Hello everyone. I’m new to the Christwire Flock. My name is Milton Freewater, Jr, and I am a Youth Minister with one of Christwire’s satellite churches. I haven’t really read this website much because I was just recently hired on. I hope we can all enjoy some great discussions of the topics presented, and I pray that we all learn a little from each other. Okay, let’s get on to my thoughts on the new form of music taking over the radiowaves.
In the latest top 40 poll, 32 of the songs are done by Hip-Hop or Pop artists. That means that this new form of music is affecting more American children than any other type of music on the planet. I am a good friend of Susan B. Xenu, I consider her to be like my Grandmother, except she is still alive and my Grandmothers are not. She has fought against the evils of Emo music for years now, but I fear that we have a worse threat to the innocence of our youth now. It is called Hip-Hop.
Artists like Lil’ Wayne, Big Scoob, Lil’ B the Based god, Drake and Nicki Minaj have control of the airwaves, and are telling our children things like “You a stupid ho” or “Weed is everything” or “Get SWAG, because YOLO” . SWAG is basically expensive items, and YOLO means “You Only Live Once”. I know that my friend Brother Danus had some trouble with those words, but we have helped him with that since. These ideals that Hip-Hop rappers are pushing on our children are horrifying.
First, you don’t only live once, you live everyday, you only die once. Everyday should be lived with the love of Christ in your hearts, treating people with love and respect.
Second, we all know that marijuana is a harmful drug. It is not as harmful as cocaine or heroin, but it still makes you lazy and sloth-like. Sloth is one of the 7 deadly sins. I have partaken in marijuana use before, I no longer use it, but I know that it is not as deadly as most of my friends here believe it to be. I don’t think that we should be popularizing it in songs and movies though. I am a relatively new Christian, as I was not saved until 12 years ago, so I might be a bit more liberal than the other authors here.
Thirdly, calling someone a “Stupid Ho”, in the only popular song that you have made, seems to promote bullying. As a Youth Minister, I see bullying constantly, and it breaks my heart. Children can be cruel, but if they are taught proper morals by proper artists like D.C. Talk, Amy Grant and Petra or even Stryper (even though they went secular for awhile), they can live happy and fun-filled lives free of bullies.
While I don’t personally believe that the Black Veiled Brides or BOTDF have saved any lives, I do understand that some children believe that they were saved by them, and I (while possibly earning the ire of other authors here) applaud them for using their money making talents to make kids feel better. I’d rather see a bunch of slightly depressed Emo kids sitting around than seeing millions of kids walking around in hats that still have stickers on the bill and jeans that are so tight they have no circulation to their feet, and you can see their entire sexual organ protruding.
Teen pregnacy is on the rise, and MTV is using this new Hip-Hop fad to cash in. Rappers talk about how great sex is in every song, but they don’t mention that it should only be had after marriage or at least after 25. Hip-Hop music has been proven to cause more gang violence than any other type of music too. Emos cut themselves, Hip-Hoppers are gunning each other down in busy streets with innocent by-standers caught in the cross-fire. If you know someone addicted to Hip-Hop, please contact their parents and share this article with them.
Thank you for listening to my thoughts, and I hope we can have a happy discussion in the comments section. I really like to avoid negative feelings and vibes, so if you make a negative comment, please don’t feel bad if I don’t respond. I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and ideas, but I do not enjoy negativity.
Peace be upon you.