Thursday, August 20, 2009

I think I'm done with rap

I think I've had it with rap. (Yea I said it)

I've been doing this "RAP" thing for a while and I'm very proud of it. BUT-I have an issue. I think I'm going to have to find something new to listen to.

I recently took my Grandfather to see BB King live and was astonished by the look on his face as he admired a man he grew old listening to. My granddad is 82 and BB is 84 so he has literally been a fan for 60 years. that's amazing. I looked at my granddad as he watched BB sing hits from 60 years ago, the look on his face was great! I could see him reliving moments of his life as BB plucked away on Lucile, or as my granddad would say "made that gee-tar talk.

While sitting there the only thing I could think about was how proud I was to have given such a great gift to the man that played to role a father figure to me due to the absence of my own father. I thinking "I'm gonna love when my grandkids do this for me!" then it hit me. They may not be able to.

I'm the fan of a form of music in which our 2 biggest stars have been MURDERED, and our most successful music icon is being ridiculed by up and coming artists for rapping at the aged of 40. "You still rapping and you 38? eeewwwww"

I would like to tell The Game and any person that feels this way to go drown in a bowl of cereal. I'm a real 80's baby, but I've got respect for those that have paved the way.

Do you understand that right now we are running the risk of growing old with NO music to listen to? Ok, I take that back we'll have music but what about seeing a live show?

What about being able to see our favorites that we grew old with like my grandpa did with BB?

How great would it be to hear Dear Mama LIVE 30 years from now?

Hypnotize 40 years from now?

Well guess what? I can't get NONE of that!

It's cool to keep the new talent coming in but damn, I wanna have that look my granddad had on his face watching BB King get down!

Let's see. As much as I like Gucci Mane, right now I can't see myself at 82 at a concert with my grandson singing "BRICKS, all white bricks, off white bricks". I don't care how big of a fan I am now, I need some music to grow old with!

I can't do those dances when I'm 80 yall!

Now I'm not dissing anyone's music I just don't want to be alone.

The major consumers of rap music are teenagers right? What the hell happens to me once I'm 30-40-50? Do I have to find some new genre music to listen to? If so I need to start looking now because the soundtrack to my life is currently in rap form. Hip hop can't even keep it's greats. Never have I seen a genre with so many deaths. Big, Pac, Big L, Dilla, Proof, Aaliyah, Left Eye, Stack Bundles, Pimp C, Big Pun, Jam Master Jay the list goes on and on. Forget next week, WHO THE HELL am I going to watch live at 80? Forget next week!

I've heard 15 year olds say that "Jay-Z's too old to rap" or "Nas need to quit". That's pure BULL. I don't even listen to Nas like that but I would LOVE to see him live 15 years from now.

What you don't understand is that if HIP HOP doesn't grow up it's cool, YOU WILL. I'm not prepared to be music-less so with that said I put a middle finger up to those trying to stunt it's growth.

See you in 60 years!


  1. A lot of the 80s great will still be rockin in the later years.. you shoulda saw MY face when I took my kids to see Whodini - and they knew the words to the songs..

  2. Dude I feel you....... thats why now all Ilisten to iss BB king same cook, the four tops.... this is music you can listen to the rap game need a change for real..... Its week and Im thinking like 104.3 not gonna be playing Bone Thugs n harmony....( even though thats one of my fav. artist) how is 92.3 gonna mix Sade smooth operator and Yin Yang Twins Get low..... yeah I dont know what the future of hip hop will be I love the craft of it...... but in order for it to remain they need to change up a little bit!