Erykah Badu is sounding off on today’s rap music scene and how it has become to influenced by techno, a trend she’s not happy about. The R&B singer told her Twitter followers (@fatbellybella):
How y’all gone stand by and let our music turn into pop techno cornball ass music.
We don’t own our music no more.
Come to think of it, did we EVER own it?
Where is the funk AT?
When I say own our music, I’m not talkin bout the artist I’m talkin bout the people … let me be quiet.
I definitely don’t want to offend anyone . young people, I know this is the music of your generation.
I wann hear from the young people? Easy for me to complain about this techno-pop cause I have a taste for something else. but how do u feel?
These rappers ought to be shame of they damn selves.
Man, let me go to bed …
I’m talkin bout the mc’s rappin over this pop techno music…
I guess I’m just old
I believe in pimpin the system buy got DAMN! not like this. #pop-technosongs
They playd 6 in a row today- #pop techno songs back to back. With so called r&b and rap artist… on the hop hop station. Where I been?
Like I said, how y’all gone STAND by and let our music turn into pop techno cornball ass music?
I like the idea of no distinction in race when it comes 2 music, but SOULkeepers, U dont give up the boom bip and the hump 4 the payday..
I love house and techno as a side dish. But now it’s served as the main course AND that’s ALL u gone get. Like chittlins in the back house.
I love music PERIOD. Just not ready to say goodbye to the boom bip and the hump .. Kinda painful for my generation to see. Just strange 2me.
Yes, no1 wants 2B poor again. Artist have2 sacrifice integrity of the music sometimes 2 make ends meet. This is understood. But gotDAMN now.
The radio owners and progammers claim to do testing to see what songs score highest. But labels and radio are catering to who got the $.
Keep in mind that people who don’t have an appetite for soul in music see nothing wrong with the mainstream radio and video of today .
If you’ve never tasted good pu**y your satisfied with a** hole. (that’s terrible ain’t it .) lol #Iwanttheboombipback!