Why Artists Need to Change Their Sound

Yes, Artists Need To Change Their Sound

One of the biggest complaints in the music industry: artists changing their sounds.

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There's not one artist that is immune to the audience's complaints regarding a change in their sound.

Music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. I can't lie, most bands I listen to today do not sound the same as when I started listening to them, or--going further back--when they started out as a band.

Some bands get so many complaints that they write a song about it. Example number one: Bring Me the Horizon's "heavy metal" off their newest album "amo." The album follows their last album "That's the Spirit" which faced massive criticism for being too poppy for a heavy metal band. In response to those criticisms--and the anticipated ones for their new album--Bring Me the Horizon wrote a song that demonstrates the frustration of the complaints about their change in sound.

Musicians in every genre face complaints like this. Even Taylor Swift wasn't immune to it.

I'm not going to lie--I can understand why people hate when artists change their sound. They liked that specific kind of music that artist was putting out, and they don't want that to change. Besides, it's kind of in human nature to hate change.

However, a change in sound is necessary for musicians. If they're confined to just one sound for the rest of their careers, their music is going to get stale. It's going to get old and boring and everyone is going to tire of it.

Musicians like being kept on their toes. Moreso, they like to keep their fans on their toes. They like to surprise people. What's surprising about the same thing over and over again? Predictability doesn't sell in the music industry.

Most importantly, attempting to keep a similar sound forces musicians into a box. They're restrained in a certain genre, a certain sound that they can't escape from. They're bound by people's expectations. Their creativity begins to stifle. Artists who put out record after record after record that all sound exactly the same go insane. It becomes a money grab rather than a creative outlet.

Music requires change. Whether it's a gradual change or sudden, it needs to happen. Change forces the brain to work harder, it stirs different emotions, it forces the mind to create something completely unique. If no one changed their sound in the music industry, if no one ever dared to step out of line, then we'd have one music genre. We'd have hundreds of artists who sound similar.

Besides, think about it this way: have you listened to the same exact music all your life? Or have your genre preferences changed over the years?

As a listener of music, has your "sound" changed?

Because if yours has--and it probably has, whether you'd like to admit it or not--then why can't bands change theirs?

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    10 Rap Songs To Add To Your Playlist That Will Make You The Aux Cord Hero

    Add these to your playlist, like, NOW.

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    Imagine this: You're at your best friend's summer birthday blowout party. They hand you the aux cord. Suddenly, every song you've ever heard escapes your memory. With the help of this list, that scenario won't happen and you'll kick the party into gear, everyone will be calling you the "aux cord hero."

    1. "Magic In The Hamptons" - Social House (ft. Lil Yachty)

    This feel-good jam easily tops the list. This chill beat will hype up any get-together or car ride (with the windows down). It's hard not to blast it on full volume and sing along to Lil Boat's catchy rap verse.

    2. "Pineapple" - Ty Dolla $ign (ft. Gucci Mane & Quavo)

    This song gives us MAJOR beach vibes. Three of the biggest names in rap right now came together and blessed us with this sick beat. Nothing screams summer more than pineapples, this song has it all.

    3. "Champagne and Pools" - Hoodie Allen (ft. Blackbear & KYLE)

    Champagne and pools? Sounds like a summer dream to me. Need I say more?

    4. "Mixed Personalities" - YNW Melly (ft. Kanye West)

    This non-traditional summer lovin' song puts Danny and Sandy to shame. Kanye's catchy chorus mixed with Melly's verses makes this song perfect for any barbecue or pool day.

    5. "GRoCERiES" - Chance The Rapper (ft. TisaKorean)

    Chance the Rapper's newest release brings positivity and love like all of his other beats. Nothing screams summer like lemonade, and this jam reminds us to keep this summer simple while still having fun.

    6. "Make Believe" - Juice WRLD

    My personal favorite of his new album will be a staple by the end of the summer.

    7. "No Advice" - Skizzy Mars

    Skizzy Mars' newest release will be bumping through your speakers on repeat after the first time you hear it. Infectious beats and catchy lyrics are Skizzy's forte, causing this song to make our list. Everyone could take a little advice from this song about how to live their life this summer.

    8. "Truth Hurts" - Lizzo

    If you didn't think a girl power jam would make this list, you were wrong. Every girl can relate to this song in some way, and it'll have you bouncing in the club, in your seat, anywhere. This jam will pump you up this summer.

    9. "Shoota" - Playboi Carti (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)

    This song has been an insane pump up jam since it's release in 2018. It continues to bring the hype, so it should make a comeback on your playlist this summer.

    10. "TAlk tO Me (REMIX)" - Tory Lanez (ft. Lil Wayne, Rich The Kid & DJ Stevie J)

    Tory Lanez is one of my all time favorite artists of the year. This remix will be the perfect addition to your summer playlist.

    I mean, what are you doing? Don't just sit there. Open up Apple Music or Spotify and add these jams to your summer playlist!

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