I Can't Decide If Greg Hardy (Yes, That Greg Hardy) Putting Out A Rap Album Is A Good Or Bad Idea
When you have been in the news for the last year for beating your girl senseless, threatening to kill her, and launching her on top of a pile of guns it's general pretty smart to stay out of the public eye. Nothing will remind people how much they hate you faster than seeing you flex shirtless on an album cover. Society has a short memory span. Probably not short enough to ever stop associating you with beating women without remorse, but short nonetheless. It's possible to move on with your career after scathing allegations of the most despicable of crimes. However, if you refrain from jumping right back into front of a national spotlight, it makes it way easier to just think of you as a football player and not a morally deprived scumbag.
If you are Greg Hardy you are pretty much a domestic abuser forever. The fact that he used to an Pro Bowl defensive end has already gone by the way side. He's just the guy that took what Ray Rice did and doubled down on it. Until he gets back on the field again and can attempt to make us think of him as a formidable pass rusher he will always just be the coward that hits females. That is, unless, he puts out the worst rap album of all time. The only way to take attention away from how bad of a person you are is to have them focus that attention on how bad of a rapper you are. Let's be honest. At this point in time, a couple million people laughing AT Greg Hardy is far better than what he has been experiencing. Nothing will lighten a mood faster than some good old fashioned terrible hip-hop from a self indulgent athlete. Just ask Ron Artest. People thought he was strictly a goon until he put out a rap album and started changing his name to unattainable societal goals twice a week. Yeah, he was still a goon, but he was a goon you could get a laugh out of from time to time. If bad melodies, terrible punchlines, and a lack of any musical 'ear' whatsoever are enough to make us smile and forget, for even a second, that Greg Hardy is a repulsive human being then this album should be considered a personal 'success'.
I can't believe I am saying this but I think I actually convinced myself that this album is a good idea. Honestly, I think I am just impressed by the amount of social blindness it took for more than one person to approve it's release. That, and I am also extremely intrigued by the content. If your music isn't going to be good, it better be so bad that it's memorable. I don't think Hardy will have too tough of a time reaching such shallow expectations.
P.S. Poor DJ Many. Stuck producing a Greg Hardy album. Must be hard out there for a pimp...
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