OK. Time to school some people.
This sort of ties back to Cassie's haircut, but with good reason. I was checking, doing some research, and I found what Cassie wrote when she posted her new hair photos on twitter. Here's what she said:
"Sometimes in life, you need a change. Something deeper than what you thought you were capable of. Something that displays the “I don’t give a fuck” attitude that was always present but never showcased. Something that makes you look at this whole wide world differently. And something that will shock your mother, but will make her call you a ROCKSTAR. Yea I did it…" -Cassie
DID WHAT?! I really am so sick. So tired. People are losing the creations that were created long ago and are making it their own thing. Last time I checked, being a rockstar was ll about Rock & Roll. Heavy guitars, drums banged so loud, "FxCK YOU!" attitudes, but still actually giving a fxck, their risky, talented, creative, determined, stubborn maybe, and the list goes on.
But how dare someone say that by doing THAT, cutting the side of your effin head, will guarantee you a spot on the Rockstar Bus?! You wanna know what it makes you look like?
A fxckin' sellout.
I wasn't mad at Cassie for doing this, cuz it's obvious its for attention. But when I read what she wrote? Like . . . my gosh. Is this what being a rockstar is? Is this all you have to do? Wear a skull sweater, cut the side of your head and throw up the pointer-and-pinky-finger-fist up?! Because you do this little edgy thing, that's it. You are certified. You're in the club!!!
Fxck out of here.
You have effin Miley Cyrus calling herself a rockstar when her music is plain POP! Just because she has some songs with some hard guitar on it . . . you've got the Jonas Brothers being called rockstars . . . cuz their songs have some hard guitar on it . . . you have these little people who don't know the true meaning of rock, claiming that their material is certified rock!
And this doesn't go for rock only. R&B? What does it mean? Rhythm and Blues. Why is Bobby Valentino being linked to that? Why is Jamie Foxx being linked to that? Even Cassie, the girl who wants to be a Rockstar, is being linked to R&B. Their music is not rhythm and blues. More like electronic background music, autotune, and terrible lyrics about "BEEPING" a girl, or "BLAME THE ALCHOHOL FOR MY ACTIONS" or being an "UNOFFICIAL GIRL."
This is it, guys. The poor artists who seriously defined the genres are not being appreciated.
What I hate most is when people look up to these amazing artists who have set the standards, and yet they are not even following in their example.
I swear, if I hear Cassie saying that Etta James or Billie Holliday were her idols, I'm coming to her house with a pitchfork in hand.
TIDBIT: I'm gonna go listen to real mother effin music.