As long as I can remember I have been creating and listening to music.Hip hop caught me early in life with the rythm and socially critical lyrics. Later RnB came in with harmonies, swelling A minor chords and vibratos on the lead vocals that spoke directly to my soul.Hip hop artist Common sang “I used to love her” a track about how he sometimes lost the love for Hip Hop .Today Hip hop and RnB has fused together together dance and club music to a Hybrid but you have to dig very deep to find an top 20 artist who isn´t repetedly broadcasting how much grass is smoked, bling bling that is purchased et.c (U fill in the blanks) .As a music lover today it is very difficult to find music that isn´t promoting a very mendacious and warped worldview .As proud father of two daughters, it was finally impossible to sit and listen to music that pours out that “Bitches ain’t shit” while teaching my daughters about self-esteem and equality
Is this what a major record label promoting ???
Poet Khalil Gibran wrote, “Music is the language of the spirit”—but what happens when that language tears our spirit down?
So it was true refreshing when my wise friend Frida showed me this clip from the spoken word artist Madiha Bhatti who got tired of the objectifying lyrics and wrote a reply
Something for all of us to reflect on