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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Random Wednesday Conversation Starter

Rap music: yay or nay?

11 comments:

Lynn said...

NAY. But I've gotten used to it enough that I no longer desperately want to eliminate all rap from the planet like I did for years and years. It's not easy but I'm finally able to live and let live.

Tayna L said...

Five words, and yet the answer can be so complicated.

Kal said...

Pure rap is junk and a waste. Everything sounds the same. However, when you mix rap vibes with other styles of music you can do amazing songs. But guys dressed in their matching pjs telling me to put my hands in the air and wave em like I just don't care can suck it. Plus anyone that doesn't play an instrument can't call themselves an artist.

Michael May said...

Like any genre of music, it depends on the quality of the song: the rhythm, the lyrics, the skill of the artist, all that stuff. There's rap that I really enjoy (though that's usually fused with other genres) and rap I can't stand.

LC Scotty said...

Like Country-small doses of the right artists/songs.

jason said...

Absolute NAY. I hate to sound like the old curmudgeons who called early rock music "noise," but I seem to be repelled by this overall sound of this genre on a molecular level. After 30 years, it's pretty obvious that it's here to stay in one form or another, but it will never speak to me personally.

Glenn Whidden said...

Not really my cup of tea.

Ben Varkentine said...

Nay, but with a handful of (almost exclusively old school) exceptions.

Chicago Erratic said...

Some yay some nay. Bad message often gets a "nay" (unless, sadly, I'm completely addicted to the sound. Curse you, Kanye West!!!)

Kelly Sedinger said...

I tend to agree with most here. I admit, and even admire, the artistry involved in producing rap music; the use of language can be pretty damned amazing at times. But, in general, as pure listening, rap is almost never my thing.

Roger Owen Green said...

It depends. I liked early rap with its mission of social justice. There was a lot of misogynist or just ugly stuff that I despised, rather how I felt about heavy metal. And they're so often stealing riffs from other songs that it makes me go crazy - "what's that from?"