Music is just sequences of sounds and sometimes vocals put together.
Now, it has become categories in which today's people has put themselves in express to the world what they represent or what they want to represent.
Categories like gangstas,punk rockers, ravers, ginos, metal rockers, etc.
What I don't understand is why these categories constantly attack each other and their taste, most of the people who actually truly align themselves into a single demographic (most noticable are the "gangstas", but rockers are catching up...) Actually got into that music because it was the fad at the time.
This saying that people aren't truly expressing themselves, but are just emulating what's on TV or what their older friends do.
Music is music. All music is related to each other so make fun of one genre and you will make fun of every genre.
Background music of Rap -> Simple generalized electronic music -> Disco -> "Funky type rock" -> Regular rock -> Country -> Vocals -> Operas(classical singing sorta thing) -> poetry -> rap