Originally Posted by Mr357
A lot of talk, but I'm afraid you didn't say much seeing as I'm not convinced of anything except your maturity level. Yes, for a short while I liked a talent less bum, and it's something I'm still very ashamed of. Nearly every one of that guy's "songs" is fixated around anger, depression, or extreme misconduct. What can you possibly get out of that? Are you proud to listen to it? Is that something you would be comfortable with bringing up in a college essay or job interview? Do rap artists promote the general welfare of society? Do they want their teenage listeners to be successful? From what I can tell they don't care; they're just making money. Anyone can put together lyrics; there's little talent in that. What musical
ability does he have? Can he compared to someone like John Lennon or Freddie Mercury? I doubt it.
I am many things, but I am not ignorant, child.
Of course, instead of refuting the mountain of facts I gave you, you keep playing dumb. You can keep thinking being a top tier lyricist in rap is something easy anybody can do, you'll still be wrong and you'll still look like you have no idea what you're talking about.
Teenagers being successful? Are you just trolling? Rap artists(not the shallow such as Meek Mill or Rick Ross) are a product of their environment. They rap about what happens in the streets or inner city life. They don't come from backgrounds with ponies and sunshine, they most often come from harsh and poor neighborhoods and this is the reality that is reflected in their music. If you want rose colored glasses with happy lyrics that promotes harmony and friendship, you're in the wrong type of music. Rap doesn't reflect that because this is not what's going. Rap is introspective, it is violent, it is vulgar because that's the way the environment of rappers is. They're not gonna start making **** up because your poor little ears are offended by their lack of attention to your teenage son's success.
You want rap to change? Change the reality of the environment rappers come from. Clean these streets, set up some good programs so kids can learn and grow. Until then, it's always gonna be about poverty, violence, gang wars, rape, prostitution or whatever's going on out in the streets. Rap doesn't cause the streets to be the way they are, the streets causes rap to be the way it is.
Sorry if you don't understand people who come from difficult backgrounds or broken homes. Eminem is from there and it shows in his music. All his anger, sorrow and sadness is expressed in his music. I personally find it awesome as it serves as a form of therapy for me. When I listen to Rock Bottom, it gives me the courage to just get up and change my situation to make it better. When I listen to Lose Yourself, it pumps me enough to simply go out there and work to get what I want without ever giving up.
To answer your question, yes I am very proud to be associated with this type of music. His music is aimed at people who are experiencing or experienced hardships and challenges but still try to pull through and don't let nothing slow them down. You're battered and tired but his songs give you the energy to keep going. Yes, I am happy to be of those people. Especially when those songs have such talent, emotion and creativity behind them. If you can't understand that, that's your problem but Eminem definitely has talent. A lot of it.