What's up with Arabic music and songs nowadays? Watching mazika or music plus nowadays is more like watching soft porn with irritating music in the background.
It seems now that all arabic music is only about looking good on the screen, having half-naked women dancing around (with a couple of zoom in shots to entice the viewers), with a repetitive beat in the background just to keep things moving.
Now don't get me wrong, I have nothing against pop music. In fact, I think it plays an important part in exposing Arabic music to the outside world as is evident now, with people in Iran, Turky and even Europe listening to it. It is also quite entertaining in parties and 7aflat. I also definitely do not have any problem with scantily dressed women dancing for me in a seductive manner. But for 99.9% of the music to be tacky poppy crap? All of Arabic music nowadays has become what is known an 6arab and mu6rebeen (entertainment), fan and mughaniyeen is hard to come by. Is it too much to ask, to have a women shaking her breasts while having a good voice at the same time. Is too much to ask to have women wiggling their behinds AND have a good tune in the background?
Is it right for someone in my age to end up listening to Um Kulthoum and Feiruz? Before, Arabic music used to pride itself on having proper musicians such as Mohammed Abdul Wahab and Fareed Al Atrash. Look at Abdulhallem Hafeth: he was able to combine perfectly the act of singing poppy songs while also having a good tune and a good voice. Why can't we replicate that? Why are we left with crappy ripoffs of the Ketchup song?
I find it actually pretty embarassing seeing singers who look just about as good looking as a monkey, having a big gut and about four hairs on their head, and they are dressing up extravagantly, strutting around in Casanova poses, pretending to give away enticing gestures, surrounded by beautiful girls, thinking they are god's gift to women. Little do they know that if they did approach a woman in real life, they would probably be spat at, punched in their big fat belly, and have a 12-inch heel shoved up their mouth. It's amazing what a bit of fame can do to one's ego. Honestly, I feel like I'm watching one of these sarcastic sketch comedies that make fun of celebrities. Fat hairy bald guys surrounded by adoring beautiful women.
I really do think it is ripe time for small music labels to support alternative singers and bands with real talent, as people are soon going to demand quality music. There is always a market for pop music, but it also creates a market for other types of music, and this is the right time for it to emerge. The perfect video clip will also be one that takes the piss out of the current repititve genre of video clips.Imagine a video clip where someone has a beautiful hayfa wahbi lookalike dancing around when suddenly her fake nose falls off (a la eminem) or her fake breast falls from its position (which apparently actually happened on a plane).