Horrible music. I have some good reasons for having this opinion too.

I used to be around rap all the time, and really.. it all sounded the same. Same beat all the time, and very identical voices (seeing as most rappers are black and have similar voices). The only thing that really changes are the sound effects in the back. Not only that, but most mainstream rap is about, yup - you got it: Sex, drugs, money, violence, racism against whites, and gangsta life. I'm not stereotyping, because I KNOW not all rap is about this. But really.. how many examples can you give besides people such as 2pac, Kayne West or Mos Def?

2pac wasn't really any different from today's rappers. He too made songs about life in the ghettos, and being a gangsta. He made songs about shooting cops, and committing other various crimes. These really aren't some standards I'd want to live by. Wouldn't you agree? And Kayne West... he recently exposed his racist personality by talking about how whites don't care about black people, and how he thinks that everything that happens is because of white people. Mos Def might've been one of the only rappers who did not follow all these stereotypes, but there are few people who listen to him compared to people who listen to shit like 50 Cent, Ludacris, or Nelly.

If you listened to most of today's rap, the songs will always be about either one of the themes mentioned above, but mostly sex. Actual lines in some rap songs include: "I'm in love with a stripper", "It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes", "Shake that ass girl", "I'll let you lick the lollipop", and "Your ass is a masterpiece". I could probably come up with lots more examples if I continued looking. Just goes to show you what most rap is made of.

So therefore, to those of you who are trying to defend rap, why bother? You're telling us to listen to the good stuff like 2pac, Kayne West, Mos Def, etc., but however, you listen to all that gangsta rap shit at the same time. Go out in public, and look around you. See how many people have been possessed by this music. They act like they're "the shit", use curse words in all of their sentences, wear G-Unit clothes, and call themselves "gangstas". If people really listened to the stuff you're telling them to listen to, why do we have so many people who listen to OTHER stuff and follow THEIR standards?

One more thing. To those who defend rap and bash rock/metal, SHUT UP. I'm not stereotyping rap, but YOU'RE stereotyping rock. There are VERY few bands who, as you call it, smash their instruments or scream at the top of their lungs like psychotic lunatics. The bands who do that are usually black metal bands, and black metal is virtually unknown by the public. The same goes for bands who, once again as you call it, make songs about Satan, blood, death, and all those other gruesome themes. That's death metal, which isn't any more popular than black metal. Sure, some of today's modern popular bands DO talk about this stuff, and they DO smash their instruments and scream, and yea, we all know those bands suck, just like 50 Cent does as a rapper. But they don't reflect on the ENTIRE genre. Whereas with rap, almost 2/3 of the genre is about the stereotypical stuff. Seriously, if you're going to attack something, at least be accurate with it.
Face it, rap sucks. The only talent it takes to make rap is to write lots of words and keep it in harmony with the beat. Too bad the words that are used are almost always about sex, drugs, money, and gangstas. I respect those who do not write about this stuff, and actually make their words poetry, but there are few artists who did this.

The only thing rap has going for it is that it's good music to dance to, whereas you can't do that with most rock. However, rock takes lots more talent. You need cooperation of several people to make just ONE song, while rappers don't need anyone - thus his/her job is easier. You need to learn to play instruments, while a rapper only needs to know how to talk/sing on the mic, which in fact IS quite easy to do. Not only that, but rock music is actually VARIED. Rap.. all you have is about 2 or 3 different beats with different sound effects in the back, which can be played by pushing buttons on a machine. NIIICE.
by SomeBadJoke August 04, 2006
Retards Attempting Poetry
"Yo man, I listen to rap"
"Oh, you mean R.A.P."
"What's that, homie?"
"Retards Attempting Poetry....homie"
by surfer97 April 02, 2010
An acronym for "retards attempting poetry".
Rap is a pathetic attempt at advertising Mcdonalds' "food".
by Prophet of Truth March 31, 2005
Rap is a genre of music. Rockers always assume rap is about" doing your girl,killing people,drugs money". And I disagree. Like Mainstream rock that all the "rockers" hate, Mainstream rap is not very good. When they hear 20 seconds of Dem Franchize Boys or 50 cent they automatically assume "This "Crap" is garbage! they talk about killing and drugs! they have no talent what so ever!". This is not true. They are being Sterotypes and thinking all rap is like that. They have not heard stuff by Kanye West or Common or the underground rap. Rap does take Talent.To produce the beat,have rhythm,Rhyme,and keep flowing takes talent.
Rocker: I hate rap. It sucks
Me: Why?
Rocker:cause you dont need talent to rap. They dont sing, they just talk.
Me:Well, it does take talent.
Rocker: HAH. Yeah right. i bet you i can make better stuff then them.
Me: well, can you make a beat that you can rhyme to? can you make a rhyme and keep up with the beat?
Rocker: No.
Me: Thats what I thought.
by Beefy jO February 25, 2006
rap is a type of music liked by teens today. It consists of beats and lyrics that rhyme

however, many people dont consider it real music. The people who listen to rap do not make fun of others who listen to rock, metal, country, etc...

so why is it people make fun of rap when you dont have to like it

if you dont like it dont listen to it. its not a big deal
I am a hustler homie
You are my customer homie
This is a line from a rap song
by 2marr April 20, 2006
once was a genre of music which is very amusing to listen to, but right now its gone to shit. right now, the best definition for rap is "read a paper that says you are a rich gangster who has too many cars and hoes, auto tune your voice, and earn money! make sure you look like a gangster inyour song, because if you dont look like you're from the ghetto then you are lame. make sure the paper you are reading has you're group name in it". rap had really glorious days, but now thanks to young money and other lame artist, its now nothing but shit. great artists in this genre include eminem, biggie, 2pac, nas, ice cube, etc. lame ones include lil gayne, nicki garbaj, whack khalifa, prick ross, and other fake asses that wear skinny jeans wherever they go.
lil wayne fan: man rap aint shit without TUNECHI MUDA TRUCKA
old school fan: no, lil gayne is fake, talentless and makes no sense when he rhymes
lil wayne fan: FUCK Y'ALL HATERZZ
by COLD ICE BOX August 29, 2012
Ok.
First thing's first, I personally don't like rap all that much. I love rock. But, I know my music, and I know it well so listen up.
Rap is not a sorry excuse for music. People like 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, and just about everyone else you see on MTV give it a bad name.
But people like NOSS (might of spelled that wrong), Mos Def, Tech Nine and Tupac make secular rap good.
It's true, in most rap songs, there is a LOT of cussing, and a lot of talk about sex and drugs.
But there are also positives, like some talk abut eating healthy, doing your best, and so on. There's also Christian rap, which personally I think SUCKS.
Note: I am a Christian.
Sucky rap: I'll take you to the candy shop,
I'll let you lick the lollipop. (Wonder that means.)

Good rap: I strive to eat healthy,
My goal in life is not to be rich or weatlhy.
GOOD

Alright I said enough.
P.S. I'm not white
by Kitty Fat July 10, 2006
Raps is a form of card game (most commonly combined with Poker or Blackjack) where the loser has to recieve a decided or random amount of hits on the knuckles from a deck of cards. Usually, the first to bleed wins.
Blackjack and Poker are the most common types, where the loser either picks a random card from the deck (and is administered that many blows) or is hit ("rapped") according to the factor of loss.
Let's play Poker for raps.
9 of Hearts. That's 9 raps.
by .S. May 14, 2007
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