• Grandpa: Rap music is too violent
Johnny Cash: I shot a man in Reno, just
to watch him die
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    • Hmmm, it's almost like that song is about him suffering for what he's done by being constantly reminded of others' freedom rather than glorifying the violence like rap does
      AKJesus 28 jul
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    • Ngl Johnny Cash is one of, if not my number 1 favorite country singer. His song “hurt” is very emotional when sung by him even if he didn’t originally create the song.
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    • Hmmm, yes, a song which shows the consequences of violence is totally the same as rap songs which glorify crime and encourages disrespect of police officers
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    • BUT I SEEN THAT TRAIN A COMING, I HANG MY HEAD AND CRY
      orb932 28 jul
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    • See the difference is that Johnny Cash is good
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    • Early one morning while making the rounds, I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down
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    • And when he hears that whistle blowing, he hangs his head and cries. Almost like he regrets his choice, doesn’t seem to celebrate it
      jking0621 28 jul
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    • When I hear that whistle blowin', I hang my head and cry
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    • He's not trying to make it seem cool like most rappers do
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    • Except the song is about being miserable in prison...
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    • Johnny cash puts country music today to absolute shame
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    • Show me the Johnny Cash song where he sings about selling drugs, bagging pussy everyday, and kiIIing people for the gang gang.
      Coldpaw 28 jul
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    • Many of Cash's songs were stories about redemption or consequences, and not glorifying bad actions like rap does.
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    • It's not the music, it's the people who make it. Never forget
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    • Johnny Cash is a great singer and never wanted anyone to be left out
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    • Y'all must never have heard cocaine blues then "early on morning while making the rounds, I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down" that's straight up Johnny cash google that shit 😂
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    • Hey I’m from Reno, I wonder if that mea- *gunshot*
      Cgvandorn 28 jul
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    • Yes, but Johnny Cash is good music with class. Not shit.
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    • There are two reasons I don't like rap. 1. Is that 90% of them are in minor keys. 2. That it's "fake" music. Meaning that everything is done through a computer, no real instruments
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    • Cant spell Crap without rap
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    • Mamaaaaa, I just k*lled a man. Put a gun against his head, pulled the trigger now he’s dead
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    • It’s always “let people enjoy what they want” until it comes to rap music
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    • The difference is that Johnny Cash is actually good...
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    • Imagine writing gay poems about eating ass with other guys 🤢
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    • Rock god. ROCK MUSIC IS GODS MUSIC.
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    • Nah, rap music is just shit now. For the past 10 years it’s been shit. The og stuff from the 80s and 90s is chill, but today, it’s garbage
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    • When I hear that whistle blowin, I hang my head and cry
      chopstew 28 jul
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    • Rappers: we should care about the poor. Also rappers: *spends thousands on designer clothes, diamonds, new cars, hoes, alcohol, and drugs but doesn’t give any to the community*
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    • Dang kids music is all about drugs and sex. Beatles: LUCY IN THE SKYY WITH DIAMONDSSS
      Taconator 28 jul
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    • Not to mention the fact that he sung it in a number of prisons during his outlaw country years
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    • It ain’t music, it’s a story.
      suchatool 29 jul
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    • Most rap is degenerate as fuck
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    • Johnny cash is actually good music though.
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    • More like the lyrics are always repeating the same shit over and over again while other songs lyrics are actual art
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    • Johnny Cash is actually considered one of The Godfather’s to gangsta rap. And it shouldn’t be called gangsta rap. It should be called “reality rap” like N.W.A. and Ice T first called it. The media called it gangsta to scare people. Johnny Cash lyrics are very similar to “gangsta” rap
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    • I don’t know which caused which, but the messages in rap are definitely connected to the horrible situations in inner cities
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    • People of iFunny: which do you like more, Folsom Prison Blues or Cocaine Blues?
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    • Dont be hatin on Johnny
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    • That’s one good ass song, heard Spanish version? Good af too if you can understand Spanish :D
      2rawwww 28 jul
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    • The song is about how he regrets his decision. He’s not glorifying it
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    • NAPALM STICKS TO KIDS- go listen to it rn
      Zeench 28 jul
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    • A boy named sue
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    • This post is proof that retards just like terrible songs for the catchy music and have no interest in the meaning of the songs.
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    • Except it's about the consequence of being violent.
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    • SHOT A NIGGA YEAH NIGGA NIGGA BITCHES WANNA BE ME I BRING THE AK NIGGA UH HUH NIGGAAAA
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    • Johnny cash is not an example of a non violent artist
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    • I’m related to Johnny cash
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    • I live in Reno let’s fucking go
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    • 🎶 Every time I hear that whistle blow, I hang my head down and cry.🎵
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    • He’s a singer, not an entire genre....
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    • That's Classy Though
      4Pep 28 jul
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    • Yeah but like Johnny Cash is it’s all about excepting what you did being sorry for it and being ready for the punishment, but rap is just like pointless constant violence and swearing
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    • Every genre of music has a song like that tho. Well maybe not jazz and whatnot.
      iKelex 28 jul
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    • Yeah but his song is about why its a bad thing to have done and his infinite regret, wishing he had never gine to prison. Rappers are all saying that it is a good thing, and sounding a lot worse while doing so
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    • Cocaine blues
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    • Reno gang wya
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    • He's also only got 25 minutes to go
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    • I think you miss the point of the song, the whole theme was that he wanted to repent and was sorrowful
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    • Lmao but did Johnny cash spike prison numbers and influence a culture of crime just from a type of music ?
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    • Yeah...and he's in prison for it.
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    • Never compare ooga booga rapper to a complete legend and musical genius like Johnny Cash
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    • That’s a really sad song
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    • Rap is good, but not mumble rap. And most rappers people call mumble rappers arent mumble rappers
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    • He was literally talking about all he regretted.
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    • Got to love some cocaine blues
      REDLED48 28 jul
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    • It’s true I was Reno
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    • old people don't say music is violent, they just genuinely don't like how it sounds
      crackbaby 28 jul
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    • What if he didn't listen to Johnny Cash🤔 and a lot of older songs (not all, just most) are metaphorical in their uses of death and sometimes sex and stuffff
      MsCapulet 28 jul
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    • I feel like the people that say "All rap music is just drugs and violence" are the same people that dont listen to it. For example, Dababys album KIRK was dedicated to his father when he died while dababy was on tour. That's real shit.
      nichboyin 28 jul
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    • The whole point of the song is his regret and suffering bc of it... you need to listen to some johnny cash maybe it’ll make you smarter lol
      milk9 28 jul
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    • No, metal has violent lyrics but also can bring peace. At least at a metal show no one is on drugs and we actually take care of each other.
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    • Massive difference. You can basically take that one line and repeat it thirty times with a “fuck, ni&&a, pussy, drugs” you got yourself todays rap. That song said that one line and many other great lines and told an entire story to the listener
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    • johnny cash made bangers.
      dmaners12 28 jul
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    • Ring of Fire is now playing in my head...
      JazzMataz 28 jul
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    • I love his version of long black veil
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    • Folsom prison start to play when I found this post
      dnuckolls 28 jul
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    • Nine Inch nails version of hurt was just "edgy". There i said it
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    • But this train keeps a Rollin 🎶
      SirWoodie 28 jul
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    • Filled with rage then Billy Joe reached for his gun to draw But the stranger drew his gun and fired before he even saw As Billy Joe fell to the floor, the crowd all gathered 'round And wondered at his final words Don't take your guns to town son Leave your guns at home Bill Don't take your guns to
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    • A lot of celebrates gang violence
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    • The difference is he says it with remorse and regret
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    • This might be a hot take but country and rap music have a lot of similarities in what they make songs about. Mostly having sex, drugs and wanting to have sex/do drugs
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    • Name one rapper that does that and ill show you a song where he’s remorseful about it
      NewK 28 jul
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    • Marley/Clapton: I shot the Sheriff, Cher/Nancy Sinatra: Bang bang my baby shot me down, Jerry Lee Lewis was called the "kiIIer" bruh Boomer music is violent as fuck
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    • Songs that have no meaning are the meaning. Jimmi Hendrix is a good example, as his songs can be taken many ways.
      Unit01 28 jul
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    • Rap sucks anyway
      mickeydee 28 jul
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    • Nah grandpa is more like "Music these days is trash rappers talking about drugs and hoes"
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    • Wait... who sung the line ? ( like if you did )
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    • BIG IRON
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    • Difference between then and now, johnny cash is an idol and legend
      itsme152 28 jul
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    • When i hear that whistle blowin i hang my head and cry...
      ChrisGG 28 jul
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    • Johnny Cash was the first true rapper
      Mjcaboose 28 jul
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    • My grandpa hated Cash because he was violent. Don’t let people fool you.
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    • the sound of the 9 went BANG! And all over the wall was his mother fucking brain.
      BICHNGAS 28 jul
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    • Lil uzi vert: I ate pop tarts.
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    • Missed the entire context of the song
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    • I just don’t understand how people feel anything from rap. It’s just like fun music to have on at party’s.
      05_13 28 jul
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