Posted by TSE
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.
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