Alternative Music & All That Other Good Shit
I’ve really become broadened to alot of different types of music over the past year, which lead me to grow a huge love for Indie artists. The way they show their dedication through their music and all the hard work you see them go through to get their music to be listened to, is all but a few reasons why Indie music is one of my favorite genres. Through me listening to Indie artists, it’s allowed me to expand to other type of music like Electronica, Pop, Alternative Rock, Alternative Hip-Hop, and Punk, and that’s not even all of what I listen to in a nutshell.
With all these genres of music, it’s helped me appreciate those artists who’s been around long enough to progress with their sound, and help me see which artists are basically a flop . I’ve noticed what getting signed does to an artist, and how they give in to the commercial world of music for what is demanded by the media, rather than the actual beings who’ve listened to the artist from the begging of the struggle. I salute those artists such as Kid Cudi, Kenna, Travie McCoy, NERD, Lupe Fiasco, MIA, Kanye West, and Santigold to name a few, who’ve been true to the game since day one. Their sound beat-wise changed slightly, but their persona and the way they conduct music lyrically has stayed the same, which makes them in my eyes, a consistent artist.
These type of artists that are consistent allow upcoming artists, such as Jimi Bonet, to be inspired and create music worth listening to. “Coolest MothaF#cka” is a DJ Mash-Up of Kenna’s “Sunday After You”, off his album New Sacred Cow. Besides the fact that the song is hot, and the way its written as if he’s telling the listener a story, is just the obvious. But its Indie artist Kenna, who had the impact on Jimi Bonet to write this song because of the structure of the sound itself. Upcoming artists usually use commercial beats to freestyle or flow to, but for someone to actually use a DJ Mash-Up of an artist that doesn’t get credit when credit is due… is amazing. Lupe Fiasco did a whole album Mash-up of Gorillaz, and til’ this day, Lupe doesn’t get much praise from the media, but his fans know that he deserves a lot for what he does. Lupe Fiasco just managed to stick to his flow, and not give it into the commercial sound.
I’ve grown a connection for the unappreciated music, and soon, the under dogs will manage to be heard for more than just being Indie, not signed or managed by those in highed authority with lots of money. Sometimes, the Jokers can be Kings & Queens.
Everywhere we go, you know they wanna know just who we are… the coolest mutha’f#cka on the planet, dammit.
For more info on Jimi Bonet, Follow him on Twitter @JimiBonet x jimibonet.tumblr.com