The older generation's favorite thing to say about the state of the youth is that they ruin everything. The youth is creating a bad image for the future generations to follow. The youth is responsible for all that is bad in the world.
But here's something the older generations tend to forget, they were once that young generation who used to say "Fuck you" to the older generations before them. Especially with music. Music has always been the place for expression for the youth, specifically coming from rock & roll and rap music.
So what happens when you mix the two genres together? The biggest "Fuck You" you've ever experienced.
Trap music can often be described as ignorant, loud, and scary by those who don't consider it music at all. But to those who enjoy the sounds, it can described as emotional, uplifting, and colorful. The thing about most of these trap artists is that they couldn't give a shit about whether you like it or not. That's the whole shtick.
Jasiah isn't ignorant at all, actually he's an educated young man from Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Stivers School for the Arts where he not only gained an education, but also learned about the different forms of musical performance and art.
It doesn't take a genius to make music, but it does take dedication to the craft and the ability to be a target for criticism. And if you're screaming your vocals the entire time, chances are that someone is going to hear you.
There's a lot of rappers out there talking about things they aren't really living, so lyricism is mad overrated. So when Jasiah says the same lines over and over, don't just sit there and think "He's just repeating himself, this lacks creativity."
Because maybe he's saying "I'm depressed" a million times because, I don't know, maybe he's feeling depressed. A normal feeling that many young people go through, he's just not afraid to say it. He's literally shouting it.
If you had the bass turned up on your speakers when listening to his track "This is for my Young Niggas Who Listen to Soulja Boy" then they might have blown out after this song. His production value comes on very strong. If the beat was a body building competition, then he snapped the trophy in half and shoved it down the judges throats.
Nigga, runnin' up on me is a mistake
These lyrics are from the video above, his most popular song "Crisis." The visuals are like those of the video "Bodies" by Drowning Pool mixed with "My Name is" from Eminem. What better combination could you possibly want from a music video?
This is the type of music you need to hear when you are getting ready for that job interview. Just because you are a Finance major applying for a job at H&R Block doesn't mean you aren't allowed to get hyped the hell up. Get your blood boiling and make yourself feel invincible by listening to this beat at high volume.
Allow yourself to scream one time. We're always talking in normal toned voice and the only time we yell is when we're mad. How about you yell to pump yourself up? Get out of your day to day crisis!
Make a nigga wanna take a step back
Ok, yes we were saying that this music is emotional and all of that. But sometimes it's ok to just get full ignorant and say screw everything. We don't condone the use of the words bitch and hoe, unless the woman likes to describe herself as that. Then in which case, be a hoe girl. Do you!
And for all the women with flat asses, there are dudes out there who will have sex with you. But not Jasiah, sorry. And for the dudes out there, he said you can have that. So congrats, he saved some women for you.
The best part about Jasiah's music is that it doesn't ask for anything from the listener. You get what you get from it, and if you don't get anything at all then he doesn't care.
Maybe that's what gets lost as we get older and become that older generation that doesn't understand the youth. There's an expectation that everything that is put out into the world must give something back. Why can't things just be?
Jasiah doesn't need your validation and he doesn't care for your criticism. And that's the message the youth should really get from this.