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Trinidad James, 2 Chainz and Trey Songz riding around and gettin’ it

“Gold all on my chain, gold all in my rang,” the relatively exclusive use of precious metals and gem stones to describe living life hip-hop style, sits in perfect juxtaposition to  the lyrical content of contemporary artists who haven’t reached their respective station’s in life. Trey Songz’ mixtape Trigga, represents what is 100. The fact is that the use of suggestive musical lyrics will constantly be debated in terms of how it relates to what time it is for the black community.

What is freedom of speech and does it protect literary nonsense and empty rhetoric? Of course it does. That being said, since an artists is free to express himself with any lyrics he or she chooses, there is definite beauty in being an independent artist with free flowing lyrics that don’t have to adhere to label requirements or even make sense. But the images that we see conjured up over and over again in video and in life imitating art. Are those of people draped in gold and diamonds as some strange new form of recreation and the adulteration of a culture.

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3 Comments

  1. Big FistoL on February 13, 2013 at 5:33 am

    ride around and gettin it …get yo gold…thats bullshit ..sell yo sold wit numb lips ..thats nonsesnse and yall need to quit…most of yall got no game…camera on you act laim..feed da po.. thats my thing…if ya had heart u do the same….

  2. yoki on February 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Beyonce is a superstar known all over the world. She does not belong in the same company as Draya!! what’s up with that?. I give Belinda a pass because she’s been working at her craft since she was a teenager.

    • Likewaterforchocolate on February 27, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      I was honestly about to ask the question as to how Draya Michelle and reality show star with no talents that can be expressed outside of the bedroom belongs in the same sentence as Beyonce and Melinda?