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Is It Being Fake To Listen To Rock?

I was chatting with this girl the other day outside a club in Abuja and she asked me what my favourite song of the moment. I mentioned a rock song and then she went on and on about how i was fake and trying to be white and all what not. (Funny, I speak Yoruba ten times better than this girl and can dance yahooze circles around her, I just like a wide variety of music). Granted she was slightly tipsy but she was quite vehement about it. I'd like to know what other Nigerians think. Is it being fake to listen to other forms of music apart from hip hop and mainsream African music?

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its not fake 2 listen 2 rock, whoeva sed it was ?

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gimme some vodka on d rock, a good Maroon 5 or linking park track and a nice party girl and homie we gonna rock the night till daybreak.

i love rock and even though I am in the states, most black people here view me as trying to be white but you know what? diddy does not care. if im trying to be, then don't be like me.

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I like that, Rock Rocks.

I think it's hard to be pretentious when it comes to listening to music. It's hard to bop your head to something you don't like. When it comes to music, be true to yourself, even if it's heavy metal. I love ABBA. I'm not saying they're rock. I'm just saying I get weird looks for it. Be true to yourself is all I'm saying. If rock music is what you like, then don't let some slightly tipsy girl convince you otherwise.

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Naah its not fake o! you cant force me to listen to rap if im not feelin it, Im a big Jigga fan but i still listen to Fort Minor ColdPlay Natasha Bedingfield, so long as you sond good

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I think it's comments that that hold us back. She is tryna imply that you should limit yourself and that is never a good thing. When people ask what kinda music i listen to, I always say classical music. I love to see their reaction. I listen to anything that is good.

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I listen to good music. Mostly conscious hip hop, Common,The roots, Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Brother ali( this albino is fire! listen to UNCLE SAM GODAMN). some rock, Bloc party, TV on the radio. Some afro beat. the list goes on.

Am I fake? DUMB QUESTION

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i listen to all kinds of music. i listen to rock. in fact i know a few Nigerians who lOVE rock music.

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DOn't mind them.

Rock is about my favorite genre of music. After R and B.

I just love the way it sounds. Nickelback, Avril, Chris Daughtry, lots of them.

ROCK ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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No, it's not bein' fake, just preference and taste. I don't personally listen to it but i wldn't condemn smone who does. It's ur choice. just like i don't even like rap much except some few rappers who are really good but u wldn't say am bein' fake. it's what appeals to one.

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yo familyman y u gotta hate the white guy it was my ancestors that was silly not me man in u.s. we sstraight most of us is cool with each other not much racism so y cant everyone inthe world tb that way i aint sayin nigeria aint but i cant speak for nigeria because i dont live there but i got homeys in nigeria whites are equal with blacks blacks are equal qith mexicans and chinese and whites is equal to mexican and chinese i dont like ya racism bro

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This thread is one of the reasons that commercial music is so fragmented. Too many people consider that only one "type" or "genre" or "style" or "oeuvre" of music is valid.

Preposterous! It has been noted by the greats that there are only two types of music: 1. Good music, and 2. What could be good music.

In other words, there's good opera and not-so-good opera. Same to be said for baroque. Or classical. Rock, pop, hip-hop, folk--same deal. And, as long as it's good, that's all that matters.

If you haven't heard some good music in any of the genres you listen to, then you simply haven't been listening to enough of it, because it's out there!

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Those who have good ears listen to good music when you hear a good music your sure to listen to it .Not everybody likes rock as a form of music but we do listen to some rock songs cos they are good.Music is an organized noise that soothes the soul in whatver form.Tell your girl to slow her role.

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@ familyman, u talking bullcrap. So jay-z's collabo with linkin park & kanye west's collabo with chris martin are all part of the red neck agenda abi?

Rubbish!!

Life's too short to be stuck to a single genre of music. If u love rock then u love rock. No apologies. And i think the best rock band is coldplay. Love dat band to death.

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[b]@ everyone who listens to rock and calims to be nigerian[/b]. At first the white man came, took away our people, took away all our resources and when they got tired of that they decided to impose their own culture and art on us to the denigration of our own. When they lost the wherewithal to do that by force they decided to do it surreptitiously. And this is what is happening to us through the influx of rock music in NIgeria. Beware of uncle sam and the entire red neck agenda. Do not lose your blackness in the name of superior white taste.

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That is ridiculous, you are not being fake at all. I love rock as well, like people have said, you like what you like. And music isn't just made for specific ethnicities only.

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yo people who say that just cant fully appreciate music for what it really is if someone calls u fake for listening to certain music then they are fake music has no color theres jus music for everyone its not jus for white people u aint fake u jus show u have a good all around taste in music dont sweat homey players neva fret besides look at run dmc he rapped with aerosmith look at jayz he rapped with linkin park many rappers did songs wit rock bands when she says that again tell her this see what she says

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i dont know if u r nigerian. u r definately entitled to ur opinion. u cant be crucified for it. i tink u must be one of those guys dat attempt to speak english thro ur nose.

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i cherish heavy metal rock as much as i cherish hiphop.

WORD!

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