Just a few days ago, I was on Facebook just strolling through my timeline, as usual, and came across an old high school classmate status that was very interesting to me. Below is the Facebook status:
“I agree there has been killings, robberies, gangsters and drugs before rap, but not from the youth. Most of the killings come from people emulating what they hear in these songs. Main example of hip hops prevalence in our community is the Molly’s. No Molly is not a new drug but it didn’t resurface until Trinidad James popped a Molly and started sweating or until Tyga created Super Molly. The heroes of the past, MLK, Malcolm X, etc. are replaced with zeros who have no allegiance but to money. Music is powerful. It helped slaves find their way to freedom and even endure the conditions on plantations with songs like “wade in thee water” and other spirituals. Music is hypnotizing. You learned your alphabet from singing a song. Anywhere you go you can hear people just blurting lyrics out because the songs are stuck in their heads. Children under 18 are more likely to be influenced by this music because their brains aren’t fully developed yet. You are lost if you don’t see the negative affects of the music. Wake up bro.” -Curterris Golden.
Now that definitely was something that open my eye because I never really looked deep into music as being what some might consider “the teacher”. If you think about it, a lot of people tend to learn better when something is interrupt into song. For some reason, songs stick in people’s head better than a lecture from a professor or teacher would. Have you actually listened to what the lyrics are actually saying? For instance, ” ..Put a Molly in her drink, and she didn’t even know it…” Oh my! I would pray that if im out trying to have a good time, no one puts anything in my drink and I don’t know it. At least let me know so I can decide if I still wanna drink it.
Tell me what you think of today’s music. How can we control it without allowing it to control us. Talk ish..