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Can Music Lead To Better Race Relations?

#MetroJethro
I’m gonna beat this horse until I get tired…

To each his own and all that crap. You can like whatever music you want. But what you can’t do is get away with saying things like “rap and country should never mix.” Why not pray tell???

Do you realize you just disregarded a whole culture of folks??? Not that you care if you go around saying things like this; but here are people who fit nicely between the two worlds and naturally merge them together. Yeah you know, the ones you rarely hear about in the media. The black duck dynasty types, the brown skinned Paula Deens, the Charlie Prides… believe it or not there’s lots of country, good old boy non-white folks. Quit acting like all hillbillies are racist and all black folks sag their pants. It’s a very limited view of reality and it is untrue. Just stop already!

SMDH!!! Here’s an article for those who need to hear the long version of why because I don’t have the time or energy to rehash all the ridiculous racial faux pas I here and see daily online… http://sunnysinghonline.blogspot.com/2014/02/an-open-letter-to-white-friends-how-not.html?m=1

Those who actually care will read and get a major lesson from Sunny’s article. Feel free to ask questions of her or me.

Check out my tweet @SugarFreeCoach’s regarding the release of Achy Breaky heart with Billy Ray Cyrus and Buck 22: https://twitter.com/SugarFreeCoach/status/433916002204536833

Let’s discuss it… http://xeeme.com/AndréaRaquel

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#LivingSugarFree Voice of The People

If you wonder whether art imitates life or vice versa, you can discover the answer by watching how we chose our favorites; especially during times of diversity. We have lots of choices of styles and genres. The best rapper of the year and the top song of the year are both caucasian and talking about keeping it, real, being frugal and having fun in the process… now that’s #LivingSugarFree and why they both happen to be two of my favorite songs.

Grammy winner for rap artist of the year, Macklemore hated all over the game by blowing up from a song about thrift store shopping and old dusty clothes.

Lorde came on the scene even more in your face by mocking the chase for bling. She broke every rule according to Rolling Stone Magazine and still took home best song of the year at the Grammy’s.

I think it’s clear where the voice of the people lies. To ignore this from a political, religious or business perspective would be foolish and costly.

Human beings have always expressed themselves through music and when an unknown rises, it’s a good idea to check out their message. Whether you consider the artist, the writers, producers, or fans who supported it. There is a common voice.

If you’re an artist and this point is lost on you, probably start with the other blog I wrote today “You Might Be a Celebrity PorchMonkey” because you’ve forgotten how to exercise that voice. People start out hungry and sincere and then become comfortable complainers.

New and young talent with a voice is awesome and dangerous for many because they get almost anything they want without the proper tools, training and hard knocks. Then many forget their initial voice which was for liberty and freedom.

Let’s discuss it… http://xeeme.com/AndréaRaquel