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Do you think Alicia Keys is another angry person?

Do you think Alicia Keys is another angry person? Topic: Keys to writing a rap song
July 24, 2019 / By Allene
Question: Another of Alicia Keys theories: That the bicoastal feud between slain rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. was fueled "by the government and the media, to stop another great black leader from existing." Keys, 27, said she's read several Black Panther autobiographies and wears a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck "to symbolize strength, power and killing 'em dead," according to an interview in the magazine's May issue, on newsstands Tuesday. There's another side to Alicia Keys: conspiracy theorist. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter tells Blender magazine: "`Gangsta rap' was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. `Gangsta rap' didn't exist." Keys' AK-47 jewelry came as a surprise to her mother, who is quoted as telling Blender: "She wears what? That doesn't sound like Alicia." Keys' publicist, Theola Borden, said Keys was on vacation and unavailable for comment. Though she's known for her romantic tunes, she told Blender that she wants to write more political songs. If black leaders such as the late Black Panther Huey Newton "had the outlets our musicians have today, it'd be global. I have to figure out a way to do it myself," she said.
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Uthai Uthai | 8 days ago
I was a fan of Ms. Keys, but now am rethinking my judgement. It scares me to think she wears a necklace of an AK-47 around her neck and thinks Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG could have been great leaders. Next thing she will be making songs about killing cops and women and children. She is another angry black woman who is sputtering nonsense.
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Uthai Originally Answered: So my fav female artist ever Alicia keys has a ghost writer named krucial keys?
I don't think that's news. Krucial Keys is credited as a co-writer or producer on many of her songs so it's not the same as having a ghostwriter. But like NYi said, singers usually have ghostwriters. Alicia Keys probably spends 90% of her time in the studio just trying to perfect certain notes she's singing. She doesn't have the time to write all of her songs while still being able to record them in the studio, do tours and concerts and have a normal life (don't she got like two kids now?). This is part of the reason I'm not angry about Drake, or anyone else, having a ghostwriter. Being a recording artist is so hectic these days. It involves constant work to stay relevant, whether that means doing songs, features, concerts, interviews, special appearances, etc. At some point you either run out of material to write about and you get writer's block, or you simply don't have the time or energy to write your songs yourself. Not to mention sometimes songwriters write songs with a certain singer in mind and then send it to them to record. If you got an email from a songwriter asking you to record an amazing song like "Diamonds" (by Rihanna, but it was written by Sia), would you even care if someone else wrote it? I think it's kinda interesting how you react to this though. The fact that it feels "personal" to you is evidence of how much an artist can affect us. It is a little weird to think that the person who sung a certain lyric didn't come up with it his/herself, especially if they're talking about something that seems to be from their real life. I can understand feeling like you've been lied to, especially when we consider artists to be the most honest, uncompromising people. It helps to take a step back and remember that artists are regular people too; they certainly aren't perfect and they sometimes need help. BQ: Co-sign NYi, although I think Rich B is right about the illiteracy thing but obviously "writing" doesn't necessarily mean putting a pen to paper and physically writing anything.
Uthai Originally Answered: So my fav female artist ever Alicia keys has a ghost writer named krucial keys?
I absolutely love her new album! There's a lot of great songs on it, some upbeat, some slow. The song "Like You'll Never See Me Again" has a lot of real emotion in it, and it's an amazing song! Alicia Keys puts a lot of emotion into her music and that's what makes her songs so breath taking. I also love the song "Teenage Love Affair"! It's very catchy and addicting! Her lyrics to all her songs actually have some meaning and her music can relate to anyone. I like all of the songs on the CD and she's a great artist.

Rodge Rodge
can we really call her an angry black woman. i think maybe she doesnt believe she is excepted by black people so she is saying stuff she thinks we care about. tupac and biggie were no greater than the rappers of today but you don't see the gov killing them. and i guess they were not gangsters who were rapping. gangster rap did exist and the possible great leader tupac was one of them
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Micky Micky
When someone wants a little attention they say something outrageous to get people talking about them.
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Micky Originally Answered: What is the best way to pacify an angry person?
“Effectively Dealing With Anger !” Anger is an inaccurate assessment of reality. Why? Because, by definition, it is based on exaggeration or superimposition of negative qualities. However, when we are angry, we do not “feel” we are exaggerating or superimposing anything. We feel that we are right! In fact, the angry mind seems very clear: “I’m Right, and Your Wrong and you are the one needing to change !!” “Under the Influence of Anger, we select a few negative qualities and form a limited view that we are then reluctant to change. Psychologists speak of a refractory period that accompanies an emotion. During this time, we are closed to any advice or “reasonable” interpretation that contradicts our view. We can neither think clearly about a person or a situation nor accept the other interpretation of it that well-meaning people offer! When the emotion subsides and then we are able to look at the person or the event more clearly, we readily see that anger’s interpretation was inaccurate!! Anger is also inaccurate in its assessment of reality in that it does not perceive a situation in a balanced way, but views it through the distorted picture of “I”, “Me”, “My”, “Mine”. Although we think that the way a situation appears to us is how it really exists out there objectively, when we are angry, we are, in fact, viewing it through our Self-Centeredness. Due to this self-centered view, anything that happens in relation to me {ourselves) seems incredibly important. Ask yourself, are you really happy, when you are angry? The answer is undoubtedly, NO. We may feel a surge of physical energy due to physiological reasons, but emotionally, we feel miserable. Therefore, from our own experiences, we can see that anger does not promote happiness. In addition, we do not communicate well when we are angry. We speak loudly when we’re angry, as if the other person were hard of hearing or we often repeat what we say, as if the person had a bad memory, but this is not communication. Good communication is expressing ourselves in a calm, reasonable, controlled way in which the other person understands. If we raise our voices to another, they usually just simply tune us out. Under the influence of anger, we do not express ourselves as calmly, nor think clearly. Under anger’s sway, we also say and do things that we later regret. Years of trust built with great effort is quickly damaged by just a few moments of uncontrolled anger. In a bout of anger, we treat the people we love most in a way that we would never treat a stranger, saying horribly cruel things, or even possibly striking those whom we love. This harms not only our loved ones, but also ourselves, as we sit aghast as the family we cherish disintegrates. This, in turn, breeds guilt and self-hatred, which immobilizes us and further harms our relationships and ourselves. If we could just tame our anger, such painful consequences would be avoided. And maintaining anger within us fosters resentment, and bitterness. Through the development of Patience, comes Loving-kindness, Compassion and Wisdom. Transforming our attitudes, and our minds through Patience, Tolerance and Compassion we are able to remain internally undisturbed in the face of harm and externally act for the benefit of others. But when we choose to express our anger, our words and deeds hurt others. And expressing our anger does not rid ourselves of the anger. On the contrary, each time we express this hostility, even if it is by beating a pillow or screaming in an empty field, we strengthen the habit of feeling & acting out its unhealthy energy. What happens if one day there is no pillow around to beat, or if there is no empty field in which to scream in, and we are only surrounded by human beings? Also, suppressing anger will damage us mentally or physically, as well. Expressing anger is one extreme and suppressing anger is another extreme. In both cases, the habit of anger remains in one form or another. “Transforming our attitudes and our way of thinking through the cultivation of Patience, Compassion, and tolerance is the answer! ‘It is the ability to remain internally calm and undisturbed in the face of harm, or difficulties’.” Patience does not involve pasting a plastic smile on your face while hatred simmers inside. It involves dissolving the anger-energy inside so that it is no longer there. Then, with a clear mind, we can evaluate various alternatives (while remaining calm and undisturbed) and decide what to say or do to remedy a situation. Mental Calmness gives us the space to evaluate situations clearly and thus to make wise decisions. And this is the foremost advantage of Patience. Patience allow us to live free from guilt, pain, grudges, resentment, and the wish for revenge. Then we are able to communicate effectively with others, and our relationships are peaceful, and more harmonious. Instead of being ripped apart by anger, they are deepened by attentive listening, and kind considerate speech. Training in Patience: The meditation of observing our anger involves quietly paying close attention to the storyline behind anger. We note the blood rushing to our head, our heart pounding, the emotional pain of hurt feelings, disappointment, & unfulfilled expectations. Simply observing these, “but Not reacting to them by clinging to them or pushing them away, we experience them as they are in the present. In doing so, we watch them arise And Cease in their own accord.” Mindfulness is very effective in letting go of Negative emotions. “Techniques in which we re-frame the situation constitute most of this volume, and they fall in the category of Analytical meditation, in which we investigate our thoughts, feeling, and perceptions to discern if they are accurate and beneficial. Changing the way we describe and interpret situations subdue anger because we stop exaggerating and projecting negativities onto people, situations, and objects. In this way, the external event, its meaning, & our position in it appear to us differently, and our anger evaporates.” Meditation on love and compassion (which many do as form of walking meditation) strengthens these positive emotions in our minds, and hearts, which is very beneficial because these emotions act not only as antidotes to anger, but also as measures preventing it from arising. So for some, mindfully observing their Thoughts and emotions allows anger & hatred to subdue naturally, while for others, a more Analytical approach is necessary. Through investigation, we need to see clearly that anger is a distorted state of mind that misapprehends its object {either the person or the situation). For some, it is good to often reflect on the disadvantages of anger in order to make them determined to step back and not blindly indulge in anger. Remember, subduing anger, to cultivate Patience and tolerance properly is a slow and steady process. Don’t expect it to disappear overnight. Reacting in anger is a deeply ingrained habit, & like all habits, it takes time to unlearn. Developing Patience, which the major antidote to anger requires a great deal of determination, effort, and patience. Another way to overcome anger and self-centeredness is to regard our enemy as a friend, who benefits us. How can we see an enemy as a friend? First, by harming us an enemy gives us the opportunity to manifest Patience and tolerance. Think about this, who really gives us the best opportunity to demonstrate patience, compassion, and tolerance? Not our friends, because they are nice to us. It is our enemies. Through having an optimistic attitude, we can clearly see that it is our enemies which help us that infinitely beneficial, wholesome quality of Patience. It is those who harm and offend us that actually give us excellent opportunities to cultivate Patience. *This Patience is the ability to remain internally calm, and undisturbed in the face of harm or difficulties. Through the situations in life which we are faced with, patience and wisdom are cultivated and the anger-energy within us is dissolved, resulting in a stable peace of mind, and happiness.*

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