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What happened to music? Rap sucks!

Okay this has been annoying me for a while. First off, before I say anything, let me say this: rap rhymes with crap for a reason. IT SUCKS! Okay? Okay.

But I mean really, songs these days are just describing a sex scene with a beat. "I wanna take a ride on your disco stick?" That's not music. That's porn.

Artists these days don't need any talent! What's up with that? The stupid rap and pop people just talk their songs and put a repetitive simple drum behind it. Think about the famous names: The Beatles, The Who, Elvis....What do they all have in common? THEY ALL HAVE FREAKIN TALENT! Kanye and Gaga and Flo Rida and Sean Kingston are...well...they're not about to become classics. And no one plays their instruments anymore. What's wrong with a guitar? The Beatles with their awesome drums and Paul with his crazy backwards guitar...ahh! Then you look at the rappers in the studio and their music is coming out of a giant keyboard or machine. Stupid technology.

Songs have no meaning anymore. They say random words that rhyme and hypnotize youngsters to like them! Look at the song "Boom Boom Pow" by the black eyed peas. I still don't understand what it even means. "Digital spit next level visual" WTF?! And what kind of insturment would make the kind of noice they are "singing" to?! I don't get what attracts people to this music...ugh!

Now I'm not gonna lie, I liten to pop and hip hop. But...what am I supposed to do? All my friends like it for some reason and it's the only thing on the radio. Stupid.

Some srtists are okay, like Taylor Swift (whose songs have meaning) and Boys like girls (who can actually play an instrument) but, really, music has gone downhill.


So let's compare. Which is better, stupid mainstream trash like this?





Or classic meaningful music like this?






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  • Requiem 2013/01/02 14:59:05
    Requiem
    +12
    You don't know what to listen? i recommend some of this, Siren by Theatre of Tragedy or In Heavven's Island by On Thorns I Lay ... or if you want to rock out See You in Hell My Friend by Grim Reaper ... I agree that youngsters are being influenced by those crap called ''hip-hop'' or ''pop'' ...

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  • Subhankar Das 2013/07/16 03:50:38
    Subhankar Das
    +1
    Though I am not quite a fan of classical music but I really hate the musical genre called rap.The whole rap genre is just mindless and complete waste generated by so called mainstream musicians and so is pop.If you really want to hear some good music try bands like Slayer,Sadus,Morbid Saint,Sodom and Demolition Hammer..
  • The CarMan 2013/02/13 22:56:19
    The CarMan
    +3
    There are hundreds of years of music just waiting for you to explore ... it's collectively known as classical. Unfortunately too many people know little to nothing about it and thus regard it as stuffy, snobbish, etc. ---- and couldn't be more wrong. You want tallent? You'll find all you can handle there and more. More styles, categories and instrumentations that no pop, rock or hip-hop group can touch. Enjoy!
  • Ben Graeff 2013/01/23 02:30:27
    Ben Graeff
    +3
    Rap sucks...https://www.youtube.c...
  • Requiem 2013/01/02 14:59:05
    Requiem
    +12
    You don't know what to listen? i recommend some of this, Siren by Theatre of Tragedy or In Heavven's Island by On Thorns I Lay ... or if you want to rock out See You in Hell My Friend by Grim Reaper ... I agree that youngsters are being influenced by those crap called ''hip-hop'' or ''pop'' ...
  • adeenmckenziekennedy 2012/11/23 04:17:12
  • raghav1998 2012/08/27 11:26:42
    raghav1998
    +1
    people who say that rap is for the uneducated sdfu pls. well educated people also listen to rap.u being educated does not giv u >online cool guy ONLY< to make fun of a style of music juz cuz ur not educated enough 2 understand it=}
  • raghav1998 2012/08/27 11:22:52
    raghav1998
    +1
    Rap haters are people who can't keep up with the lyrics. go ahead and blame your slow brains on a form of music. keep on raging =] hahah and yuvraj dats gud stuff =]
  • Subhank... raghav1998 2013/07/16 03:33:58
  • mazzini 2012/08/09 23:54:12
  • sregnor@aol.com 2011/12/31 19:09:57
    sregnor@aol.com
    +2
    um the "classic meanful " have been copyright
    its a new genoration, get used to it
    ps. didnt your mom and dad say the exact thing to you about the betals or elvas or whatever the hell you old people worshiped
  • John 2011/07/08 20:53:22
  • ШепардХоанг 2011/03/14 01:31:51
    ШепардХоанг
    +1
    WHAT HAPPEND TO TEH GOOD MUSIC VIDEO,THEY ALL BEEN DELETED
    WTF MAN, PEOPLE HATE GOOD MUSIC THAT MUCH THESE DAY?
  • LoganRobertLongacre 2010/12/07 02:46:02
    LoganRobertLongacre
    +2
    I agree. Rap iis horrid. I have nightmares about it. Rap and pop parodies are quite funny, though. I'm well educated because I don't listen to rap or pop.
  • MarkGol... LoganRo... 2010/12/29 12:07:23
    MarkGoldstein
    +4
    "I'm well-educated because I don't listen to rap."

    I sort of resent blanket statements of this nature. I am a huge fan of hip-hop music (true hip-hop... Immortal Technique, Nas, Mos Def, etc.) I would like to think I'm well-educated... I have a college degree and I work for the government. Much of alternative and underground hip-hop music is well-suited towards the intellectual.
  • RS14 MarkGol... 2012/01/02 18:41:34
    RS14
    +1
    hahahahahahahaha!!! Yeah right!!!
  • KevinM.Becker 2010/07/10 20:58:35
    KevinM.Becker
    +2
    Songs back in the 70's had talent and meaning plus great ryhme. The rap music today is designed to through pride and submits multitude into control through fear. Soon all those that follow it will be part of the mass destruction and so you can see where the real designs of the music comes from. Scary indeed, god help us all before it is too late.
  • Monica20 2010/06/22 21:42:30
    Monica20
    +2
    Has anyone ever heard of The Roots? Some of you here complain about technology making all the beats. The Roots are a hip-hop group that pioneered live music in hip-hop!
  • Inusan 2010/06/18 13:30:25
  • Dave C 2010/04/26 05:08:03 (edited)
    Dave C
    +3
    Hip Hop (rap is the rhymes, hip hop is the genre) is by its nature repetitive, beats being loops and all. But once you get past that, the producers who dig up the obscure hooks and riffs and make beats, thats what makes hip hop awesome, "crate diggers" I think they call them, like Dj Shadow and Kno and Stoupe and Premier. FloRida using the insanely catchy "Blue da-ba-dee whatever" riff is about as low as production gets, imo. Get into good hip hop and your mind will change: Atmosphere, KRS-One, Gang Starr, Cunninlynguists, CYNE (if you want meangingful lyrics listen to "arrow of god"), Big L, Jedi Mind Tricks, Wu-Tang, Mos Def, A Tribe Called Quest. Old school stuff like De la Soul (deep lyrics), Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, the list goes on and on, if you know where to look. Good producers are most certainly talented...are you aware that Dr. Dre has live instruments re-play the riffs he wants so he has more control..its not him playing, but he is in control. Its not more or less than the Beatles, it's just different. As for the lyrics, the good artists' songs are metaphor after metaphor, its actually fun to think and figure out what theyre talking about. And the ones who freestyle...I'd like to see anyone, anyone try to freestyle more than 4 lines...that stuff takes a ton of talent...







    Hip Hop (rap is the rhymes, hip hop is the genre) is by its nature repetitive, beats being loops and all. But once you get past that, the producers who dig up the obscure hooks and riffs and make beats, thats what makes hip hop awesome, "crate diggers" I think they call them, like Dj Shadow and Kno and Stoupe and Premier. FloRida using the insanely catchy "Blue da-ba-dee whatever" riff is about as low as production gets, imo. Get into good hip hop and your mind will change: Atmosphere, KRS-One, Gang Starr, Cunninlynguists, CYNE (if you want meangingful lyrics listen to "arrow of god"), Big L, Jedi Mind Tricks, Wu-Tang, Mos Def, A Tribe Called Quest. Old school stuff like De la Soul (deep lyrics), Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, the list goes on and on, if you know where to look. Good producers are most certainly talented...are you aware that Dr. Dre has live instruments re-play the riffs he wants so he has more control..its not him playing, but he is in control. Its not more or less than the Beatles, it's just different. As for the lyrics, the good artists' songs are metaphor after metaphor, its actually fun to think and figure out what theyre talking about. And the ones who freestyle...I'd like to see anyone, anyone try to freestyle more than 4 lines...that stuff takes a ton of talent too. Most of the mainstream lyrics are, like some else said.."dat ass, look at ma' chainz." Not good hip hop...though good hip hop often has content that I would guess most of you would object to.

    I used to hate hate hate "rap" and immediately discredited it, then in college I heard "seasons", "lynguistics" and "old school" by cunninlynguists, they got me into RJD2, and now 2/3 of what I listen to is hip hop. (smart/clever lyrics in seasons and old school, as well)

    BTW if you dont know Biggie and Tupac, you probably shouldnt be commenting on hip hop ;p

    edit: and black eyed peas suck. This is real hip hop, a great jazzy sax riff that Pete Rock turned into an awesome beat with meaningful lyrics: T.R.O.Y.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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  • blackst... Dave C 2010/05/25 05:21:35
    blackstrat6897
    +3
    He does not mean hip hop generally, go to rolling stone.com and look at the top ten list, some one the artists up there don't even have talent or anything they are just doing it for cash. Its dumb.

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