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Old 03-10-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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While politicians can dictate policy and make regulations, musicians speak to the children of society. Their words reach more people than any politician could ever dream. Their words permeate through a methodical, hypnotizing melody, and saturate the mind with its message.

It's very likely your son and daughter are in a trance listening to this song right here.


Lil Wayne - Love Me (Explicit) ft. Drake, Future - YouTube


If you watch the video, you'll see symbolism that I can only describe as satanic. This seems to be the direction that society is going in.

Admittedly, I'm a hypocrite because even though I don't agree with the message, the beat is so hypnotizing that I can't help but put this song on repeat.

Now I'm old enough and wise enough to know that this line of thinking leads to corruption, and eventually, or even inevitably, the destruction of society, but if I was younger, I might be inclined to follow this message.

Politicans can also be corrupt and give us the wrong message, but the difference is, Lil Wayne's message is global.

And while many people today don't believe in God, without God, there are no ultimate consequences. When you die, you merely cease to exist. Without a set of laws that usurp man's laws, this is what we are left with.

Maybe I'm being a little parochial or ethnocentric in my views, but you could make an argument that Lil Wayne is one of the most powerful individuals in the world.

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Old 03-10-2013, 07:00 PM
 
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Is Lil Wayne more powerful than the President?
No.

(And neither is Drake.)
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:04 PM
 
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Never heard of Lil Wayne before now, thanks for putting me through the torture op!
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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No.

(And neither is Drake.)
You think kids today listen to State of the Union Addresses?

You think they read their Bibles?

I guess you may have a point in the sense that Obama is sort of a Pop Icon in his own right, but is he powerful enough to dicate an entire mindset?

Kids today grow up listening to these methodical beats that drum the message into their minds.

You don't think the message affects them in any way?
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:37 PM
 
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If you watch the video, you'll see symbolism that I can only describe as satanic. This seems to be the direction that society is going in.
Consider yourself lucky, back in the day the "Rock-n-Roll" is satanically corrupting our youth crowd had to play the records backwards to find their "evidence."
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:42 PM
 
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It's very likely your son and daughter are in a trance listening to this song right here.
Yeah, not so much. My kids don't listen to that trash, they know what real music is about.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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Not Lil Wayne, but big Wayne maybe?
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:00 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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i think you overestimate lil waynes popularity internationally. production values are far too low for the most part, it's an irrelevant niche market in the majority of the world. the beats are tired and boring. his only decent/interesting beats were songs bangladesh produced. plus the idea that his words reach more ppl than obama is absurd.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
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I wish kids would stop supporting this garbage. maybe then record companies would start putting out rap music that is about something. it was bad on san diego radio, but it's worse here in virginia and north carolina.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:19 PM
 
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Yeah, actually his influence is waning at a slow and unnoticeable rate, though but to the ones who's saying he's not influential forgot how much power music in general has over the human soul. If you have a nice, hypnotic or soothing beat and you say what you want and have that on replay on the radio or internet or whatever medium than you have to get the song out and have others repeat the words you say, through memory, you have a great amount of influence.
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