“Swaggerjacking: To steal; to copy; to use as one’s own; to imitate.”
(Taken from “The Urban Dictionary.”)
As of recent, I have no shame in admitting that I am completely and utterly disgusted with the state of music. (see “My Open Letter To The Mass Murderers Of Real Music) Not only because the quality of it has done a complete landslide, but also because of the lack of originality that seems to be shockingly acceptable in this day and age.
Growing up as a child in the golden era of music, I witnessed the birth of music video, (you know…when MTV actually showed music videos.) virtual pop and R&B symphonies composed with nothing but synthesizers and electronic drum machines, and unique creativity practically flowed from every artist that hit the scene. Now whenever I happen to catch a music video it’s like I’m watching a bad watered down imitation of what I’ve already seen 20 years ago.
Think I’m just hating? Well I have a little proof for you. Case in point:
Update: Due to Rihanna’s lack of creativity and shameful display of thievery, she is currently in litigation.
Monster Magnet – Space Lord
This really wouldn’t qualify as a swaggerjack, but the video is hilarious. Monster Magnet took Puff Daddy and Ma$e’s “Mo Money, Mo Problems” music video and ran away with it….and even took their shiny suits with them. Pure comedy.
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