I can remember being a teen sitting by the television all day on New Years Eve with my eyes glued to the screen as the MTV Top 100 Countdown took place. Hit after hit, artist after artist, legend after legend, everyone on the countdown earned their spot no matter what the genre and there were ZERO participation trophies to be found – Rock, Rap, R&B, Pop, it didn’t matter. You knew who these artists were. At no time did you say to yourself “WHO .. IS THIS … ROODY POO?”. It was a big deal back then, even to the point where I was nervous about who would get the #1 spot in 1996. Would it be Alanis Morrissette for “Ironic” or Smashing Pumpkins for “Tonight, Tonight”? IT WAS ABOUT PRIDE. IT WAS ABOUT BEING THE BEST. BEING THE ALPHA OF MUSIC FOR THAT YEAR. Nowadays though, this barely matters. In fact, it’s non-existent.
The beta mentality has taken over our music and ruined it. Today’s consumer has accepted mediocrity and willingly thrown around the words “genius” and “legend” without thinking twice. It’s why earlier this year people were questioning Bruno Mars as a legitimate artist and at the same time there’s a 21 years old “artist” named “Lil Xan” who said he thinks Tupac’s music is “boring”. I don’t blame him, I blame the pussification of music. This sub-par mentality has allowed “artists” with limited talent who lack purpose and a message to make millions while making our society dumber and more accepting of this absolute garbage. YOU .. ARE … ALL … PUPPETS!
It starts with consumption in my opinion. Not only do the artist gets an easy pass by the way of the internet by having the ability to upload your song to YouTube and become viral without any radio play, but the CONSUMER doesn’t even have to leave their house. This spoiled generation doesn’t know what it’s like to have to TAKE THE BUS to Sam Goody and pray that they have the CD you read about in a magazine. These kids don’t know what it’s like to have to TAKE THE RISK of spending $22 bucks on a CD that you’ve only heard one song from. Does it suck? I don’t know, guess we’ll just have to find out. They’ll never know the struggle of having to wait by the radio with your hand fixed on the record button for so long that it gets carpel tunnel. That’s what it took to make it in the music business. If you wanted me to buy your music and fork over the cash, you had to BRING IT.
This is why artists can be total suck bags and provide us with half ass content. You can go to iTunes and cherry pick your shit for $1.99. If ya don’t like it, who cares, it’ll just sit in the Cloud while the alpha entertainers of years past roll their eyes in disgust.
How did it come to this? How did we reach a point where there’s only 5 songs played on the radio on EVERY STATION? Where’s the pride? Where’s the competition? I’m not saying we need East Coast/West Coach type shit, but how about we turn it up, ignore the 3rd base coach’s sign to hold up and head for home. Win the game. Become a LEGEND, take out the Catcher and get dirty.
Dead serious, I think what we need to do is bring back Beavis and Butthead. Let these two dudes absolutely TORCH these baby shit soft millennials for 30 minutes a night. Seriously, think about it, what are they gonna do? Sue for defamation? They’re f’n cartoon characters, bro! TAKE THEIR SOULS, BEAVIS! Let the process of natural selection takes its course, because if there’s one thing for sure, in today’s “I’m Offended” society, these soft serve ice cream artists wouldn’t know what to do when they’re called a bunghole by The Great Cornholio!
If you don’t agree, feel free to turn on MTV right now. Wouldn’t want you to miss Teen Mom. Bon Voyage, bro.
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