Olive Music

September 11, 2011

So maybe I’m a little critical…

Filed under: music —— oliviaacevedo @ 4:16 am
          Hi, I’m Olive. I’m probably one of the most dramatic people you’ll ever meet and I’m in love with all things music and theatre related. I wouldn’t exactly call myself a musician, I know I’m not the best at what I do but I like to think I know the difference between good and bad music. I know, I know to each his own and all that. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not quick to judge and I’m extremely open minded musically but the truth is, the majority of music our generation listens to is absolute trash. Some might say I’m a snob but I think I’m just highly opinionated. At some point raw talent mattered less and less and it all became a popularity contest. The amount of talented artists who don’t make it in the music business is completely unfair.
          Aside from talent, in a lot of cases (hip-hop specifically) we’ve lost even the substance of music lyrically. To quote one of my favorite hip-hop artists A Tribe Called Quest, “If only you can see through your elaborate eyes, only you and me hun, the love never dies” and to quote Lil’ Wayne, “I hit the strip club and all them b*tches find the pole” um… what? -_- Now I’m not going to lie to you, of course I listen to the music I’m talking about; I’ve learned to appreciate music solely for beats at this point. What I’m saying is if these sick beats were accompanied by equally sick lyrics the music would be a lot more aesthetically pleasing. Like The Weeknd for example, a relatively new hip-hop/R&B artist I’m not sure a lot of people have heard about. I’m currently playing his song “The Birds” on repeat <3
          So that’s not to say all of this generation’s music is terrible. Two of my top five favorite artists started out their careers in this generation, Amy Winehouse (R.I.P) brought back the jazz tones we were so close to losing and Adele is blessing us all with her incredible voice. So who’s to say pure talent doesn’t count anymore? The point is artists who are less appealing and controversial to the media aren’t getting the credit they really deserve. If you’re not making a spectacle of yourself like Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and Lady GaGa (all of whom I’m actually a fan of) you’re not getting as far. So yes, the less popular will have to work a little harder but I think its 100% worth it. Good music is what gets me through life, I don’t know what I’d do if it died out.
          On a closing note, if you’re interested in good hip-hop, give my friend NyboЯ a listen [[www.NyborStuj.tumblr.com]]. I’m featured on a song or two so you’ll get to hear my talents as well. Hope you like it 🙂

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