Lee MayJah has been creating music for over thirty years. Attempting to motivate, inspire and spread positivity, to get conscious, positive music to the masses.
He feels positive music is not promoted and celebrated enough by the industry to encourage more of it. During times when violence and negativity are rife within society, the events of 2020 now see us living the most chaotic times of our lives. One would imagine there was no time like the present for positivity to prevail. That we would see the endorsement of more artists and music that promotes and celebrates life. This is far from the case.
Worldwide within music we see many artists portraying negative lifestyles, openly promoting promiscuity, violence and criminality, which brings with it a destructive message and energy. It now seems almost a requirement. How can this continue to be passed off as simply entertainment, fans worldwide young and old alike, emulating the mannerisms and lifestyles many of their role models openly promote and glamorize.
Music is an art form, a freedom of expression without apology. Nobody is suggesting there shouldn’t be some topics and themes that push boundaries. But how much longer will music that is not representative of the masses continue to be pushed by the industry? It would seem chaotic music makes for good business? Many years ago N.W.A and similar groups were referred to as Reality Rap. Where did the term “Gangster Rap” come from, who coined these phrases and labels? Any individuals entering a particular genre of music already have a prerequisite, there is an expectancy for a gangster rapper to behave in a manner fitting the description.
This chain can only be broken through reclassification of self and example