I am so totally sickened by the way some people are discussing The Weeknd, Frank Ocean et al. Think of it this way: How many people in 2011 would define contemporary rock music by the best-selling rock music? Generally speaking, when people talk about rock, they have a fairly open mind and include…
I kind of feel like this falls in line with the stereotype that hipsters “Co-opt” other people’s cultures (like how they’re all characterized as spoiled rich kids who wear secondhand clothes and drink PBR, both of which are associated poor people). The characterization with this, and is kind of true, is that indie is completely whitewashed and they have no business liking or creating music that’s typically associated with black people. It’s why when you hear someone call Das Racist “Hipster Rap”, you can probably assume they mean “White Rap” despite Heems being indian and Victor Vazquez being hispanic. They say that indie is exclusionary to rap and R&B, but when they start to embrace artists like The-Dream, Kanye, Odd Future, Frank Ocean, and Das Racist they immediately cast aspersions on the reasons behind it.
She wanna fight with lame chicks, blow my day
She wanna inspect the rest, kick me to the curb
If she find a strand of hair longer than hers
She want love in the jacuzzi, rub up in the movies
access to the old crib, keys to the newbie
She wanna answer the phone, tattoo her arm
That's when I gotta send her back to her moms
She call me "Heartbreaker"
When we apart, it makes her
Wanna get a piece of paper, scribble "I hate ya
HEARTBREAKER YOU GOT THE BEST OF ME
BUT I JUST KEEP ON COMIN BACK INCESSANTLY
OH WHY DID YOU HAVE TO AND RUN YOUR GAME ON ME
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN RIGHT FROM RIGHT FROM THE START