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BET, Rap, R&B
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Posted 6/18/09
I like older rap like 2Pac; but BET never appealed to me in anyway. Plus alot of their shows were just rip offs of other terrible shows.
Posted 6/18/09
I agree with everything you're saying, the Hip Hop and Rap of today is pathetic. It makes me want to weep. Not only that, but just by black people calling each other niggers makes them look stupid. It's like they don't care about the meaning or where it came from.
Posted 6/18/09
^ i agree completely. its funny that everyone else can't say that word though to AA either w/o a fight starting
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Posted 6/18/09
Ok, so ignoring some people's comments, I'll put it like this:

Having grown up watching BET, MTV and the like, I can completely understand how portraying stereotypes of Black culture has had negative affects not only on black people and their self-perception and sense of worth, but also how outside cultures assume black americans act. Take Jero for example. He's being marketed completely as a package of this "black stereotype" (except i doubt anyone really looks at him as a "thug") even though it seems pretty obvious to me that he's nothing like that--judging from earlier videos before he got signed.

I used to hate BET and everything it stood for, but after working with some of these people (I'm a studio engineer), I've also come to realize that they're also just individuals who have been able to make money exploiting their hardships--and part of me would rather see them rap about it than go back to jail. I mean really good people.

The real problem stems from two things: money and women. Selling drugs is the so-called easy way to make money and get rich. Some would argue that it's the only way to survive. As far as women goes, some girls want a tough, thug type of dude--especially the immature little girls you wanna get with growing up but can't cuz you're not that. I just worked with an artist who said, "The fly girls was only f***in with n****s that sell crack / so i thought, when i get older, I'ma sell that." Point taken.

All that said, MTV has gone from showing music videos to being a reality TV station, and BET is trying it's best to do the same, so I don't think it's all as crazy as it used to be. But yeah, I agree with a lot of people here that black entertainment has become minstrelsy at its finest and, until it stops being one of the most lucrative businesses out there, I don't see it ending anytime soon.
Posted 6/18/09

mystic17 wrote:

^ i agree completely. its funny that everyone else can't say that word though to AA either w/o a fight starting


Exactly. I mean, look at the non-black person that just said nigger on this thread and was reported for it. Perfect example.
Although, since this is the internet, most people don't care.
Posted 6/18/09

Gaia93 wrote:


mystic17 wrote:

^ i agree completely. its funny that everyone else can't say that word though to AA either w/o a fight starting


Exactly. I mean, look at the non-black person that just said nigger on this thread and was reported for it. Perfect example.
Although, since this is the internet, most people don't care.


yeah lol this is a virtual world we're on maybe it was -turbo- reported him or someone else
Posted 6/18/09

mystic17 wrote:


Gaia93 wrote:


mystic17 wrote:

^ i agree completely. its funny that everyone else can't say that word though to AA either w/o a fight starting


Exactly. I mean, look at the non-black person that just said nigger on this thread and was reported for it. Perfect example.
Although, since this is the internet, most people don't care.


yeah lol this is a virtual world we're on maybe it was -turbo- reported him or someone else :)


I dont report anyone I have my own way of "moding"

@gaia
there r certain types of ppl who r not black that itch for any opportunity to say nigger
its helps them to feel better about themselves in their otherwise pretty pathetic world
;)
Posted 6/18/09

-Turbo- wrote:


mystic17 wrote:


Gaia93 wrote:


mystic17 wrote:

^ i agree completely. its funny that everyone else can't say that word though to AA either w/o a fight starting


Exactly. I mean, look at the non-black person that just said nigger on this thread and was reported for it. Perfect example.
Although, since this is the internet, most people don't care.


yeah lol this is a virtual world we're on maybe it was -turbo- reported him or someone else :)


I dont report anyone I have my own way of "moding"

@gaia
there r certain types of ppl who r not black that itch for any opportunity to say nigger
its helps them to feel better about themselves in their otherwise pretty pathetic world
;)


Hm, haven't thought about it that way. I just think people like that need to find lives, it's easy to call someone a name over the internet than in real life. Where else can you call someone a nigger and not suffer the consequences except for the internet or a white supremacist group? Even if you were in a car and had a gun it wouldn't make a difference. They'll catch you somehow.
Posted 6/18/09

Gaia93 wrote:


-Turbo- wrote:


mystic17 wrote:


Gaia93 wrote:


mystic17 wrote:

^ i agree completely. its funny that everyone else can't say that word though to AA either w/o a fight starting


Exactly. I mean, look at the non-black person that just said nigger on this thread and was reported for it. Perfect example.
Although, since this is the internet, most people don't care.


yeah lol this is a virtual world we're on maybe it was -turbo- reported him or someone else :)


I dont report anyone I have my own way of "moding"

@gaia
there r certain types of ppl who r not black that itch for any opportunity to say nigger
its helps them to feel better about themselves in their otherwise pretty pathetic world
;)


Hm, haven't thought about it that way. I just think people like that need to find lives, it's easy to call someone a name over the internet than in real life. Where else can you call someone a nigger and not suffer the consequences except for the internet or a white supremacist group? Even if you were in a car and had a gun it wouldn't make a difference. They'll catch you somehow.


it helps them to feel accepted, superior/wise, empowered... I took a class
and he's from Utah, no suprise there.

Posted 6/18/09
I don't like the rap songs these days. Come on, dude. It's your third album and you're just bragging about yourself and money (like anybody else)... get some new materials.

I prefer rappers that are wise though. They do stuff that makes them recognize internationally (e.g., Flo Rida, T-Pain, etc.).



I really don't like purchasing an album where I'm getting curse at the very beginning. I'm like, "hold up. I just purchased your album, and now, you're cursing at me?! what the hell is that? **throws cd in the trash** you'll definitely won't get my support."
Posted 6/18/09
Plz lets not use any offensive languege
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Posted 6/18/09
Well, white folk can't have all the cable channels now can they? That'd be unfair.
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Posted 6/18/09
I prefer ol'skool hip-hop over today's Rap any day. I used to like BET, but I feel that it's gone down the drain over the years. I can't stand to watch 106 and Park anymore either =/

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Posted 6/18/09

Gaia93 wrote:


mystic17 wrote:

^ i agree completely. its funny that everyone else can't say that word though to AA either w/o a fight starting


Exactly. I mean, look at the non-black person that just said nigger on this thread and was reported for it. Perfect example.
Although, since this is the internet, most people don't care.


Black people do not call eachother nigger on tv n barely in real life they say nigga and there is big diff nigger is racist and nigga would be something u would say to a friend, it means nothing it's like a name even i know that i dont even live in america and there's like no black people here i just have this thing called cable so dont talk about BET cuz i doubt you even watched an episode
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