee did it in Hackers. And maybe what I'm about to contribute makes me a hypocrite but... I'm okay with that. I'll live.

    I feel old saying all of this but I'm not, just 22. But I can see the younger generation being 'dumbed' down by the constant garbage that comes out of those 'popular' hiphop artists. I can see people lowering their standards on life, and maybe, it's not because of the music they're listen to, but I see similarities. I've seen kids walking around stores (16 to 18 years olds at least) screaming (literally screaming to the top of their lungs) some of the most stupidest lyrics. "I'M THE NEW ORLEANS NIGHTMARE!" What? We're in North Carolina you dumbf*ck. Sure I live in a rough area and there's usually more crime than not, but I've managed to grow up fairly normal despite certain disadvantages that makes me 'harder' (whatever) than any of these punks. I've been through jail/rehab/addiction/fights and never once do I feel the need to disrespect myself by acting so stupid. I've made enough mistakes in my life without needing to add more. Sure, my pants hang off of my ass. Yes they do, but I've been doing it since middle school and not because lil wayne did it (coolio... maybe). If most people were to look at me they might say, "what a punk". I've got a lot of tattoos and a couple of piercings to go along with the pants hanging off of my ass. But that's when I love to get them with the following...

    I'm intelligent. Maybe not brilliantly so but I do very well for myself and have mostly made good grades. I have a plan for my future, a job and I'm not a complete idiot. The kids that I'm referring to have no ambition whatsoever. And it's not because of drug use I can't imagine. I use drugs. I still have ambition. What the f*ck is their problem? Music. The f*cking music ladies and gentlemen. They listen to Wayne, I listen to Sage. They listen to Guchi (goochi?), I listen to The Chicarones. They listen to Jay Z... okay, well I listen to Jay Z some too but that's not the point. Because, the point being, Lil Wayne says some of the stupidest things but he gets praised for it like some pariah.

    Am I just getting old and cynical way too young? I feel like some "out of touch grandpa" for complaining out those "youngsters" but it all feels so true. And being that hiphop is such a large part of my life I feel I have to do something to educate people. And I frequent the same parties as most of the kids so I see them around and have plenty of changes to do so. So, I'm at a party with some people and I throw in a Murs cd... Murs people... Murs for F*cking President... Murs Revenge... and these kids have no idea who the hell Murs is. One kid asks me if he did a song with 50 cent. No. No little boy he did not do a song with 50 cent and hopefully never will.

    So, I'll ask again. And I getting old and cynical before my time?

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    Nope
    Your not there yet.

    Im 48 and if I saw you walking down the street with your pants halfway down your butt and a ball cap on backwards waving your arms around with your hands and fingers all distorted (you know what I mean) and smoking a doobie, I would think to myself. what a conformist idiot. Yes conformist. And I wouldnt want you dating my daughter.

    Now thats based on first impression, and in many cases, a correct impression but not always .

    Its all relative my friend.
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    I would totally expect you to judge me if I acted like that. I would think you were weird or at least abnormally jaded if you didn't.

    I understand what you mean about first impressions. And usually my first impressions about the kids that do act like complete idiots are correct... their complete idiots. But, it still bothers me that this music is doing some irrevocable damage to the future of real hiphop. What happens if all of the good hiphop artists that do exist fade out and all you're left with is... *shudder* Mike Jones. Sh*t like that.

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