The thing is, as someone who likes to accept most things (aside from organised religion bar Ancient Egyptians) I like almost all kinds of "music". Why is music in quotations? Cos where does one draw the line at what is music and what is not?
RAP, also known as.... i don't know. What the hell does RAP even mean? Rhythm and Pace? Really Awful Poetry? Run and Puke? All have been suggested and more, and to be honest, some rap is absolute sh*t. But I loved this one Rap song by T.I. and Rihanna, Live Your Life, and the message in it was actually pretty good. Just for f*cks sake put it to some sort of guitar? Please?
No way! The way Rihanna mixed her R&B in there was fantastic, and I am only partly ashamed to admit I like R&B. Take you There by (.. someone?) It's so catchy, and I think that as a totally un-professional "writing-for-the-label-or-myself" lyricist that's what counts - it sticks with people, even if it is absolute rubbish in the big picture. Now, if you could combine this with some good electric guitar, heavy drums and brain-altering bass then you've got the perfect brain-washing machine.
Where do you use this for good and not evil? Juggalos and Juggalettes (who I admire greatly) have the right idea - homies are family, and why can't we just make our friends our families? I mean, that's what I got from Insane Clown Posse's "Juggalo Homies" - also a catchy song. And it was a good message. They look so freaking evil though, and hopefully, if they're like the one Juggalo I know, then that'd be a compliment. They look so fantastic, almost like Kiss, but they just took the look further and all their logos are centred around the Jokers and Fools. Well I say, whoever doesn't listen to them is a fool.
But then again, who's to say Hannah Montana is real music? (It isn't, it makes me want to scream) I will actually worship the person who does screamo versions of all her songs. I was insulted by her song "Rockstar" - because she is so far from it, it's like a chimpanzee saying it's a human. And it sounds like it too. (Hannah montana, I mean, and no offense to any chimpanzees reading this).
So what is music really? A noise you hear or a sound you like? (Nice line from One Republic, "All the Right Moves") And everyone likes something different, which means it's very difficult to see where the line is. I draw it right in front of Hannah Montana. Rather, I build a type of Berlin Wall in front of her and have her put in jail. Sorry to any 9-year-olds who still like her.
© To anyone who's songs I mentions .... even Hannah Montana