Shouts to the BET awards...I haven't watched that channel in a while, but they did a pretty swell job last night. Although I could've done without the glare from Ne-yo's head blinding me. Sorry, but it had to be said and you were all thinking it. Especially you, over there smirking. I was particularly amused by the 10 second long bleeps during Dreezy and Weezy's performances.
In other news, Michael Jackson's death has left us to ponder multiple questions, but one that has really resonated in my mind has been the idea of what constitutes "real music"...specifically the direction in which music is going. Is Autotune garbage? Does T-pain not make real music? I mean there was a point when Rock n' Roll was considered garbage. Just sayin'. I mean let's look at this YBF post I snagged. (PS if you're ever bored PLEASE check out the Bey-stans versus Rih-stans debate in the YBF's comments section. Tell me why people are arguing about Bey and Rih in a post about MJ's death. Smh.)
Yes, Michael's music is TIMELESS. But because the music is different now I don't think that makes it less authentic. Beyonce's music is timeless and I would even argue that some Rihanna songs will be listened to years after she's "stopped the music." I crack myself up. Anyways, I think we should stop spending so much time hating on the ways music is changing and think about all the awesome music that has emerged since Michael's pop reign first started like Chromeo, Kanye West...Chromeo aaaaand Kanye.
Finally..please check out my new joint "Hipster." You know you want to. And if you don't want to..you know I want you to.