Rap Music: Love, Loathe, Indifferent?

Rap Music: Love, Loathe, Indifferent?

yummyinmytummy yummyinmytummy
I know a lot of people view rap music as an art form (poetry to a beat) and think it's a valid outlet for people who might not otherwise be given a voice.

I know others who think that it's a misogynistic shallow music that glorifies violence and materialism.

How do you feel about rap? Do you listen but get offended/don't listen but aren't offended/love it/hate it...?
07/29/2012
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married with children married with children
it all depends on what they are rapping about as to if I like it or not. I have a large collection of rap music.
07/31/2012
hanjonatan hanjonatan
saying that "rap is misogynistic shallow music that glorifies violence and materialism" only betrays complete ignorance of the genre.

i like it. obviously.
08/01/2012
Vii Vii
I like raps with clever rhymes or puns. The message being conveyed is important to me as well.
08/01/2012
Phoenix67 Phoenix67
Rap can be beautiful when it's actually about something. When it has meaning and passion, I love it, probably my favorite art form. But all this junk they play on the radio that's just about sex, violence, drinking, and drugs is just so...eh. Anyone can write about that, and it doesn't mean anything. Make it mean something. And then I'll respect the hell out of you because good rap isn't easy to create.
08/01/2012
FallFire FallFire
Quote:
Originally posted by Vii
I like raps with clever rhymes or puns. The message being conveyed is important to me as well.
I agree. I'm often impressed with the intelligence that goes in to some rap music (notice I say "some"). If it has a good beat and isn't riddled with profanity and grotesque imagery, I'm all about some rap music!
08/01/2012
sweetiejo sweetiejo
It fully depends on each individual rap song, whether or not I dislike the song. Some songs I love and find them to be very well written and have very good meanings to them. While others I would like to claw out the eyes of the singer who thought it would be a good song.
08/01/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I can't stand it. It's not evenly remotely music as far as I'm concerned, it's just a bad string of rhymes set to a rudimentary beat.
08/01/2012
TiffyPixie TiffyPixie
Older rap is great and I only like a few new ones. Most of the newer rap sucks in my opinion. I like to stick to my rock.
08/01/2012
Beck Beck
I really dislike rap. It's not my genre at all. I love rock and heavy metal. Rap has never been my thing.
08/01/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Saying a great deal of rap "misogynistic shallow music that glorifies violence and materialism" but to say rap is categorically so is to assume it is some how a defining point of the genre. This is no more true then saying TV dramas are misogynistic shallow programs that glorifies violence and materialism.

Also it often not really about misogyny, violence or materialism. What it more often about is seeing those things presented in a way that is not approved by "tradition" Americana. Misogyny for example if expressed by a rich white men in suites you have a Aaron Sorkin drama on premium cable, if a black mam in bling expresses it that is when it is a threat to society.

I'm finishing a class on Sex, Gender, Ethnicity and Hip Hop so I could go on for hours about this. But to keep it short modern Hip Hop culture is a very problematic culture but so is the rest of mainstream American culture The key to fixing both is to movie to a more critical analysis of both.
08/01/2012
CaliGirl CaliGirl
I love it
08/01/2012
HB042 HB042
I love Public Enemy and Tupac. Warren G and Nate Dogg's "Regulate" makes me smile and think about how much I hated all of it in high school. My musical taste runs the gamut, centering mainly on indie folk and stoner rock, but it was a very Cher in Clueless "I love Josh! " moment when I came to the realization that I truly DO love Public Enemy.
08/01/2012
Noelle Noelle
Quote:
Originally posted by yummyinmytummy
I know a lot of people view rap music as an art form (poetry to a beat) and think it's a valid outlet for people who might not otherwise be given a voice.

I know others who think that it's a misogynistic shallow music that glorifies ...
Loathe, but not offended.
08/01/2012
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Can't stand it. And I am put-off by a lot of it. Especially the violent and sexist stuff.
08/04/2012
Experiment Experiment
I dislike stuff like Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj because I think it just doesn't take a lot of talent.

But when I listen to Atmosphere I am just mesmerized by how amazing it is
08/13/2012
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