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Snuckles
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posted 30 October 2003 03:45 PM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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A decade ago, Mariah Carey, Meat Loaf and Toni Braxton topped the charts with tunes about true love and heartache. Flashback just five years and eight of the top 10 hits were still full-on love songs, from Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" to a remake of the Bee Gees' "How Deep is Your Love."

These days, you wish you had a dime make that 50 Cent(s) for every time you heard a raunchy rhyme calling the fairer sex slime. Or just telling girls to shut up and shake their assets.

And your mama is not the main target anymore. (Ah, remember those halcyon days?) The top hits feature a pimpin' parade of "bitches" and "ho's" who are depicted as nothing more than sex toys for boys.


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Kimura
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posted 30 October 2003 06:53 PM      Profile for Kimura     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
yeah, i don't know what happened to hip hop. it's a shell of its former self.
the industry is making more money than ever but the content has been declining since the early nineties. Public Enemy used to talk about "brothers and sisters." now it's all about "pimps and hos." such wasted potential, such pitiful regression.

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