When did this new fad of “occupational rap” pop up? I mean drugs and violence have always been a part of rap but here lately you can hear a reference to selling drugs in nearly any hip hop or rap song that comes on the radio.
No, I’m not being an old lady. I indeed understand the “edginess” that talking about being a crack dealer gives a rap song, and I understand how hardcore it must make a person seem when they do. I just don’t understand the effectiveness if it’s in EVERY song. It is still hardcore if EVERYONE does it? What do the hardcore of the hardcore do?
We get it. Rap says it’s cool and it’s fun to be a drug dealer sp it MUST be, but – if EVERYONE is selling these drugs, who the eff is buying them? If we’re all aiming to be as cool as the rap stars and get that paper by any means necessary, who the hell are we going to sell the drugs to? Where is the paper in this situation? What if you don’t even like drugs? Can I sell Girl Scout cookies and still be just as cool? I mean, it’s still getting paper without getting it from the white man.
I’m so sick of hearing about how much crack the guy used to sell in like EVERY new rap song. Do you hear women at the Drivers License Office rapping about selling licenses? Do you hear tax attorneys rapping about their long days pouring over Tax issues? Yeah, we get it. You fuckin deal. In fact, a lot of the people who sing about “the game” never played a day in their lives.
Maybe I should become a rapper. I could rap about eating mini donuts and watching Jerry Springer while fondling my tidbits because THAT’s the new cool.