When I say Tyler, The Creator in this article I am also speaking of Odd Future (OFWGKTA), which includes Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Mike G, Frank Ocean, Syd Tha Kyd, Matt Martians, Hal Williams, Jasper Dolphins, Taco, Lucas Vercetti and L-Boy. This will also include the multiple groups in this collective: MellowHype, The Internet, The Jet Age Of Tomorrow, EarlWolf and MellowHigh. Ok, now that I’ve gotten all the formalities out of the way I can begin with the article.
I think his Tyler's music is ok, I even listen to it on occasion, I wouldn’t put him on any top ten lyricist list but his music is mostly mellow, campy and a bit dark at times. Many Hip-Hop heads may say that the brand of “Hip-Hop/Rap” that Tyler and his brand offer is ruining the state of music. In my opinion, yes and no to an extent. Does it even compare to greats like Nas, Jay-Z, 2 pac, Biggie or Pun? Not even close, but as the times go on and genres of music change and evolve, the brand of Tyler and his gang of misfits are the voice of this current generation, which I will explain later.
Recently, a high school senior in Gwinnett County, Georgia was suspended for a year for sexual harassment. What did he do that was considered sexual harassment? He didn't get caught groping another student. He wasn't catcalling and delivering sexual jeers at his peers. According to the student, he was suspended for nothing more than an innocent hug.
2013 was a very interesting year in the music industry. I understand that as generations go on, genres of music will change. It is understandable that as time goes on, what was once considered “the golden age” of Hip-Hop has passed. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any good artists out there nowadays but they’re buried underneath all this mind-numbing mediocre non-sense. Here's a quick glimpse at just some of those mind numbing songs of the past year. Our top ten WORST...
The notion that Christmas has been reduced to a commercialized driven enterprise focused on improving corporate bottom lines versus the celebration of anything meaningful is not new. For years, people have complained that the “holiday” season has become a drain on their emotional and financial well-being. Most of the season is spent on trying to find the perfect gift for someone in place of spending value-added time with him or her. However, it’s the consumer who is largely responsible for the deterioration of the meaning of the holiday season. Each year as shoppers flock in droves to spend their dwindling resources, it’s ultimately an act of acquiescence to the inducement of effective corporate marketers.
The Problem of Male Baby Makers
As young Rahim sits quietly on the stoop outside of his grandmother’s apartment building, he watches as cars on the road and people on the sidewalk pass in front of him. His adolescent mind wonders what exciting places they are headed towards. He questions himself: Why are they driving so fast? Why are they walking with such purpose?