Maidah Khalid

Maidah Khalid

An 18 year old writer, public speaker and all round free spirit.

Sexist and vulgar: Why is this the music of today?

I’ve always loved music. The sweet tunes of Sufi artists; the purity of Africa’s tribal beats; the melodies of Arabia, and the especially popular Western sounds of the modern world have all impacted me in more ways than I can probably comprehend. The poetic lyrics have left me, on more than one occasion, in complete awe. However, the more I listen to today’s mainstream music – the likes of Kesha, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga – the more disappointed I am left. The lyricists seem hollow, egotistic and vain. I get it cracking like a bad back, b**** talking she ...

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