Radio is Bull...

I got a new angry rant today and it is based somewhat off of Drake. Now I like the fact that Drake is a normal guy and is proving that you don't have to be some gun-toting thug gangster to actually make it in the industry, much like Kanye West did but a lot less feminine. However, it exposes another issue with the recording/music industry. If the label is going to put money behind you and you grab the right people by the arm, you are going to get exposure. Not to hate on Drizzy but what has made him as so special to get all of this airplay, with songs that don't even fit into what seems to be the normal sound on the airwaves.

I'm talking about the Trey Songz - Drake collaboration, "Successful". The song is incredibly slow and more geared toward the thinking man than say a Gucci Mane or Rick Ross. Look at these lyrics:

The young spit it and everybody in rap fear
A lot of yall are still soundin' like last year
The game needs change and I'm the motherfucking cashier
Nickels for my thoughts
Dimes in my bed
Quarters of the Kush
Aint the lines in my head
Take my verses too serious ya hate me
Cause Im the one to paint a vivid picture no HD

The track is slow, not really energetic and frenetic like most of the joints on the radio are. Look at the number one song in the countdown for DC recently, Gucci Mane's "Wasted" one of the worst songs I have ever heard.

But it begs me to ask, why can't more guys get on air with similar, or different songs like my favorite examples, Dead Prez:

or maybe even Slaughterhouse:

Look I'm not asking for much, the radio has added Mary Mary to something other than the Sunday playlist for "The God in Me" which after playing this song I have heard "Freaky Gurl" by Gucci Mane, "Lollipop" by Lil' Wayne, and even "D.O.A." by Jay-z which I am surprised even gets played to be frank.

Point blank the radio is bullshit and should be ashamed for constantly giving us the same boring drivel every day and then making excuses on why they play what they play. That flat screen that Sony sent over didn't have anything to do with it right?

Let me be like the radio and send you out with some garbage:


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