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Old 05-11-2007, 10:24 AM
 
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i want to know has anyone ever heard of Andre Nickatina????? my kids listening to this god awful music about cocaine should i be worried.
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Tompkins County
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What kind of music is it? I've never heard of him.....them??

Nevermind, I just looked it up. They have a myspace page. It's rap. Don't know anything about them, I don't listen to rap. If you want to see about them, their myspace url is: http://www.myspace.com/certifiedandrenickatina

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Old 05-11-2007, 12:01 PM
 
Location: on an island
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Well, it looks godawful all right. But when I read the lyrics to the Nickatina cocaine song I found, it sounded very anti-drug.
snippet:
Man I'm goin to hell
Or I'm a die in jail
Or these bullets gon' rain
And I'm gonna get nailed
Cut cut cut me down Nicky
It make me wanna shiver
The lost soul of a coke dealer
Word life..
The lost soul of a coke dealer
Word life

How old is your kid?
My older son (younger son, to a lesser degree) went through that gangsta stuff and eventually continued enjoying the more thoughtful hip hop artists but gave up on the thug crowd.
To be honest with you, when it comes to hip hop people, I can't always tell who has loftier ideals!
But if someone keeps spewing words like "ho" and "gats" it's a bit of a turn off.
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Hell
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no,never heard.
Why do you worry?
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I would worry if the message is as you say...its not about how the song sounds but the message they pass on...

I think this kind of message de-sensitizes people to things that are truly shocking and should remain shocking...

Having said this, I have NO idea how you approach this with your children. Mine is only 10 and we have not gotten into that area YET although I am sure its on the horizon.
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Old 05-12-2007, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Originally Posted by Lauri_25ny View Post
...It's rap. Don't know anything about them, I don't listen to rap...
The original post said something about music, now you're saying it's rap.

Well, now I'm confused! Which is it, music or rap?
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Old 05-12-2007, 03:47 PM
 
Location: on an island
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The original post said something about music, now you're saying it's rap.

Well, now I'm confused! Which is it, music or rap?
Some people do not consider "spoken word" (hip hop or rap) as music.
And I have to admit I do prefer spoken word type stuff which uses musical elements, because I like a melody.
Whatever it is, it is stuff that a lot of young people are listening to these days.
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Old 05-12-2007, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Some people do not consider "spoken word" (hip hop or rap) as music.
And I have to admit I do prefer spoken word type stuff which uses musical elements, because I like a melody.
Whatever it is, it is stuff that a lot of young people are listening to these days.
I know and agree with most of your post (all except preferring spoken word type stuff). Like you, I like a melody, which is the primary reason I don't consider rap to be music. The main purpose of my post was to elicit chuckles from other folks who think like I do. Thanks for the response.
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Tompkins County
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Originally Posted by jdavid93225 View Post
The original post said something about music, now you're saying it's rap.

Well, now I'm confused! Which is it, music or rap?
I was thinking that when I went and looked it up!
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Miami. Florida
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I would definatley tell you be worried!! Thay start with the music and it just escalates from there. They will begin to idolize these rappers. Sometimes I believe we have to much freedom of speech!! These people should be outlawed.
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