Saturday, November 7, 2009

Your mother's anus

Two of my newly increasing interests, Jay Z and Rihanna, have merged in the immensely popular song and video, "Run This Town." Although hip hop and/or rap...look, I know there is a difference, like the contrast between heavy metal and hard rock, but I don't know what the difference is. Anyway, although hip hop and/or rap are known to have a heavy focus on words, the lyrics in the songs are often nonsensical. It's all in good fun, at least when it isn't vicious and furthering feuds with other musicians.

And hey, it teaches kids what they need to know - the easiest way to get rich is to become a celebrity. Jay-Z has his own clothing line, he owns his own basketball franchise, he hangs out with the top names and rolls in the finest fabrics. He wasn't born rich like Donald Trump, and he wasn't smart and lucky like Windows creator Bill Gates, so he wrote some lyrics, dropped some rhymes and made it to the top.

The rest of us? We'll fight tooth and nail to keep jobs that don't pay us, vote against our own self-interests (if we even bother to vote), stoke the same prejudices that have always kept the people divided, and listen to Jay-Z's music on YouTube.