The newest music genre out there termed Tumblr-Wave is sure to make many grown ups out there give up entirely on trying to stay hip to what their kids are Listening to. Tumblr-Wave is so named since its lyrics resemble a microblog such as the ones found on the popular website Tumblr. It’s a mixture of rap and electronic music created by teenagers on Youtube. These music videos contain many references to pop culture and are generally titled to draw in as many clicks as possible, with such titles as “Ok Cupid” and “Justin Bieber” used for movies by a recently popular artist known as Kitty Pryde (no relation to the X-Men personality).
Tumblr-Wave has received some criticism from parents over the lyrics of a number of of the artists. These lyrics range from cancerous to somewhat explicit, making use of references to snorting capsules and consuming beer in the bedroom of the performers who are usually not even legal age for such activities. This has induced some parents to become concerned over what their own youngsters are watching. Some parents are unquestionably concerned about their own youngsters trying their hand at Tumblr-Wave, since the content of specific explicit movies could be found by future employers, college admissions committees, and others who would have a hand in a teenager’s future.
evaluations of this new genre are mixed. Many consider it an attempt by
teenagers to receive attention by becoming a “meme,” or an internet celebrity who gains fame by doing something embarrassing or unintentionally humorous in some other way. other individuals are dismissing the genre entirely as a short-lived fad and feel that Tumblr-Wave will be nonexistent by the end of the year. A popular internet magazine has labeled the genre “reblog rap,” but praises it for being self-aware and reflective of the youthful generation in particular as it appears on Youtube.
Only time will tell if Tumblr-Wave makes its way to the car radio or tops the popular music charts, but it’s particularly receiving a nod from the internet crowd.