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    Rise_Against posted on Jul 10, 2010 5:46:54 PM - Report post
     
    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]
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    Neo7 posted on Jul 10, 2010 5:48:55 PM - Report post
     
    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]
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    Foxxie-kun posted on Jul 10, 2010 6:51:54 PM - Report post
     
    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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    Neo7 posted on Jul 10, 2010 7:03:10 PM - Report post
     
    Where'd You Go was extremely mainstream and played several times on the radio. Pretty well received.
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    Latiosmaster47 posted on Jul 10, 2010 8:33:01 PM - Report post
     
    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.
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    Rise_Against posted on Jul 12, 2010 1:08:44 AM - Report post
     
    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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