So often when you ask someone (of my age) what kind of music they like they will say "oh, everything.....except rap/hip hop of course!"
Well, I used to say that too but I begrudgingly became a fan of Eminem. I say begrudgingly because when he first appeared on the scene with his obscenities and violent lyrics I forbid my son to listen to him and judged him as a bad influence with nothing beneficial to say and very little talent.
But then I had to follow my own advice and not judge a book by its cover (or in this case a hip-hop artist by his image). I learned more about him and listened not to the words he was saying, but to the message.
As time went on I started to realize why my son liked him. I liked him too. I especially like his latest CD, "Recovery".
I wish him the best of luck in winning all those nominations.
What about you?
- do you like him?
- are you surprised that I do?
- have you listened to "Recovery"?
- who do you like that I may be surprised by?
- do you watch the Grammy's (I don't)?