Rap is a genre of music, a poetic, realistic rhyme put to a beat.
It used to be a respectful, decent form of music, however, it has turned bad, into utter crap listened to by posers.
MODERN (CRAP) RAP:
Ying Yang Twins (tweedle-dee, tweedle-dum)
All other "Crunk" artists.
CLASSIC (REAL) RAP:
Rap has since turned into mindless idiots rapping about jewelry, money, prostitutes, wheels, & luxury SUVs.
Yes, old rap is the true definition of rap, not the crap you see on MTV everyday. Rap has promoted: bad treatment of women, selling drugs, wasting money on a Cadillac Escalade, and dropping out of school.
However, I have very little respect and DISLIKE Snoop Dogg very much, because he is a HORRIBLE example for teens everywhere, and (in my opinion) belongs in jail. His music is extremely negative and promotes gangs, crime, drugs, and everything else I mentioned above.
I have the most respect for Dr. Dre, because he's a smart, decent man, with creative ideas. He went somewhere with his life, and does a good job of depicting life for most poor minorities in the ghettos. His work is wonderful, and he deserves many awards.
Too bad this can't be said about most new rappers, although there are some good new rappers, such as: Lupe Fiasco and Eminem.
Rap sucks now..
Rap is good..
not anymore though.