(08-02-2012 09:30 PM)Kman Wrote:
Quote:I personally don't give a damn how big your yacht is, or how many bitches you have, or how many caps your pop in my ass, or how much weed you smoke a day. I also don't give a damn if you grew up in "da hood", and that mommy and daddy weren't around enough in your life. We get it. One or even two songs is fine. But when it's every fucking song, it gets old.
Quote:Like it or not, this is the face of rap.
See this is what I have a problem with. You're making a massive assumption here without even knowing the genre. You said that you just don't like rap, period, and while I still find it a little rediculous to reject an entire genre of music, I can except that... Yet the way you're describing it it really doesn't sound like you know anything about the genre and are just coming to conclusions based on little evidence. Sure, if you jut turn on the radio that's all you're going to hear, but it's a way more diverse genre if you dive further into it. All I'm saying is you can't claim that "you know the face of a genre" when you refuse to listen to anything other than the mainstream crap.
Sure I can. The face of the genre is the one that is the most abundant and praised by the masses. I've had more than my share of friends and associates that listened to rap almost exclusively, and this is the garbage they enjoyed. Don't tell me I can't dismiss the genre when 1) I can't stand the "music" style of 70% bass and 30% stolen hooks from other music, and 2) can't stand the culture that breeds it.
After putting up with it for 15 years, I can safely and honestly say that it is a very narrow-minded form of music and it breeds further idiocy. Underground "artists" are underground for a reason, and are not the norm.
Then again, I am speaking purely of the North American form of rap. If you're talking about J-Pop rap, or European rap, then I can't comment on that at all. I still can't stand the style of music, regardless of the lyrical content or what language it's in.
(08-02-2012 09:46 PM)andyrockin123 Wrote: Kman is correct.
Imo every genre is good, it just depends on how willing you are to actually look into it instead of making hasty generalizations. People hear Justin Beiber, then they think all pop is bad. People listen to Lil' Wayne, then they think all rap is bad. Big record labels are just milking all the profit they can from these people, then they'll be gone in a few years, only to be replaced by more "talented" artists.
I'm not a big rap/hip-hop fan, but if you think all it's about is drugs/women/money, then you haven't taken enough time to look into it.
When the top artists of a genre write music about only a couple very specific things, and it permeates the culture, then I don't need to look all that deep.
I've hated pop music long before that douchebag Justin Beiber was even a sperm in his daddy's sack. I've hated rap long before Lil' Wayne was talking about how much "bling" he has.
Again, you people are assuming I've spent 5 minutes listening to MTV and made my opinion. Sorry, but 20 of my 30 years on this planet has been submerged in the rap culture(unwillingly, I assure you), and I've seen all it has to offer.