View Full Version : Common: 'Obama effect' steering rap away from rims, bling

09-23-2009, 01:54 PM
"I think hip-hop artists will have no choice but to talk about different things and more positive things, and try to bring a brighter side to that because, even before Barack, I think people had been tired of hearing the same thing," he said in December.


09-23-2009, 09:32 PM
Oh no! No more spinning rims or bling bling in my rap videos?!?

09-23-2009, 10:56 PM
Although Obama may have played a part in a few artists changing their subject matter, I think too much credit is being given to him for the shift in the genre. As big homie Common said himself, the change was happening before his presidency. Common himself has been the antithesis of the general view of Gangsta Rap for a lot longer than the country has even known who Obama was/is.

09-24-2009, 07:56 AM
**** aint changin. errone wanna be a thug

09-24-2009, 02:34 PM
That's all a rap video is. Bling, cars, whores.

That's going to change? And it's b/c of Obama? :lol2: