Music can be a wonderful thing. I can't go a day without listening to some form of music and honestly it's almost impossible to escape it. No matter where you are at there probably is music. If you're sad the right song will never fail to put a smile on your face. It's powerful, but it also can be harmful.
Last night I was with my girlfriend just driving around town when a rap song came on. "I Mean It" by G-Eazy. I never really listened to him until a couple days ago so I guess you could say I was on a kick of his songs. Sienna, my girlfriend, then brought up the fact that people that listen to this song will think it's okay to have sexual intercourse with somebody's girlfriend. In the song G-Eazy makes multiple statements about how he has done it. After thinking about what she said it really started to click. People look up to those in the music business and form role models. So basically we're going to have a bunch of young adults thinking it's okay to go out and have sex with somebody's girlfriend/boyfriend. Sounds messed up to me, but the fact is, it is becoming a real thing. Cheating in our generation seems like such a common thing and honestly it completely disgusts me. I can't be the only one who thinks that either.
Like I said music can be powerful, but teaching kids that cheating will make them a successful person is a recipe for major pain. Now I'm not saying G-Eazy is a bad rapper, I'm just saying that those in the music industry should be careful with what they put into their songs because they are impacting an entire generation. I believe that people have become so money and power hungry that they don't care what destruction they leave behind anymore as long as they are successful in the end.
I enjoy rap music, it's always a nice change of pace from the EDM or acoustic music I listen to. I just think that we should be thinking about what legacy we're leaving behind for future generations more. Be a role model that had morals. It's not that hard to do.
You might be wondering what the title of this blog post has do with anything. Well it was the song I was listening to as everything began to click in my mind. "Cannonball" by Damien Rice. It's a good song. It has emotional meaning behind it. That's my favorite kind of music. When you can feel the pain or passion that somebody put into it. It wasn't for the money. It was to help cleanse their soul of their troubles or voice their opinion. That's what I want to hear more on the radio, but that's just me!
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