It’s official. I have crossed the line. You know the line. The one that divides your musical tastes and preferences from those of the generation after you. Yeah, I on the old side now.
Now, I can still appreciate some new, young artist. For example, I love Bruno Mars. But some of this crap that comes out today, I just can’t take. And before I get all worked up, I can already hear myself sounding like my mother when I was a teenager. “What are you listening to?” “Is this what you call music?”
I never imagined myself being the type of mother who censored what her child listened to, but I can already see that’s going to be me. And here’s who will be at the top of my censored list:
1. Lil Wayne. This should come as no surprise given my post from last week. Say what you will about his “flow,” but the fact is that Weezy’s music is expletive-laden and I just don’t want that sh*t crap blaring into my child’s brain.
2. Rihanna. The sad fact is, I actually like some of Rihanna’s music. But she recently collaborated with Chris Brown–yup, that Chris Brown–on a song called “Birthday Cake” and OMG holy inappropriate. I won’t even go into the whole ordeal of doing a song with a guy who beat you up, but yeah I’ve officially jumped off the Ri-Ri ship.
3. Taylor Swift. I’m sorry to all her fans out there, but she just annoys the crap out of me. Her voice makes me want to cover my ears. Maybe my daughter can listen to her on an MP3 player, but definitely not on my speakers.
4. Rick Ross. Full disclosure: I don’t really know many Rick Ross songs. But there are two reasons he’s on the list. First, every time I do here a Rick Ross song I immediately think of the time I was flipping channels and saw his naked tattooed chest and belly. Not a pretty sight. Second, he has a popular song called “Ima Boss” and another called “Stay Schemin” and yeah, I don’t need any rapper undoing my daughter’s $30,000 education.
5. The Rolling Stones. I know they’re classic to a lot of people, but after reading this post on “Brown Sugar” a while back I refuse to support them. Who knows what the songs intended meaning was, but there is definitely some inappropriate stuff in there.
What about you? Is there any song or artist that just drives you over the edge? Share who you’d never let your kids listen to in the comments.
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