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Old 01-31-2013, 07:54 PM
 
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Just because a man extols shooting people or selling bricks in a hip hop video doesn't mean he feels that way in real life. Surely in this day and age we are able to separate the artist and his art.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Just because a man extols shooting people or selling bricks in a hip hop video doesn't mean he feels that way in real life. Surely in this day and age we are able to separate the artist and his art.
That's a nice thought, but I kind of doubt it's true in his case since he's spent quite a lot of time in jail for drug possession and assault (including a shooting). Quite frankly I also think calling his music "art" is a bit of a stretch.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:30 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Just because a man extols shooting people or selling bricks in a hip hop video doesn't mean he feels that way in real life. Surely in this day and age we are able to separate the artist and his art.
I'm pretty sure you're being sarcastic, but I agree that we can separate it. Can a 13-year-old, though?
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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We don't know what he said to those kids. He might have told them to stay in school and go to college. That selling drugs and committing crimes will only lead to jail?
We are all assuming that he is a thug, but I don't see any chains or anything fancy in that picture.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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Gucci Mane is a terrible option, but maybe this is who they thought the students would listen too which is a sad commentary on our community. Although many rappers are actually college educated, Plies, 2 chainz, etc, and make a lot of money they aren't something I would want my child to aspire to.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:44 AM
 
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Just because a man extols shooting people or selling bricks in a hip hop video doesn't mean he feels that way in real life. Surely in this day and age we are able to separate the artist and his art.
Adults--yes or should be able too, Kids--highly unlikely.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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It just seems like people are mighty quick to jump on a hip hop artist because he sings about selling drugs, shooting people, demeaning women, and so forth.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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It just seems like people are mighty quick to jump on a hip hop artist because he sings about selling drugs, shooting people, demeaning women, and so forth.
Well, such an artist could be singing about more positive things. They are perceived as being their message by many people.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Well, such an artist could be singing about more positive things. They are perceived as being their message by many people.
Haven't you ever heard Kanye West's Jesus Walks? You can rap about anything but positive things. Positive raps don't get air play. How many times have you heard a Common song on the radio?
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:42 PM
 
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Well, such an artist could be singing about more positive things. They are perceived as being their message by many people.
Why can't people just sit back and enjoy the beauty of the music?
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