Death of Music

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k.d.
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Death of Music

#1 Post by k.d. » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:34 am

RAP OVERTAKES ROCK AS KING OF MUSIC INDUSTRY
After a long stretch as the dominant force in American pop that extended several decades after it ceased innovating, rock ‘n’ roll is no longer the biggest-selling genre in the music industry. Instead, the category of Urban Mating Songs known as “R&B/hip-hop” has finally supplanted rock music “in terms of total consumption,” according to an end-of-year report by Nielsen Music.

Only two of 2017’s ten most listened-to artists did not come from the R&B/hip-hop dog pound. Of the 19 songs that had more than 500 million streams in 2017, only two were not R&B/hip-hop. And of the five Grammy nominations for Album of the Year, only one lonely LP didn’t have that slick, ooga-booga, crotch-grabbing beat.

Our main fear about this is that it will bring a wave of painful, pus-oozing, and incurable herpes from the ghetto into the suburbs of America’s heartland.

Jim Goad from Taki's
“Everything government touches turns to crap.”

― Ringo Starr

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#2 Post by j.p. » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:41 pm

I have never understood urban music. I'm not the best judge, but I will agree it sucks. Main stream pop/country music has always been as much visual as it is musical. The grammys have always been about who looks that hottest on the red carpet.

Mr Goad's racially charged post has been regurgitated many times over many decades. It's old. I think the issue is us white guys have lost our street cred.

To paraphrase the great musician, Johnny Rotten, from the seventies. "It's not music it's rock and roll"

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Re: Death of Music

#3 Post by k.d. » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:13 pm

Leave it to you to find something 'racially charged".
“Everything government touches turns to crap.”

― Ringo Starr

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Re: Death of Music

#4 Post by j.p. » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:14 am

k.d. wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:13 pm
Leave it to you to find something 'racially charged".
Our main fear about this is that it will bring a wave of painful, pus-oozing, and incurable herpes from the ghetto into the suburbs of America’s heartland.
Yer right. Can't see nutin racially charged in that.

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Re: Death of Music

#5 Post by k.d. » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:39 am

Imagine that the music of the heartland was Bluegrass and it suddenly overtook Pop & Rap as the most popular form of Music and it spread from sea to shining sea and infested every Ghetto & Barrio in the nation. Would Oprah's concern that it was potentially possible to turn her people into inbred, toothless, hillbilly hayseeds? Would that be racist? Would that fear be a legitimate concern?
“Everything government touches turns to crap.”

― Ringo Starr

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Re: Death of Music

#6 Post by j.p. » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:46 pm

k.d. wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:39 am
Imagine that the music of the heartland was Bluegrass and it suddenly overtook Pop & Rap as the most popular form of Music and it spread from sea to shining sea and infested every Ghetto & Barrio in the nation. Would Oprah's concern that it was potentially possible to turn her people into inbred, toothless, hillbilly hayseeds? Would that be racist? Would that fear be a legitimate concern?
What is Art ? An age old question. Whatever it is, unless you are a tyrant set on oppression, it is not be feared.

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Re: Death of Music

#7 Post by k.d. » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:59 pm

What is Art ? An age old question. Whatever it is, unless you are a tyrant set an oppression, it is not be feared.
Like the Minstrel shows and Blackface?
“Everything government touches turns to crap.”

― Ringo Starr

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