Formerly glorious form of music. It's Golden Era has long passed (mid 80's - mid 90's). Pretty much 90% of it today is horrible and is unbearable to listen, except for some.
Typical white man's stereotype of rap music that is it by an ignorant black person who talks about dealing drugs and killing people. This is because most white people don't know the struggle that these rappers have gone through. They hypocritically judge ALL rap music as being obsolete. Is this not the same as racism?
Some people just don't have trained ears. They can't understand deep lyrics, so they just listen to their "I Can't Drive 55" or "This love has taken its toll on me" and praise it, then wonder later on how come the song gets old a month later. Its because of the bland, simple lyrics. There is no reading in between the lines in most other forms of music.
Rappers turned sellouts/R&B singers or R&B singers turned rappers have ruined rap. Party music is garbage. 50 Cent, Chingy, Nelly, Lil' Jon, Ciara, Ying Yang Twins, GARBAGE. Most radio stations play garbage. It's understandable how you misunderstand rap.
"Fear what they don't understand, hate what they can't conquer"