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Rise_Against  posted on Jul 10, 2010 5:46:54 PM - Report post

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Also, I don't recall people calling Linkin Park "homophobic, degenerative etc."
Some of their songs also contain rapping:Light weights step to the side when we come in
Feel it in your chest the syllables get pumping
People on the street they panic and start running

Words on loose leaf sheet complete coming
I jump in my mind and summon the rhyme, I'm dumping
Healing the blind I promise to let the sun in
Sick of the dark ways we march to the drum and

Jump when they tell us that they wanna see jumping
**** that I wanna see some fists pumping
Risk something, take back what's yours
Say something that you know they might attack you for

Cause I'm sick of being treated like I have before
Like it's stupid standing for what I'm standing for
Like this war's really just a different brand of war
Like it doesn't cater the rich and abandon poor

Like they understand you in the back of the jet
When you can't put gas in your tank
These ****ers are laughing their way to the bank and cashing the cheque
Asking you to have compassion and have some respect

For a leader so nervous in an obvious way
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay
And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
In their living room laughing like "what did he say?"

In my living room watching but I am not laughing
Cause when it gets tense I know what might happen
World is cold the bold men take action
Have to react or get blown into fractions

Ten years old it's something to see
Another kid my age drugged under a jeep
Taken and bound and found later under a tree
I wonder if he had thought the next one could be me

Do you see the soldiers they're out today
They brush the dust from bullet proof vests away
It's ironic at times like this you pray
But a bomb blew the mosque up yesterday

There's bombs in the buses, bikes, roads
Inside your market, your shops, your clothes
My dad he's got a lot of fear I know
But enough pride inside not to let that show

My brother had a book he would hold with pride
A little red cover with a broken spine
On the back, he hand-wrote a quote inside
When the rich wage war it's the poor who die

Meanwhile, the leader just talks away
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay
And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
Both scared and angry like "what did he say?"

With hands held high into the sky so blue,
As the ocean opens up to swallow you.

[Edited by Rise_Against, 7/10/2010 5:53:06 PM]

 
Neo7  posted on Jul 10, 2010 5:48:55 PM - Report post

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I was considering posting that or Where'd You Go, but I decided it would be funnier to post a Japanese rap.

[Edited by Neo7, 7/10/2010 5:49:11 PM]

 
Foxxie-kun  posted on Jul 10, 2010 6:51:54 PM - Report post

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Isn't it obvious that American rap is the subject of my hatred?

I've no idea how other countries do Rap, but Japanese musical artists generally aren't prone to endorsing gang violence as much as they put in meaningful and tasteful lyrics.

American rap though, has been steeped in controversy because of the most well-known artists being degenerates (50 Cent, Snoop Dog, and formerly Ice T), but that's because they were "Gangsta Rappers".

Not all rap is offensive, but the fact remains that the non-offensive Rap is either of foreign origin or otherwise ignored by the mainstream rap enthusiasts.

 
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Where'd You Go was extremely mainstream and played several times on the radio. Pretty well received.
 
Latiosmaster47  posted on Jul 10, 2010 8:33:01 PM - Report post

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The lesson here is to separate fantasy from reality.

It goes for all media too, not just music. Movies, music, TV, the internet and video games all apply. So I think that instead of just hating on forms of media that are readily misunderstood by the general populous, we should, as a culture, learn to appreciate them for what they are, an escape from reality. And if you understand that and still hate it, then that's fine, but at least take it for what it is.

 
Rise_Against  posted on Jul 12, 2010 1:08:44 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Foxxie-kun

Isn't it obvious that American rap is the subject of my hatred?

I've no idea how other countries do Rap, but Japanese musical artists generally aren't prone to endorsing gang violence as much as they put in meaningful and tasteful lyrics.

American rap though, has been steeped in controversy because of the most well-known artists being degenerates (50 Cent, Snoop Dog, and formerly Ice T), but that's because they were "Gangsta Rappers".

Not all rap is offensive, but the fact remains that the non-offensive Rap is either of foreign origin or otherwise ignored by the mainstream rap enthusiasts.

This was pretty mainstream:

What's wrong with the world, mama
People livin' like they ain't got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that'll bring you trauma
Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin'
In the USA, the big CIA
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK
But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeah
Madness is what you demonstrate
And that's exactly how anger works and operates
Man, you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all, y'all

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love
The love, the love

It just ain't the same, always unchanged
New days are strange, is the world insane
If love and peace is so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don't belong
Nations droppin' bombs
Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones
With ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die young
So ask yourself is the lovin' really gone
So I could ask myself really what is goin' wrong
In this world that we livin' in people keep on givin'
in
Makin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
Not respectin' each other, deny thy brother
A war is goin' on but the reason's undercover
The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug
If you never know truth then you never know love
Where's the love, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the truth, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the love, y'all

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love, the love, the love?

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets colder
Most of us only care about money makin'
Selfishness got us followin' our wrong direction
Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema
Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness in equality
Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' under
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' down
There's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' under
Gotta keep my faith alive till love is found
Now ask yourself

Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love?

Sing wit me y'all:
One world, one world (We only got)
One world, one world (That's all we got)
One world, one world
And something's wrong wit it (Yeah)
Something's wrong wit it (Yeah)
Something's wrong wit the wo-wo-world, yeah
We only got
(One world, one world)
That's all we got
(One world, one world)

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Non-offensive, mainstream rap. Hmmm.

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