Why Do I Hate Rap Music?

As Elizabeth Barrett Browning once said, “Let me count the reasons why”.  The lyrics rhyme, but it is not what I would call music, as I only hear noise while the song goes on blah, blah, blah.  Gang bangers demeaning women calling them bitches and whores, but the kids who walk around with their pants hanging off their butt’s, all like the swearing.  The more times the “F” bomb is dropped, the more popular the song becomes.  The lyrics are pure garbage and even David Peel and the Fugs are able to write better stuff.  Any idiot could write a song using a repetitive bass rhythm while avoiding the use of any real music in it.  The emphasis on rhymes becomes tedious, it’s a drag that gets mechanical and mind numbing for me very quickly.  Just about every rap song has the same beat and they all seem to sound the same to me.  Some of the videos are fun and I do like that song from the Wedding Singer ‘Rappers Delight’.

Written for Normal Happenings Daily Inkling prompt- I only hear noise.

11 thoughts on “Why Do I Hate Rap Music?

  1. It is like a lot of things in life and that is too much of anything doesn’t make it better. Everyone thinks they can be a rapper, which very few have any talent. Sir Mix is cool!

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  2. It all translates to who you listen to. The good rap isn’t mainstream. It’s underground. Think of underground Chicago rappers like Noname, Saba, Mick Jenkins and a couple of others. Think of rappers like GRIP, Dave Santan, Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt, Joey Badass and others of that caliber. I don’t think you will find many modern day poets that are on that level.
    So even though you will take your time to hate rap music, I’d advise you to listen to those that I have listed above earlier.

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