LISTENING DEAD (D. ValentS, D. FrankS) 92.0 WVLNT This is DJ Gustavo Fabbro And this week's topic is mumble rap And our question up for debate is, Has it had a watered down effect on the more traditional Lyrical content from the artists of era's past Call us up at 832-838-5687 Let's take a caller from line 1, You're on air, go head, hello whose this? Alright let's take another caller Caller your on-air go head What up Gustavo, this Valents Check me out For all those who wanna profile and pose Rock you in ya face, stab ya brain, With your nose bone Why they still alive, why they still alive Why they still alive, I don't know go figure The Pioneers Era, it was early 80s Golden Age mid 80's man those times was crazy Gangsta Era, late 80's, Afrocentric Mid 90's, The Second Golden Age came real quick 2000 and beyond was the biggest threat End of the Platinum Era, birth of the internet Exit the forefathers, Line 1 we have a new caller "I'm number one on streaming charts, man I'm a rap scholar" Well suicide ya whole career, do it for the honor Like the way of samurais, that disrespect the collar I'ma cut ya cloth out the cultures fabric Like Scottish tartan, cuz your rhyme patterns, Really haven't been classic Sick to my stomach, y'all making me gastric Y'all takin a shit on the legacy of Mr. Magic, Chuck Chillout, Red Alert, Doo Wop, Flash, This ain't a test, it's an emergency broadcast For all those who wanna profile and pose Rock you in ya face, stab ya brain, With your nose bone Why they still alive, why they still alive Why they still alive, I don't know go figure Some argue the early two thousands was in fact, The golden times, boundaries broke, radio had no regional lines Hot 97, didn't sound east coast at all The New York State of mind, was deep fried in southern drawl, But props to the South they walked it out, when we couldn't crawl Too much Sizzurp wait let's take another call "The stations lights is on, but no one is home" "Dial where hip hop lived, (laughing) you'll get a dial tone" I know it's the future but let's take it back, Back to the days, before all this mumble rap The scriptures of lllmatic, Ready To Die, It Takes A Nation I mean some y'all nice I'm saying this outta frustration Enter the 36, Paid in full, Only Built, The Chronic Compared to those works of art, ya'll sound demonic Industry like 28 days later, the rage is blown Nowadays it's dawn of the dead DJ's hang up ya phone For all those who wanna profile and pose Rock you in ya face, stab ya brain, With your nose bone Why they still alive, why they still alive Why they still alive, I don't know go figure Verse 3 Ok taking one last call, after that no more requests "Thanks this track did it best, to finally lay us back to rest" Time to force feed listeners like they suffer from bulimia Lack of air made god mc's sick, like sickle cell anemia Since the current era popped up Purists want them chopped up Screwed up and chewed Out spit like bad food Lyrical dudes in the mood Feeling crude lookin schizo They wanna leave em speechless, Like slaves on calypso Serpent and the rainbow Bury y'all dead with beats and rhymes alive though Bunch of zombies, ya'll listening dead Headphones is dead zones, they just mumbling instead They moaning & groaning I ain't talking trees but ya'll need a Stoning Culture Vultures vs. 47 ronin The Listening Dead Era, has came to be But that's alright y'all dead, Ya'll can't even hear me
Written by: David Valenti
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