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Hard Rock Musicians Are All Women-Hating Wife Killers In Waiting – Even Worse Than Hip Hop Crims

by | 26th, February 2014

WHEN someone in Hip Hop does something bad, it gets blanket coverage. Papers will run stories about artists big in the rap game, but not exactly household names. Worse still for those that are well known. They’re hauled over coals and every two-bit writer starts penning opinion pieces on whether or not Hip Hop is inherently bad, while offering mealy-mouthed hey, some of my best friends are rap albums! by way of cred-seeking.

Hip Hop’s cousin, Heavy Metal (or Hard Rock, or whatever) is usually the only one willing to give rappers a day off. When Metal is tacked to a crime, people start writing worthless pieces about devil worshipping and using disenfranchised lyrics as proof that rock bands actually want their fans to commit crimes.

Like any band actively wants their fanbase who pay their bills to go to prison or die. It’s ridiculous.

However, interestingly, rock music (in all forms) still gets an easier ride than hip hop. Read the blogs of music weeklies or what-have-you, and you’ll soon stumble across a ‘Why I Have A Problem With Hip Hop’ piece’, but never once taking accountability for other forms of music.

For example, when Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins was found guilty of truly horrible crimes, everyone looked at it like a rock anomaly. Rock doesn’t do things like that does it? Rock is normally so well behaved isn’t it? Apart from the whole history of trashing property, having

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Posted: 26th, February 2014 | In: Music Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink