Today I'm gonna post a couple of links to videos and pictures about a couple of music artist that I believe deserve more attention than some other artists like Miley Cyrus that shouldn't be as publically recognised. I'm going to specifically about to music artists that give out a different message than most artists.
If I was gay, I would think hip-hop hates me
Have you read the YouTube comments lately?
"Man, that's gay" gets dropped on the daily
We become so numb to what we're saying
A culture founded from oppression
Yet we don't have acceptance for 'em
Call each other faggots behind the keys of a message board
A word rooted in hate, yet our genre still ignores it
Gay is synonymous with the lesser
I believe that Macklemore is a true inspirational person, who must be the only well-known rapper that doesn't talk about booties and 'Dat ass'. Also in other songs like 'Thrift shop' and 'Can't hold us' he doesn't give out a usual message. I believe that he could be used as an example to other artists and for common people on the streets.
Another rather recent discovery to me is Lorde, she's just 16 and already a star that I find quite inspirational. In her most well-known song, 'Royals' she describes what a teenage life is really like. Not getting drunk at parties, in the video (although kind of weird) you can see how she refers to a regular teenage life. Here's the video, enjoy!
Here are the download links for both songs.