Unfortunately, this song is so true. Though each of these rappers in "Syllables" started off with a commercial hit to launch their careers, they soon realized that the music industry is controlled by kids who only want to get "turnt" up. (Btw, I hate the term "turnt"!) Anyway, I'm not dissing any song that is catchy, but I also feel like artists should have substance like Lupe, Lance J., Kendrick Lamar, Kanye, Eminem, and more. Soulja Boy and Gucci are nothing but fads, in my opinion.
Although Eminem began with "My Name is..." and "The Real Slim Shady" and Jay-Z had "Big Pimpin'" and "Hard Knock Life," they still managed a way to make a solid point while maintaining their commercial appeal. I'm not really too much of a Jay-Z or 50 Cent fan, but I love Eminem and Dr. Dre. I'm glad that they all came together and blasted out the fuckery that has been running rampant in the music industry.
Eminem's first verse:
If we gotta dumb down our style and ABC it
then so be it
cause nowadays these kids, jeez
don’t give a shit bout lyrics
all they wanna hear is a beat and thats it
long as they can go to the club and get blitz
pick up some chicks and get some digits
and the DJ’s playing them hits
oh this my jam, this my sh-t
we dont know a word to a verse,
all we know is the chorus
cause the chorus repeats the same four words for us
and the songs ginormous, the whole formula’s switched
cause we don’t know anymore, what are hits
is it the beat, is it the rap
is it a finger snap or the same 808 clap
and how do we adapt and get TRL votes
when 13 year olds control the remote
and Ashley’s got a brand new nose
we gotta put some new em-phasis on our syllables
What are your thoughts on the song and it's message?