Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Everything Rap Should Be

Rap music had humble beginnings. A good beat, two MC's free-styling and cutting each other up. Tupac was a respectable figure by anyone's standard, but from about his time on rap was downgraded to a playground for guys to rhyme about guns, gangs and girls (shout out to positive rap artists out there). I'm not hating, the fact is it's hard to think of a popular music genre that promotes any sort of good lifestyle. It's all fantasy baby. Rap just seems to get the most criticism cause the lifestyle it promotes is so blatantly dangerous and anti-society

Well yesterday i was surfing youtube (shout out to Selina, who successfully distracted me from my work and helped lead me to this diamond in the rough), and found what rap's been waiting for.

Ghost-riding.

It's not so much a rap with a dance, but a dance with a rap. Have you ever been driving your car down the road, playing your stereo loud and proud, getting into it, and saying to yourself, "man, I just want to get out of my car and dance." Well check it, these guys have made your hopes a reality.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YPNJjL9iznY


Dancing next to a driver-less moving car in a public area. "Pull up, hop out, all in one motion, dancin on the hood while the car's still rollin... [sic]" Couldn't have said it better myself.

You'd be hard pressed to find a better alternative to meet the current needs of your modern rapper. In fact, let's see how Ghost-Riding matches up to gangs, guns and girls in terms of meeting a rapper's need for adventure, identity, and a relationship with member(s) of the opposite sex.

NEED

OPTIONS

RELEASE

CONSEQUENCE

Identity within a community

Gangster Rap

Join a gang

At worst get shot, at best wear a big baseball hat

Ghost-Riding

Dance with a moving car

Get mad props


NEED

OPTIONS

RELEASE

CONSEQUENCE

Adventure

Gangster Rap

Commit felony, fight the law, fight other gangs

Someone's going to shoot you

Ghost-Riding

Dance with a moving car

Feel great


NEED

OPTIONS

RELEASE

CONSEQUENCE

Girls

Gangster Rap

... you've seen the videos..

Short-term relationships

Ghost-Riding

Dance with a moving car

Probably get a girl who's not quite up to being a “ride or die chick” (gangster g/f) but is willing to date a guy who dances next to his car


Ghost-riding clearly wins in two out of the three given categories (I'm not sure which type of girl-friend is better). I think we just need to bide our time for this new phenomena to replace the destructive shallowness of gang-life with a few misnomers and broken bones.

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7 Comments:

At 2:01 PM, Blogger Loco said...

i can't believe u blogged about ghost riding! :P

u still manage to amaze me.

 
At 2:09 PM, Blogger selly belly said...

This is by far the most life impacting blog post I have read in the past few weeks. I think I would like to date a guy who can work up the courage, skill and creativity to ghost ride with out getting killed. Now when I said "date" I meant marry.

 
At 8:25 PM, Blogger Silas said...

i like how you tagged this post as "sick".

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger Kristen said...

Nice

Selina, your awesome!

Ah...to be loud and proud.
i walk down the streets of Jane and Finch and the ground actually vibrates cause the rap is so loud...then i think, that use to be me in Scarberia
sweet comparison model

 
At 6:26 AM, Blogger Jess said...

hahah this is awesome.

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger Nagoda said...

just... dude seriously

this is the stupidest (and dangerous i might add) thing ive seen in my life!

however... it is not nearly as stupid as joining a gang.

so i suppose if one wishes indulge in a lesser form of stupidity and ridculousness then yes, ghost riding as they say is teh shiznat.

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

I like this.

 

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