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Thoughts on this song

Posted by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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ramonafrog
by Bronze Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:01 AM
I won't listen to jay-z. However, I'm sure the lyrics aren't appropriate.

Eta: I listened... trash, just like I thought.
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Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:03 AM

 Can't see the video.

Citygirlk
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Of course not but the message is.

Quoting ramonafrog:

I won't listen to jay-z. However, I'm sure the lyrics aren't appropriate.


lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:05 AM

I don't listen to rap/hip-hop...which is ironic since that's my husband's career!

ramonafrog
by Bronze Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:05 AM
I didn't really get what they were saying. It all sounded like garbage to me.

Quoting Citygirlk:

Of course not but the message is.

Quoting ramonafrog:

I won't listen to jay-z. However, I'm sure the lyrics aren't appropriate.


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Citygirlk
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Try now.

Quoting Euphoric:

 Can't see the video.


krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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Jay-Z tends to pleasantly surprise me, especially when his lyrics are socially conscious. I wish there was more Common, Dead Prez, and The Roots on the radio than Flo' Rida and Niki Minaj, but there ya go.

This song? Like the lyrics, the beat's not my favorite. 

krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:11 AM

The lyrics are written out in the video.

Quoting ramonafrog:

I didn't really get what they were saying. It all sounded like garbage to me.

Quoting Citygirlk:

Of course not but the message is.

Quoting ramonafrog:

I won't listen to jay-z. However, I'm sure the lyrics aren't appropriate.



ramonafrog
by Bronze Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:12 AM
Yes. I read them. I need an interpreter. All I got from it is blacks kill blacks too much??

Quoting krysstizzle:

The lyrics are written out in the video.

Quoting ramonafrog:

I didn't really get what they were saying. It all sounded like garbage to me.



Quoting Citygirlk:

Of course not but the message is.

Quoting ramonafrog:

I won't listen to jay-z. However, I'm sure the lyrics aren't appropriate.



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krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Oh, I thought you couldn't see the video. Oops. 

Anyway, the song has a message without going too deep imo, honestly. Kind of pointing out and lamenting black on black crime and the lack of successful blacks in the top tiers (so to speak) of society. Jay-Z fails (as he usually does) to differentiate between success and creating real change vs. being a superstar celebrity. He tends to glorify celebrity status quite a bit and misses a bigger point, at least in my opinion. There are rap and hip hop artists that do get the point but are rarely on the radio. 


Quoting ramonafrog:

Yes. I read them. I need an interpreter. All I got from it is blacks kill blacks too much??

Quoting krysstizzle:

The lyrics are written out in the video.

Quoting ramonafrog:

I didn't really get what they were saying. It all sounded like garbage to me.



Quoting Citygirlk:

Of course not but the message is.

Quoting ramonafrog:

I won't listen to jay-z. However, I'm sure the lyrics aren't appropriate.




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