Die-hard fan dilemma

Written by Priya Patel

One of the best parts of being an avid music listener is the anticipation of waiting for your favorite artist’s albums to drop. Recently, millions of fans were shocked and pleased when “Da Baby” dropped his newest album KIRK. This album features 13 songs with special tracks including Kevin Gates, Chance the Rapper, Gucci Mane, Migos, Lil Baby and more. The album dropped on September 27, and since then, the internet has been going crazy for it. Many people have been saying that this is his best album ever, and will definitely be in the running for many awards. Even people who do not normally listen to Da Baby voiced their opinions. These pseudo-fans have been praising the rapper’s lyrics and melodies. 

People often times tend to like something or a person because so many others do as well. This “bandwagoning” makes the true fans very upset. This album in particular has inspired many bandwagoners to praise the album, but real Da Baby fans have not been quiet about their irritation. 

This brings up an interesting point about the way people listen to music. Oftentimes, fans like to assert themselves and prove that they know the most about their favorite artists. These superfans get angry and claim others who casually listen to the songs are “fake fans.” This raises a question: should music lovers just like what they like and stop trying to call each other out?

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