Remember when artists like Public Enemy, X Clan, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Miss Melody, The Click, Arrested Development, Dead Prez, Tupac, Ed OG and the Bulldogs, KRS One, Slick Rick, and many more would make positive music that not only had a message to help lead the people but the song would actually be dope! Or what about old soul artists like Marvin Gaye and James Brown made soul music that united people back in the 70’s. Music, which is very important to the Urban community has been the platform for social change throughout history but continues to lose it’s impact and message due to the increase in negative and shallow lyrics that rule hip hop and some R&B today.
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