Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Real Love Songs...Where did they go?

Who remembers the days of Boy II Men "On Bended Knee?" Dru Hill "Never Make a Promise?" Eric Benet "Spend My Life With You?" Real songs. Real R&B music. These songs spoke of true love. These songs warmed the heart. These were all songs that you could play that would remind you of that significant other. I remember when Never Make a Promise came out. I was really too young to understand it but I knew it spoke of a man really loving his woman. I later grew to really appreciate this song for what it was trying to convey. It conveyed true symptoms of a true love. One of my favorite all time songs of love will be 112- Crazy Over You. That could potentially be a wedding song for me. Let's look at a couple lyrics. "And now that I have you babe I promise I'll never leave Cuz you are the only one that makes my love complete... " How often are we hearing these words now? Now we are talking about serving people "Papers" than talking about marriage. What happened to the music...??? My Thoughts are....

Let's break it down. Look at music now. We have no real male artists who speaks of real love. Most male artists now are so sexually driven. A popular song out now is by R.Kelly-Pregnant. "Girl, You make me wanna get you pregnant." Don't tell me that shit is flattering because it's not. That passes as a compliment now?? That passes for telling your woman she is beautiful?? C'mon Son. It is really hitting home that he just wants to have sex with you. No mention of his feelings in the song! No mention of what you mean to him in the song! I'm all for songs that make a woman feel sexy but damn, this is all that's out now. I just caught wind of a song today that says, " Girl your face ain't all that but your booty makes up for that?? My gosh, I hope women don't take that as a compliment. He basically said you're ugly. Most songs are driven off pure fantasy. Instead of what warms the heart, most are thinking what gets the pussy wet. Why is that??? My Thoughts are...

We live in a very, very sexual culture. Love is still existent but not as prevalent as it used to be. A girl giving her body away used to mean a lot. A girl giving her body away now can just be for kicks and giggles i.e. the FAMU sex tape. They aren't the first to do it but my gosh. "This is college life." Fucking bust downs....OK I'm back. That tape is an example of how we just use sex now for fun. If love is not a thing of issue as it used to be, I don't blame artists for playing their music down to a level that solely promotes a woman's or man's fantasy. Love songs aren't what people really want to hear nowadays, well this newer generation. Now we want songs that speak of people touching you here, sucking you there, and licking you wherever...R&B is nothing more than just music to get the party started in your pants.

I really see no hope of music returning to the point where love will be the focal point. I don't see music returning to the point where certain LOVE songs are what sells the most. Best song right now on the Bil board charts for R&B??? Robin Thicke Sex Therapy...no shock...thank you for taking a look into My Thoughts...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My greatest enemy is my inner me...

I was having a chat with a bro of mine about our procrastination. We were both going on and on about how we are letting it kills us. It is definitely getting in the way of where we want to be and where we could be in life. I know I have let it disqualify me from things I should have partaken in. Procrastination is a killer. It is just another way that we kill ourselves without purposeful suicide. Lupe Fiasco said, " My greatest enemy is my inner me." He is right. That little voice in our heads telling us this and that can be put off for something that will not add anything to our lives is our greatest enemy. We let it talk ourselves out of opportunities that could have been the best thing for us.
We need to find a new inner me. A new voice that will tell you just GET YOUR ASS UP and do it. I have my times when I switch voices but I know which one deserves listening. We all have our inner me's which prevent us from a lot of things like a new job, new relationships, new adventures, etc. Find the new inner you which just tells you: JUST DO IT!! Risk it all or dare to keep dreaming. Live the dream!!! Just get your feet moving. It will be best for you.....thank you for taking a look into My Thoughts....