Rap's Influence on Today's Youth

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    Rap's Influence on Today's Youth

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    It isn't very funny, and that rap is awful.
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    Originally posted by joshdick
    It isn't very funny, and that rap is awful.
    you're assuming that there exists rap that isn't awful?
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    Originally posted by Scourfish
    you're assuming that there exists rap that isn't awful?
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    Originally posted by Scourfish
    you're assuming that there exists rap that isn't awful?
    Yes, me and scores of professional music critics.

    Eminem, Jay Z, Dr. Dre, Biggie, 2pac, Doug E. Fresh, Beastie Boys, Outkast, LL Cool J, Run-DMC, NWA.

    There are just some of the best rappers of the last twenty years or so. I'm sorry for not mentioning some others. Good rap does exist. Unfortunately, in recent years it has been polluted with mainstream rap about little more than partying and senseless violence. That is not unlike any other genre. Rock suffers from a good deal of crappy performers as well.
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    ehm, so you're saying that Eminem's garb^H^H^H^H songs are considered something that can be listened to?? PLEASE!

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    Originally posted by thedumbmutt
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    BTW

    That song is 2Pac, if you couldn't tell.

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    Originally posted by glUser3f
    ehm, so you're saying that Eminem's garb^H^H^H^H songs are considered something that can be listened to?? PLEASE!
    If you don't like rap music, that's fine. If you don't like Eminem, that's fine. Your personal taste, however, does not necessarily imply or deny the talent of any artist. Eminem is one of the best rappers out there today; he's got awards from hip hop battles, multi-platinum record sales, good reviews, and a grammy to show for that. For example, Rolling Stone recently ranked every single one of his LPs in the top 500 best albums of all time. I know it's easy to take a lot of shots at him without taking a serious look at his work, but you just can't deny that he's a great rapper.
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    Originally posted by Scourfish
    you're assuming that there exists rap that isn't awful?
    I can relate to how you feel about rap because I hate country music hehe.

    I think some rap, the good rap that is, is like poetry in a way.

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    If you don't appreciate Rap or Country, it's because you haven't listened to enough of it, been in the mood for it, or understood it.... IMHO.

    There is some pure garbage being called Rap, but I personally like Eminem and I think he is a lyrical artist. One of the few rappers that I respect more than him is Ludacris. But that may be because of the way Ludacris pronounces things too. It just seems, tho, that he knows how to make words flow together.

    Country is also good... but I have to be in the mood for it (which isn't often). There are some really good mellow country songs... and a lot of them are good for breakups.

    Again, this is all my opinion.

    glUser3f, how can several million people that bought his records be wrong? It's not your taste. That's fine, don't impose it on the rest of us.

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    Rap too often has become the genre of dispair. Why is there so little idealistic rap out there about how guns, gangs, drugs, violence, and misogyny can be put behind us as society progresses? The worst of this genre completely embraces the stereotypical "gangsta" image, treating women as "ho's" who should obey their "pimps," glorifying indifference or even violence towards fellow human beings, and so on.

    I admit that Eminem and some of the rappers have quite a bit of musical talent, but they still rap of dispair.
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    Originally posted by joshdick
    f you don't like rap music, that's fine. If you don't like Eminem, that's fine. Your personal taste, however, does not necessarily imply or deny the talent of any artist. Eminem is one of the best rappers out there today; he's got awards from hip hop battles, multi-platinum record sales, good reviews, and a grammy to show for that. For example, Rolling Stone recently ranked every single one of his LPs in the top 500 best albums of all time. I know it's easy to take a lot of shots at him without taking a serious look at his work, but you just can't deny that he's a great rapper.
    I don't like rap to be honest, but Eminem's song are too much for me, anyway, you're right, it's a personal thing, sorry if my post sounded too offensive

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