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Rap is TERRIBLE. by LunnarEclipse Rap is TERRIBLE. by LunnarEclipse
(This is referencing to gangsta rap, just an fyi)

Rap is not music, simply put. It is second worst, only to dubstep. It is simply a man or a woman saying random words very quickly. The meanings of the songs mainly revolve around the same thing: sex, drugs, women, shootings, and violence.

Rappers cannot sing one song without swearing. (Even if the song is about something decent, they still swear like there's no tomorrow) The amount of abbreviations in their songs is simply painful, and it's a mystery to me how some words can be even deemed: words.

They all look like idiots dressing up in leather, tight clothes, or sagging pants. Putting metal in your teeth as "grillz" makes you look retarted, and the amount of tattoos on your arms and face will not make you look even more "bad-ass". The amount of 'gold' and 'silver' "bling" that you wear, makes you look flashy and it seems that you're trying too hard to get attention.

Barely any of them can sing decent live. It's a mystery to me how so many rappers are this famous, and have these fast fortunes when they are terrible singers. (Live, or even in the studio)

Rap is a terrible genre. What ever happened to simple jazz and soul music? Why isn't that cool anymore?
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SpyroTailz Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Troll... havent heard that real gangsta rap... ignorant
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DJSwiftBeat420 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Rap is simply poetry with a beat to it. It's the lyrics that make you want to not like it.
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BlackMetalBloodCandy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen to this.
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DJSwiftBeat420 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Yay.
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Chilkat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student General Artist
You know what really is terrible? Generalizing.

There are different kinds of rap/hip hop music.
In old-school hip hop, the lyrics focused on partying and having a good time, and had nothing to do with violence, crime, drugs or sex. Disco and funk tracks were frequently sampled, often using live bands. From old school rap emerged East Coast rap and West Coast rap. While West Coast rap is indeed full of aggression, East Coast rap focuses on creativity and playing with words, and it rarely has any swears.

What you described here is gangsta rap (hardcore rap), a subgenre of West Coast rap. It gained popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and became the most profitable subgenre of rap.


This stamp would make sense if it said 'gangsta rap is terrible', but since you're referring to the whole genre, the arguments you used are simply irrelevant. Don't get me wrong, I can see the point you're trying to make, and I agree that it's a painful thing if the vast majority of the lyrics consists of unnecessary swearing. I just think that you shouldn't judge the genre based on one subgenre.
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LunnarEclipse Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
You know what, I can understand where you're coming from. I'm really into the genre of metal, and I do get very annoyed when people generalize the genre. They think that just because a few band are really heavy, sing about more sketchy stuff, that all bands to that. Most of the sub-genres don't. (Like how power metal is a lot lighter, and symphonic metal has a lot of strings and pianos and operatic vocals in it) Would you feel this stamp would have more of an impact/be more relevant if I said in the description that it was talking about gangsta rap?
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Chilkat Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm happy you see my point.
Yeah, the description would make way more sense if you pointed out that you mean the specific subgenre.
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MrAsh96 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
I mainly listen to rap (mainly old school but a lot of modern stuff too), Reggae, and Funk and Blues

Everyone`s entitled to their own opinion I don`t really like dubstep either my friends are huge fans of it so when we ride to the movies or something I have to hear that shit on max 

Not all rappers swear like Will Smith, Tribe Called quest rarely swear, Heavy D, Rakim in his early days didn`t really curse either and MF doom`s madvillian album and  Chamillionaire

It is true that a lot of rappers today rap about Sex or drugs but sometimes you gotta do a little digging besides the shit you  hear on the radio and you can find some really skilled underground rappers 
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giorgakis132 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Metal (Mostly symphonic, gothic), classical, jazz, epic music etc. That's what I listen to... You know, yes I do hate rap, but not all rappers are singing about sex and stuff... They also describe how life is, and that's not by cursing like there's no tommorow... But dubstep? That's a WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLE different story... <del>Like two robots having sex or something...</del>
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LunnarEclipse Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
I listen mainly to symphonic metal as well. I listen to some pop, but mostly from artists people either don't pay attention to, or have never heard of them save for one song that became popular. (Like Florence + the Machine, P!nk, Madonna..) I know not all rappers sing about drugs, sex and hoes, but the majority from this day and age do. Even when trying to show/sing of a good message, it ends up falling flat or just failing altogether. Pfft dubstep...don't even get me started on that garbage. It's incomprehensible to me how it's still relevant.
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giorgakis132 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's very true.
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MGSAlexxx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I like rap, but I don't going to say "Fuck you" or "Go to hell", becouse I know, everybody has his/her option. You don't like rap, I don't like dubstep, and pop. But this right. Everybody have his/her option. ;)
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LunnarEclipse Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I don't like dubstep and most pop either so, we're good, lol.
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MGSAlexxx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Quick lolz. c: XD
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caramel-dixon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like dubstep, but HATE rap. -_-
And to all I've said that to they've either discriminated me or said a lot of things about how dubstep is bad and rap is good, but I don't care.
So please don't hurt me....XD
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LunnarEclipse Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
It's fine. I don't like dubstep, I personally find it just to be rancid noise. Just warping sounds and...I don't even know what.

I hate rap just as much, though. It's always about sex and the singers sound like idiots. (And they even look like idiots! All those tattoos and those dumb amounts of jewelry)

By the way, to go off topic for a second...I just wanna say that I love your icon; it's so cute <3
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caramel-dixon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! Thank you!
And I agree with the rap part. It's always about sex, money, parties, or drugs. Or even drinking. Bleak.
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Ametystical Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right? Actually I think most of the songs that makes success nowadays sucks very much (sorry the bad English xD)
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LunnarEclipse Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Yes, I agree with you. I hardly even listen to the radio anymore because of all the horrid music/songs that the stations play. (Your English is fine, by the way :) )
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Ametystical Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I "can't" listen to the radio anymore too :no:
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ectoqueen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student General Artist
well i mean

i dont like rap either

at all

but im sure there are SOME meaningful rap songs out there

....maybe
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LunnarEclipse Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
The songs might have a decent meaning, but they still swear like there's no damn tomorrow. (They can try to refrain from all the swearing, but I don't think it's possible for them. [rappers])
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ectoqueen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student General Artist
well yeah ok i suppose thats true

though i dont really have a problem with swearing

i just dont like songs with no real meaning other than "hey i want to fuck you with this giant wad of cash in my hand while i drink until i pass out"
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LunnarEclipse Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
I don't either, but that amount of crudeness in their songs and videos is very disgusting, and distastful.
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ectoqueen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student General Artist
true

i agree
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ChoadTickler Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
There are a select few old rap groups/rappers I enjoy, but rap in it's current state is horrid.
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LunnarEclipse Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Me too. I can stand Mary J, and Lil' Kim, but that's about it. The current rap these days is just awful. I can't understand how so many people can enjoy listening to it.
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ChoadTickler Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Brainwashing

that is my theory
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LunnarEclipse Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Haha it would seem to fit.
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xZDisturbedZx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should run for president!
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LunnarEclipse Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Haha thanks XD
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xZDisturbedZx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okay ;D

If I lived in the states I would vote for ya! XD
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LunnarEclipse Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
YAY! I is popular XD
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xZDisturbedZx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You bet your ass you are!
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Ketsuzoku Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree!
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LunnarEclipse Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Thanks!
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Ketsuzoku Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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