I work in the arts. And, I hate his music. But, I never disregard a catharsis held by any other person. Artistic feelings are the most human, the most beautiful part of what we are. I haven't listened to pop music in 20 years, but that is not my style.
You say he believes in Satan, I cannot say either way. I've never listened to his lyrics. But, there are people who rap about Jesus - I've had them on my stage. Personally, I don't think either Jesus or Satan exist, so I'm probably not a good source.
The same has been said about dozens of artists for a long time. At first, rock & roll was evil and about Satan, then Motown, then Alice Cooper & Black Sabbath, then Motley Crew, then Madonna, then Marilyn Manson...on and on. It is really about the music industry tapping into the nonconformists, the individualists, not the sheep - kind of like the Ron Paul movement.
"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain
Want DP delivered to your inbox daily? Subscribe here: