Rap is a Shame - Common Follow-up
I angered some with my anti-rap tirade on the air Thursday in response to the Common controversy. No one in the power structure, in my mind, should do anything to endorse or legitimize rap because it is a celebration of vulgarity. As evidence, check out this very unrappy cover of a Chris Brown song by the Boston duo Karmin, then compare it to the rap original.
Infectious, uplifting, joyous! The melody is delightful, the spirit is light, the harmonies beautiful. Now, the original piece of melody deprived ugliness.
Everyone in agreement?