It amazes me when I am forced to watch MTV or listen to Top 40 how much the media truly influences our taste as a whole. I have to listen to alot of this stuff quite often ,it's playing at work , my wife likes some of it and my stepdaughter , well it's all she listens to. I am refering to pop and rap of course , but I would stress more towards rap. How can the media brainwash us all so easily with there idea of good music? Stupid songs like (A Bay Bay) and (Soldier Boy) and to many other hundreds to complain about flood our everyday lives. These talentless hacks are being served up as to what's popular and we should like this etc...they play it so much , you can't help but pick up on it...after a while maybe you will wake up and go....wait a minute....when did dumbing down the english language become cool....can these idiots not pronounce (Hey Baby) which is what I am assuming (a Bay bay) is referencing. When did DUMB become cool? When did someone speaking over a record become skill? And speaking badly without intelligence at that... There are so many amazing bands out there who have serious skill when it comes to playing there instruments....for example some of the newer bands or bands still currently out , who can REALLY play... Dream Theater , Nightwish , Lacuna Coil , Disturbed , Apocolyptica , Dimmu Borgir , these are all bands who are hugely popular in Europe and have mainstream potential. I find it so sad , that people have become such sheep that (c)Rap and Pop are the 1 choice amoung the average consumer. Don't get me wrong I think Rap has it's place , it can serve as a form of expression , but when it is all you listen to....I have to wonder .....do you feel yourself getting dumber? There are some rappers who are not ignorant in there words and speech...but these are few and far between and don't account for the popularity. I wish people would wake up and go hey , you know this stuff is okay for the mindless teenagers , but it's ultra patheic to be consumed by this stuff if your over 30 or so.... Here are some examples of my words and these are all taken from recent rap charts....notice anything with the language and the speech and why I say it's ignorant? Slimm Thug - Theme Song (Hoggs On Da Grind) David Banner - Get Like Me 50 Cent - I Get Money Soulja Boy Tell'em - Crank That (Soulja Boy) Timbaland - The Way I Are T-Pain - Buy You A Drank Gorilla Zoe - Hood Figga These are just a couple of examples.......no wonder are kids seem to grow up violent and dumb. What did you expect? I have no idea why your kids are failing english and spelling classes.