warrick95 wrote:LOL @ acs. Funny stuff.
I do agree with what Art and DK say, but only to a degree. The goal is to make money. If I were in their situation, I would sell out, too. I think most people would sell out. I think selling out is rather inevitable and I don't see why people should seem so angry and surprised when it happens.
It's not inevitable at all. Take a look at Immortal Technique; he passed over a 7-figure deal because Sony wanted control over his lyrics. It depends on how much your musical integrity is worth to you.
I disagree with that. While you call it musical integrity, I call it purely being stubborn.
To me, music is a business and a job. I don't see it as the passionate enterprise that you see it. Thus, the goal is to make money by appealing to the fans. I suppose the fans like the "My Humps" type of crap, although I don't. Thus, if they make the stuff, it sells and they make the money. I think it all makes sense. I wouldn't turn down the money myself. I dunno how many of y'all would. Changing yourself to fit an environment is something that occurs everywhere...even baseball.
Anyway, if you want an even worse headache, listen to Elephant Man ("Pon de River, Pon de Bank," "Jook Gal," or "Signal the Plane" to name a few) If you think Sean Paul is strange, this guy is absolutely off the wall. Even though I barely understand what he says and after I looked up the lyrics, I understood even less, I like his lipse and he has great dance beats. Not great music per se, but catchy. (oh by the way, since I can't understand for the life of me what he says, it makes it better than something like "My Humps" where the lyrics disgust me. For all I know, this guy is just spitting sick poetry)
By the way, the dancehall part of reggae is all about the beat to dance to. Don't bother listening to the lyrics or trying to decipher them. I have to admit that the beats are pretty sick, though.