Rap is a type of music with a person talking over a beat.
Rap talks about sex, drugs, etc... more often than rock songs, you might be able to name a couple songs that dont but it is generally true. Rap has been stereotyped by the gangster rap that is heard in the mainstream and TV. People defend rap but they fail to notice the possibly worse injustice done to rock (hey, this is like hypocrisy). They think rock is either emo and depression (which I hate) or screaming, satanistic rock (which I hate). Sure these are genres but they are not even close to rock as a whole.
I have nothing against rappers who make their own lyrics, beats, and rythyms (that is art) but (correct me if I'm wrong) not many rappers do that, if any. Therefore it looks stupid to insult rock musicians who write their own songs, sing (not scream very often), and play instruments (with varying degrees of skill).
I choose to listen to rock because I believe it takes more skill, it is a more group effort, and is not quite so immature (I'm not trying to offend anyone here and rock can be immature). Kanye West may have skill and I respect true rappers but he is a white hater and therefore doesnt appeal to me.
I listen to bands such as Muse or Spoon, who are slightly intellectual, play their own instruments (with talent), write their own songs (not depressed or satanic), and sing (not scream).
Person 1: Man, I hate all rappers; all they ever do is "talk" about sex, drugs, and violence.
Person 2: Why ya hatin'? Rappa's are rappin' about somethin' real not just all that? Besides, I hate ur satanic rock.
Person 3: Listen to musicians with skill and dont stereotype. Really think about what you are listening to.
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