From: kevin cummings (n2acidjazz_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 2004-01-22 22:56:21
i am speaking my mind. i don't want my very young
children exposed to certain material. you might call
it censorship, i call it parenting. they do not watch
tv shows or catoons with violence. i don't watch those
shows myself. i live outside a major metropolitan area
and the news is filled with shootings and carjackings.
i want tv to escape those things. so unless they see
emeril beat some eggs, or bob villa hammer that wall,
the most violence they'll see is there cousin, a wide
out for ut, getting hit by a safety. cause that's the
most violence i see.
there's all types of music for all types of people.
more power to those that like whatever turns them on.
i don't care enough about hip-hop to look for the
non-commercial, underground or any other kind. i
listen to music that makes feel me feel good. i prefer
to listen to musicians that make me believe they enjoy
playing their music as much as i enjoy listening it.
--- Edwin Portillo <pma_at_xfader.com> wrote:
> this is my opinion:
> i think hip-hop will always be misinterpreted by
> people...especially since
> what is on the radio and played on the video
> channels IS NOT hip-hop.
> it's pop music
> for some reason the media likes to focus on the
> negative and not the
> positive...form your own theories as to why that is.
> i understand the frustrations of censoring your
> children especially since
> they can watch people get shot and watch things get
> blown up on
> television...even cartoon characters beat each other
> to find positive hip-hop you have to turn the radio
> and TV off and
> do some digging...
> i suggest starting here
> a lot of artists allow sandbox to post long clips of
> their music and albums.
> it's up to you as a parent to decide if you want
> them to listen to the
> abstract stuff...or the soulful stuff...or the super
> scientifical stuff...or
> the jazzy stuff...the reggae influenced stuff...the
> turntablist stuff...
> the list goes on and on as how many sub genres have
> been created now.
> some examples have been citied like de la, uglyd,
> check labels like stones throw for quality music as
> DJ projects from Kid Koala, the xecutioners, dj
> shadow stuff are also great.
> check new artists like pigeon john and old and new
> stuff from the
> heiroglyphics crew and freestyle fellowship.
> king selector pma
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