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Through out my life I've always been open to music, but it has always been frustrating to hear someone not like a song I believe should be on top of the charts. I've noticed that it's what we are introduced to first (sort of like learning your first language) is what we usually like. What we hear first plays a major role in what we like, and I'm going to prove that along with a few other things. But there are also other ways we grow to love the music we are listening to today. There's a reason why my favorite artists are different from your list.

01. Born and Raise

The place you are born and raised plays a lot in the way you differentiate your music. People usually feel a bond to his or her hometown and feel a need to support the local artists coming out of their city. This is what they are first exposed to. Other regions and their music become foreign to these type of listeners who live for the moment.

02. The Radio//TV


I remember when I first heard MIA's song "Paper Planes," this song was an instant hit for me. But little did I know that the record was already a year old. No matter how much I tried to get everyone to like the song, no matter how much I played the song, no-one tended to like the song. It wasn't until the song was selected to be the lead song of Pineapple Express, a couple months later, that everyone started to catch onto what I've been telling them the whole time.

03. Exposure

I didn't always know who Big L was, I grew up listening to the music on the television. I loved Dr. Dre, and I think Eminem was trying to explain this in his song "White America" (go back and listen to the record. Eminem said: "until I met Dre/ the only one to look past/ gave me a chance/ and I lit a fire up Under his a.ss/ helped him get back to the top/ every fan black that I got/ was probably his in exchange for every white fan that he's got/."

You see, I was a huge Dre fan, and when Eminem emerged, I automatically became a fan of his, and then when 50cent emerged, guess what? I was an instant fan of his. Around this time everyone was listening Cash Money and No Limit, I was into Eminem.

But something happened to me around the time 50's popularity started decreasing. Somewhere around that time I decided I wanted to become an emcee. See, I'm glad I decided to becoming because that made me appreciate it more, which leads me to my next point.

04. How it works.

See, you had fans (people who didn't know anything about the strings being pulled behind the scenes, that's why Rick Ross is still here) and you had people who actually wanted to know how the industry worked. See, I know half of these rappers can't rap lyrically, but the guys behind the rapper put in the most work. I don't know if you guys ever tried to write your own song, mix your own record, or do anything on your own, but it makes you appreciate it a lot more.

So, I decided if I was going to get into rap, I wanted to be the best. And I thought being lyrical was the being the best (I laugh at this now). So, that really made me open my ears to the music, I wanted to know who was the best lyrically, but my life was going in another direction and I started to like songs that didn't have the three syllable rhyming patterns.

05. Emotions.

So, after years of listening to the best of what New York had to offer — let me remind you I was only into lyrical music and the south wasn't providing that for me — I had a few things happen in my life, and I turned to the music. I was already hooked on the lyrical side of things, so I wanted to listen to music that described my anger and depression. I found Joe Budden.

But as of now, life is changing, knowledge is power. And now I look pass those days of meaningless. I turned my anger to the government who feed us lies. The powerful people at the top who control us and f**k with our minds. Will I sell my soul if I had the opportunity? You guys should just be happy I haven't been given an offer yet and I got my head on tight. Will I become another predictable statistic? f**k no. That's why I hate Hip-Hop so much right now because it's expected that me as a black should listen to Hip-Hop and nothing else. That's why I'm so open to everything because I don't want to be what society wants me to be. But I love Hip-Hop, and I love everyone who is putting out a positive message.

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thats the biggest waste of my life..u didnt say anything that a person with 3/4 of a brain wouldnt know


shame on u
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didnt read gif anyone?
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I don't know if you guys ever tried to write your own song, mix your own record, or do anything on your own, but it makes you appreciate it a lot more.
word i heard ya on that note.

WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO 1000th POST!


to bad it was in a meaningless thread

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hurricanegamePZ said:
thats the biggest waste of my life..u didnt say anything that a person with 3/4 of a brain wouldnt know


shame on u
Why is not a surprise "Joe Budden" is the one making obvious, emo posts.
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okay i read it

its actually a good post


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hurricanegamePZ said:
thats the biggest waste of my life..u didnt say anything that a person with 3/4 of a brain wouldnt know


shame on u
Most people don't have that much of a brain. I'm not trying to school anyone in this thread, I think you guys are getting that impression.

It's funny how if someone write a page, you guys think he's trying to kick knowledge. It only take 2 or 3 minutes to type something up like this.

It's funny how when someone type more than two paragraphs, someone comes in and say I'm not reading all of that.

I'm not trying to school anyone. It's probably common sense, but I don't see it down on paper.

And I asked this question a while back and people didn't know how to answer the question.


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damn people are ignorant ...they dont read....da govt dont want u to read thats y the new iphone is coming out and n*ggaz like lupe fiasco and nas dont get radio airplay....
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ether04 said:
damn people are ignorant ...they dont read....da govt dont want u to read thats y the new iphone is coming out and n*ggaz like lupe fiasco and nas dont get radio airplay....

Cause the govt is producing the Iphone? Gtfoh you f**king 'I like to learn from youtube comments', ole 'The world is going to end in the next month, and the govt is out to get me' a.ss.

*Opens up E-books from iphone, while taking a s**t*


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ether04 said:
damn people are ignorant ...they dont read....da govt dont want u to read thats y the new iphone is coming out and n*ggaz like lupe fiasco and nas dont get radio airplay....
Wait.....what?
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yeah idiots read a book everything is controlled...but then again this is too deep and too serious for u to understand...go sing along to wacka flocka
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Can someone write a novel on why we breathe also? Cause I would love to read some more literature on the obvious.
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This is pretty good post if you just read it.
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For people who think I was talking about the radio and TV just to have fun, no that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about being conscious and not letting the TV and Radio control you. This was a wake up thread. And I'll keep making wake up threads until people stop posting gimmick-rap, and start talking about serious issues.
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MythMade said:
Can someone write a novel on why we breathe also? Cause I would love to read some more literature on the obvious.
How often do you think about breathing? Breathing is just something you do, until you actually think about it. Then you can control the air flow in and out of your lungs.

How many people think about why they listen to the music they listen to? Probably about the same amount of people who go through the day thinking about breathing, which is a very low percentage.
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ether04 said:
yeah idiots read a book everything is controlled...but then again this is too deep and too serious for u to understand...go sing along to wacka flocka


Schizophrenia help ^

Thank me later.
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