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This is terrible. :noway:
 

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You've got to be kidding me... What is the world coming to?

This comes on the radio here for what seems every time I turn it on, and it just really sucks.

I mean, I some Hip Hop and R & B stuff, but not this at all.
 

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1 minute in, and it is consistently getting worse and worse. That's impressive.

I'm going to stop listening now.
 

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1 minute in, and it is consistently getting worse and worse. That's impressive.
Exactly what I'd expect from anyone associated with the Black Eyed Peas.
 

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IT'S GOT ELECTROLYTES!!!1
Will.i.am is Brawndo? At least he's got what plants crave.

Edit: Upon listening to this, holy shit, it's awful. It never ceases to amaze me how much worse popular music gets over time. This song sounds like a joke. I'd expect this song to be popular in the world of the previously made movie reference.
 

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Oh My GOSH? :facepalm:
The musical commentator on NPR this morning was making fun of that, actually. He said something along the lines of Wil.I.Am not wanting to alienate that last 2% that would get offended by "Oh my God", in his effort to make the song as popular as possible.
 

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The musical commentator on NPR this morning was making fun of that, actually. He said something along the lines of Wil.I.Am not wanting to alienate that last 2% that would get offended by "Oh my God", in his effort to make the song as popular as possible.
People love to get offended.

Arab Money - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Arab Money came under a lot of strong controversy from Islamic communities.[1] The released remix came with even stronger negative reaction, as it quotes lines from the holy Quran, which (in such a form) is deemed forbidden in most Arab countries.[2] DJ Steve Sutherland of Galaxy FM [3] was suspended temporarily when he played the song and listeners complained. In response, Busta said:

Sometimes, people like to twist things. We ain't mockin' the culture. We ain't tryin' to be disrespectful. Ain't no racism going on right here. If you listen to the song, you see that we are actually acknowledging the fact that the Arabian culture, a middle East culture is one of the few cultures, that value passing down hard work riches that's been built amongst the family. It would be nice if a lot of other cultures did the same thing. Feel me? So, I would like for it to be like that in my culture where we could build things to the point where we got so much that we don't need to rely on other cultures to contribute majorly in a financial way, or in whatever other way, to societies, communities or whatever governments we might live in. So, we are actually biggin' up the culture. At the end of the day, I want to be like that. I think a lot of us want to be like that.[4]
I heard a bunch about this on NPR last summer. The people they interviewed were shocked and outraged that his chorus pronounced it "Ay-Rab Money" instead of "Ah-Rab Money". So much that he re-released it with a "fixed" pronunciation. Because a song about being rich and hanging out in Dubai with your Arab buddies is such a profound social statement, you'd better get it right.

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Though I think it's pretty (harmlessly) tasteless anyway (he uses a bunch of Quran quotes in the chorus). To stir the pot, I think the Testament track on the new album about 9/11 is about 100% worse. I deleted it from my MP3 collection altogether.


It doesn't offend me, I just think it's a weak marketing move. Some things don't need to have Chuck Billy rhyming about them.
 
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