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Is Professor Green this generation's answer to John Lennon?

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    Don't compare Professor Green to John Lennon ever again. EVER. You are the cancer in today's music industry.
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    I would say the like of Noel Gallagher or Amy Winehouse are this generations John Lennon...Good quality music
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    (Original post by from rush hour with love)
    Bieber is North American, so of course he is going to get played in the US as he is a homegrown artist.

    Just like how over here the radio stations force rubbish like Mumford & Sons upon us.
    He's Canadian.

    Edit:There's a difference between nationality and geography. Just because he was born in the North American continent doesn't mean his nationality is North American. He is Canadian. Likewise, just because I was born in England which is in the Euopean continent doesn't mean that I consider myself French or German etc. He has a canadian passport, he is Canadian, not American.
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    (Original post by somethingbeautiful)
    He's Canadian.
    Canada is part of the North American continent.
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    Let us compare the choruses of one of each of their well known songs.

    Jungle - Prof. Green:

    It's wild round 'ere, you don't wanna spend a night round 'ere.
    When your out here in this jungle, aint nothing nice round 'ere, troubles what you find round 'ere.
    When your out here in this jungle, in this jungle.
    Your always caught in this struggle, in this jungle .
    But you keep asking for trouble, you love? You love when trouble comes your way, your way, your way.


    Imagine - John Lennon:

    You, you may say
    I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
    I hope some day you'll join us
    And the world will be as one


    Please crawl back to your hole. Not that I'm a huge John Lennon fan anyway, but it is clear for all of the sane people left in the world to see that some moron who has spent 15 minutes in the spot light has got nothing on JL.

    Led Zeppelin's where it's at anyway
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    (Original post by from rush hour with love)
    No, but in terms of musical ability I don't see much difference between Lennon and the Prof. If anything, the Prof is more talented. Listening to his latest album recently reminded me of the first time I heard the White Album.

    Although personally I see Chipmunk and Example as better prospects, I can't wait until America gets to hear their talents.
    mmm, lead paint. :yum:
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    (Original post by Point!)
    Let us compare the choruses of one of each of their well known songs.

    Jungle - Prof. Green:

    It's wild round 'ere, you don't wanna spend a night round 'ere.
    When your out here in this jungle, aint nothing nice round 'ere, troubles what you find round 'ere.
    When your out here in this jungle, in this jungle.
    Your always caught in this struggle, in this jungle .
    But you keep asking for trouble, you love? You love when trouble comes your way, your way, your way.


    Imagine - John Lennon:

    You, you may say
    I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
    I hope some day you'll join us
    And the world will be as one


    Please crawl back to your hole. Not that I'm a huge John Lennon fan anyway, but it is clear for all of the sane people left in the world to see that some moron who has spent 15 minutes in the spot light has got nothing on JL.

    Led Zeppelin's where it's at anyway
    Lennon rhymed "one" with "one". Groundbreaking stuff.
    How does that demonstrate that he has superior musical ability to Professor Green?
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    He's Canadian.
    The fact that you think Canada is not part of the North American continent means that you are in no position to criticise my arguments. This is Key Stage 1 Geography stuff.
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    (Original post by Point!)
    Led Zeppelin's where it's at anyway
    Amen, fellow Zeppelin fan

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    (Original post by from rush hour with love)
    Lennon rhymed "one" with "one". Groundbreaking stuff.
    How does that demonstrate that he has superior musical ability to Professor Green?
    Wow...I hope you're trolling.
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    (Original post by from rush hour with love)
    Lennon rhymed "one" with "one". Groundbreaking stuff.
    How does that demonstrate that he has superior musical ability to Professor Green?
    It doesn't. The point I am trying to make in my post is that there is a huge difference between the amount of thought and subtlety to their respective lyrics.
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    (Original post by from rush hour with love)
    Lennon rhymed "one" with "one". Groundbreaking stuff.
    How does that demonstrate that he has superior musical ability to Professor Green?
    Only idiots believe that lyrics are about rhyming :facepalm:
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    (Original post by Luhar)
    Ermm..no...
    The best bit about your post is that it looks like all 4 Beatles in your signature are looking disapproving just because of the OP
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    Regardless of what I think of his music, this is a ridiculous claim. Lennon achieved so much over such a long period of time that there's no way you could compare the two until we see Prof Green stick around for another ten years.
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    Made me laugh

    7/10 for effort.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    He's Canadian.

    :facepalm:
    PRSOM.

    One does not simply insult Mumford & Sons.
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    Not sure if troll or... *squints*
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    (Original post by Point!)
    It doesn't. The point I am trying to make in my post is that there is a huge difference between the amount of thought and subtlety to their respective lyrics.
    There you go. You are unable to demonstrate that Lennon is a superior musician to Green.

    Yes, there is a huge difference between the amount of thought and subtlety to their respective lyrics.

    In "Jungle", Green is referring to the hardship involved in growing up in a poor, deprived community. Real problems affecting real people, drawing the attention of listeners to their plight.

    In "Imagine", Lennon is spouting some idealistic BS about world peace. Does he refer to any specific conflicts, drawing the attention to the plight of those iinvolved? No.
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    (Original post by from rush hour with love)
    The fact that you think Canada is not part of the North American continent means that you are in no position to criticise my arguments. This is Key Stage 1 Geography stuff.
    I never said it wasn't, I was contesting how you were saying he did well in the United States because he was a "home grown artist", when he isn't. Canada is part of North America, but it is not part of the united states. This is also key stage one geography stuff.
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    I don't see why anyone has to try and become the 'new John Lennon'. He's dead and gone, there's no filling the void.

    I may not appreciate Professor Green's music, but no one deserves to be put on such a pedestal so early on in their career. Besides, if you have to compare the two, you will see they are completely different in every way.

    So no, he is not this generation's answer to John Lennon. Nor will anyone ever be. Not because John Lennon is the pinnacle of musical greatness but because THERE'S NO POINT TRYING TO REPLACE HIM. Let's just concentrate on appreciating music. Please?

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