Throwback Thursday … Hard Times by RUN-D.M.C.

Had a home party last Friday. I really felt ashamed that we disturbed the host until 2am and broke the glass again ( actually we accidentally breaks the glass at that place every time… just get used to it). Thanks to Spotify, we have the music station again.

Apart from the typical Bob Marley songs to make us high, we selected some 80s songs. Wow, 80s, that’s the decade where I had not existed yet. That’s why I am so unfamiliar with those musics.

One song from the playlist is Hard Times by Run-D.M.C. Rap at 80s are just distinctly different from the Rap nowadays. The differences do not only lie on the rhyme and timbre, it is also about the context. Well, when you listen carefully, the lyrics of the mainstream rap there in 70s or 80s are more positive and cheerful in worldwide. The Raps in 90s start to be furious and full of anger, especially when you look into the Eminem. In 20s, gangster rap is even more popular, as well as the flirty dirty rap like Snoop Dogg. It is not only happening in the USA, it is just a global phenomena.

Well, that is just what we figure out after the whole night Bob Marley and 80s. A little bit sad and weird to see this change.


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