The newest music genre out there termed Tumblr-Wave is sure to make many adults out there give up entirely on trying to stay hip to what their kids are listening to. Tumblr-Wave is so named simply because its lyrics look like 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 presses 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 character).
Tumblr-Wave has acquired some criticism from parents over the lyrics of a number of of the artists. These lyrics range from benign to somewhat explicit, utilizing references to snorting pills and drinking 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 young children are watching. Some parents are unquestionably concerned about their own children trying their hand at Tumblr-Wave, since the content of sure explicit videos could be found by future employers, college admissions committees, and others who would have a hand in a teenager’s future.
critiques of this new genre are mixed. Many consider it an attempt by
youngsters 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 folks are dismissing the genre entirely as a short-lived fad and consider 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 becoming self-aware and reflective of the youthful generation specifically 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 specificly getting a nod from the internet crowd.