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underated wrote:Enjoyed reading the posts, there are good points made.
When i think about it now, i have came to the conclusion that the time is right for a new reggae generation.
The music does not have to change , only part of the culture & lyrical content.
The spiritual side is still important , less rasta & herb talk, that was the old days.
I don't know how others feel,
i do need to listen to a new form of reggae though.
The whole old reggae culture is tiresome & boring.
underated wrote:When i think about it now, i have came to the conclusion that the time is right for a new reggae generation.
dan i dubdub wrote: as selectors, how many of you play ganja tunes on a regular basis?
Apostle wrote:As ItalDokta writes, it's clear that the ganja stereotype has been used extensively to attract a white audience. In the long run, I doubt that the music needs this kind of association to attract more listeners.
Smoking weed was a relatively new phenomenon to the listeners of the sixties. Now it's present everywhere in youth culture and regarded as pretty average. So the only thing the stereotype does for the music right now is provide it with an image that makes it look like passive stoner music. It will need a long time but I wouldn't regret it if the ganja leaf imagery would go out of fashion. It's a very narrow and tiresome perspective.
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