I got into a huge argument with my friend the other day on what makes pop music different from music.
Basically the argument was fixated on whether pop music is its own genre or whether its just selected music from a variety of genres.
Like take Empire State of Mind or Run This Town by Jay Z, which were hugely popular rap songs recently. I don't think anyone would say that these weren't pop songs. But then look, the Blueprint 3 is also a hugely respected album in the hip hop community. What defines a pop song?
I also think that all of a sudden this huge attitude as come about where people are like POPULAR MUSIC SUCKS!!!! No doubt, songs by like Ke$ha and Soulja Boy are bad, but at the same time I also understand why these songs are popular and why the songs I like could never reach wide scale popularity. Are we really gunna wage a war on Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus, I mean give me a break, its so evident why those are suuuuuper popular songs, but Brother Ali isn't.