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You can now listen to online radio for the greatest music choices as much as you want. There are a number of online music stations that will give you a lot of great numbers for free and if you want, there are also some to which you can subscribe to for a small fee and get the best out of them. The good thing is that if you are a fan of online radio, you will not only get the greatest music selection but you will also get the breaking news just as they happen. If you think that the normal radio is fast in bringing you live broadcast, then you should try online radio that gives you the news as they happen.

You can request to listen to any type of music that you want in online radio stations. With just a set of powerful headphones or a speaker connected to the computer and piano keyboard , you will be on your way to as blissful a session of cool music as you would like any time. The good thing is that there are so many online radio stations such that you will be spoiled for choice, to say the least. With the online radio presenting the top ten radio stations in the country, you can be assured of getting only the latest music and the top hits any time.

With your PC and internet connection, you can listen to online radio wherever you are. You do not need any special equipment such as piano keyboard to do it. Within a few mouse clicks, you will be on your way to the greatest hits. Online music stations are continually on the rise where they have managed to bring people a selection of music, just as diverse as their tastes are. If you want hip-hop, gospel, country music, soul, you name it, and you will get it here. The good thing is that whatever you want, you will be well catered for.

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Music and music videos have evolved so much within the last decade. One of the most important changes has occurred in the way that people view videos. There’s a lot of be said for all of the new technology that has surfaced for music lovers. People watch music videos on cell phones, laptops, and iPads. This is part of the changing evolution of digital technology.

It did not take a long time for videos to catch up with the digital movement that has taken place by way of the internet. Music has been heard, shared, and stored on the internet for years. It became such a big deal for music lovers to share and have access to large music collections at any given time. Videos had to follow sooner or later.

It happened very much sooner. Videos have changed along with MP3 music technology that has progressed. This has happened primarily because many stations like MTV, CMT, and BET have changed their formats. These stations were previously heavily video-based channels. This has changed as reality television shows have emerged and become more popular. Videos have taken a backseat on the channels that are primarily known for videos.

The result of all of this has brought music videos to a new platform. The web is now the place where sites like You Tube have become the mainstream sites for music videos. People can watch from their smart phones and select the videos that they desire at any given time. This has enticed more and more people who want to watch music videos online.

This growing trend has also led to a greater number of singles from one album. Two decades ago an album containing an average of 8 tracks would yield around 3 videos. A 10 track album today may possibly yield 5 or 6 videos.

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Eminem on His Plight as a White Man

In his 60 Minutes interview with Anderson Cooper last year, Eminem talked at length about his titanic comeback following drug abuse and time away from the spotlight. The interview was supposed to be a look into Eminem’s re-found astronomical success and relevance. And it was, until the rapper made a comment that surely gave many pause: that the labels “homophobic” and “misogynistic” often attached to his music by critics would have been overlooked entirely if he had been black.

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Talk about a loaded answer. The man who has been scrutinized for his skin color and referred to by his worst detractors as “hip-hop’s Elvis” using the defense that if he had been black, he would have gotten away with it. That’s certainly a new one there, coming from an unlikely source. Make no mistake, Eminem is one of the most talented artists of his generation from any genre, but there has been great debate as to whether he would have achieved the same level of popularity had he not been white—and if his remarks would have resonated with the same controversy, or caused more, so much more that he never would have achieved even a sliver of his current success.

It is very true, however, that it is more of a norm for black rappers to discuss misogynistic themes. It is extremely prevalent in much of popular rap. Artists boast about their lack of respect for women, and even go so far as to champion the merits of pimping and even violence towards the fairer sex. There is frequent use of the derogatory terms “b*****s” and “h**s,” and most backlash has been squashed long ago. There is some homophobia as well, with tough guy rappers deriding the competition as “gay” or “f*****s.”

That said, Eminem received so much attention because he took these themes even further. He rhymed about brutally killing his then-wife, Kim, on several songs. He openly and bluntly spoke out against homosexuality. Violence and violent thoughts are prevalent throughout his albums. He claims his Slim Shady persona is a joke, meant to be over-the-top, and it is. But to blatantly stir controversy talking about violence towards women and gays, and turning it into unparalleled success, seems coldly calculated. The fact is, he is a pop star, one embraced by people who do not listen to rap. And he did so by being controversially misogynistic and homophobic, as well as an amazing rapper. That to me makes the race card seem completely out of place.

Edward Stern is a guest blogger for My Dog Ate My Blog and a writer for the Guide to Online Schools. Check out the site for a list of online schools.