Stand up for Your Rights

I enjoy iTunes. It saves me loads of time. While on the iTunes music store homepage, I noticed there was a column with celebrity playlists. In other words, celebrities tell you what songs they most enjoy and then you have the opportunity to purchase that playlist.

Well, a very prominent Christian artist had a playlist, so naturally I clicked on the link to see what he had to say for himself. I was impressed with his taste in music and then I clicked on his reasons for choosing such songs. That was when the good impression was lost. I have never heard such inarticulate explanations from anyone not a mainstream hip-hop artist. He used words such as "sick" to describe how good a song was.

"(This song) is on my playlist because that song is SICK...because of the combination of their flows and that hot beat with those strings...that's it man. "

Wow. Deep. I was horrified. It was a perfect example of "what not to do" when attempting to speak English and communicate with those who actually respect the tongue. To be fair, not every sentence was a complete atrocity. However, all I could think of was that our founding fathers didn't fight for so many liberties so that we could be free to use words such as "phat" and "sick" as positive modifiers.

That's all. ~Emily

Posted by Portia at September 17, 2004 12:10 PM

Emily, you must remember that this was written by the "eminnem" of DC Talk...he has a nice voice, but he's "gangsta'" and has "street cred"...give the poor boy some slack...

Posted by: Peter at October 13, 2004 12:50 PM

Street cred? Who cares, this guys acts like an uneducated twit. Not only that, but he represents us as Christians. Sometimes Christians trying to be cool is not cool at all. I just wish he would grow up.

Posted by: Jon at October 14, 2004 11:30 AM