So we’re calling this music?

| February 18, 2018

By Nicholas Norris |

Personally, I prefer the old style of music, not today’s mash-up of noises and ad-libs. I’m talking the soulful more inspired music that came from places such as: Outkast, Nirvana, and even Journey. I understand that some enjoy the backdrop of the beats that are set on loops in the background of the absurd swearing and outlandish references. Not to mention the number of artists pulling the wool over your eyes, with lies about who they are and how they live their lives.

There are tons of songs from the ’80s-’90s era that most everyone enjoys. Just look at how Rick Astley or better known as Rick Roll, whereas he became a meme on the internet because of his song, “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

The longevity of Rick Astley’s music means something, doesn’t it?

This just better proves that this music can stand the toll of time, however the music that is coming out nowadays most likely will not. Although some artists such as Kendrick Lamar, and 2000s Kanye West may last the times.

Another testament to the oldies is the modern film, Baby Driver, which is chalk full of oldies but goodies from the ’90s. It creates a whole new appeal for the older classics, as well as the hit itself “Bell Bottoms” by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. The production had a large number of handpicked chart-topping songs to fit into the plot and story of the movie. And not to mention the value of the live performance produced via these songs. All of the same these timeless classics have given us timeless nostalgia to the good old days in music. Playing into what many of people have said, older music just does a better job of making the listener feel the emotion the artist is attempting to convey to you.

There would be no argument here if there were not a number of good songs of the recent decade. Eminem is a rap artist that has a major impact on the youth of today; the artist made a freestyle about the current president of the United States, which in turn made a huge wave in the music and social media world, calling for people to stand against and stay aware of what is going on with race and the country’s funds.

One Artist that came to Roosevelt during last year’s Night Of Truth, Tobe Nwigwe, who was born in Houston, creates valuable content that speaks on his life and what he’s been through.

Music can, then, play a major roll in the culture, and inspiring some of the youth to push through and break the mold of what society wants you to be. Music as a whole has an impact on us all rather we admit it or not, however, you are the judge on how it affects you. Being the endless platform it is, it is full of countless inspiration and stories to tell, forever changing and always making noise.

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