Ten Reasons Why Rap Is Better Than Metal

My list of reasons why Rap is way better than heavy metal.

The Top TenXW

1Rap actually takes talent to make

Rap requires zero musical instruments, you don't need a good voice, or anything. All you do is talk over a garage band beat. - ryanrimmel

KoolGuy2218, metal is a lot more than just noise. Listen to a song and tell me it's just bland noise. It's more thought out and talented than any other genre (except classical) - Songsta41

I would say this would've been a decent comparison list, but it was ruined by a troll (and oddly enough, I'm a rap fan myself! )

I love rap, but the reasons on here are inaccurate.

Both rap and metal require talent, but this list lost all potential from this one item. - SwagFlicks

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2Lyrical creativeness

If you think that metal is "worship Satan" or whatever then you are an idiot. If you think that rap is about "picking up hoes" or something similar than you are also an idiot. Both genres have songs that have creative lyrics, it's just that the generalizations of either genre get them wrong. - NuMetalManiak

You do know there's a thing called Christian Metal that exists right?

Bull. Most rap songs are about drugs, sex, and money, while Metal is about anything. - NikBrusk

Lyric creativeness? Please. They are not creative. - Music_Lover123

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3Guitar solos are stupid

So "Top Ten Reasons To Hate Books" wasn't enough, huh? You troll -.- - winner333

Try learning a guitar solo and then tell me they are stupid. Rappers don't even know how to hold a guitar let alone play one. - ryanrimmel

*laughs* I bet you don't even know how to hold a guitar, let alone play one. - NikBrusk

Playing guitar solos requires a fairly high level of instrumental skill unlike mouthing off over being a ghetto thug and criminal like a monkey.

Even a retarded person would know that guitar solos are the best thing in music.! I'm sure that the one who created this list is stupid.

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4No posers

Those rap artists you just mentioned ARE posers.

Metal musicians actually care about their music. Rappers are just in it for the money and fame. - Songsta41

Why does everyone ever always fall for troll lists? - Puga

Who do you always make comments that make no sense whatsoever? - Puga

Rap music has a lot of posers. - Music_Lover123

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5Rap has better beats

By that logic, one direction, Justin Bieber, and lady gaga are the best artists of our generation. Popular doesn't mean better, bud. - ryanrimmel

That take half a second to think of - Songsta41

Yo dawg, listen to dem sick beets!

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6Rap is more popular

By that logic, one direction, Justin Bieber, and lady gaga are the best artists of our generation. Popular doesn't mean better - ryanrimmel

Even though Rap is more popular, Heavy Metal is still better and it's actually at #1 on the list 'Top Ten Best Music Genres' - Metal_Treasure

It is especially much more popular among maximum-security prison populations.

Popular =/= Better - NikBrusk

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7They use computers

It's pathetic how people are falling for this obvious troll. He's doing this for attention guys, stop giving it to him. - winner333

The fact that the music is computerized makes it worse, not better. - ryanrimmel

Which is why it's not better! Metal is actual music, while rap is just electronics. - Songsta41

They use computers to use auto tune and other device to make them selves sound better metal takes more skill to make and is better any one can pick up a mic put on auto tune talk about sipping lean hoes smoking weed and violence

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8No annoying fanbases

Except for the wannabe gangsters that wear weed shirts, stupid snapbacks, and their pants around their ankles. - ryanrimmel

You categorize rap fans a bad people, yet it's not okay to hate metal fans or bring bad stereotypes on them. What a hypocrite. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Sagging pants was originally done by prisoners that wanted to announce the availability of their rear ends to other prisoners.

Look who's talking. I think rap fans are even worse. - NikBrusk

I have looked at TheTopTens and have found lists on why to hate rap and why metal is better, but all that proves is the immaturity of the metal fanbase. - KoolGuy2218

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9No famous metal "musicians" nowadays

The only modern Metal musicians that are considered famous are those from Avenged Sevenfold, slipknot, and disturbed. Should I mention that they are very talented unlike rappers. I don't even like those 3 bands that much too - ryanrimmel

True metal musicians are in it for the music and not for fame, money and popularity. I guess only a metal fan can easily understand this logic but that's how metal ethos works. - Metal_Treasure

Rappers can be very famous, and some might consider them poets, but they are definitely not "musicians".

Ever heard of, oh, I don't know, Metallica? Black Sabbath? Disturbed? I think you have.

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10It's cool

You do realize that less than 1% of metal bands are satanic. There are more 'gangsta rap' (advocating crime) than satanic metal - ryanrimmel

Sure. Rap is about as cool as being a criminal scumbag on his way to a glorious career of dropping the soap in the prison shower and being pimped out for two bags of Doritos and a Snickers bar.

And now another troll list has made it on to the Hottest New Lists page... - Minecraftcrazy530

Metal is also cool - BlueFrostOfThunderClan

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The Contenders

11Rap fans don't bully people who like other genres of musicV1 Comment
12Rap Fans don't think their genre is superior to other genres

Says the person who just made the list "Top Ten Reasons Why Rap is Better Than Metal" - Songsta41

Look at my family, they think my favorite music genre is crap and they love too much rap. - PrincessKiana

The hypocrisy in that statement is too much for human words to comprehend. - NikBrusk

Yes because they know rap sucks

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13Metal is no longer popular

Yeah, because they are not many cool guys left in this world and it has been taken over by idiots

You hate books, this list is a proof.
You should go to a therapist or you will end up committing suicide, I assure you it will definitely help. - Ananya

With that logic, classic and rock music are worse then rap. - Music_Lover123

Therefore, nobody likes metal anymore - KoolGuy2218

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14Metal fans have similar thoughts compared to a racist in the sense as they think that their genre is superior

AAHAHAAHAHAAHAHAA! This guy is hilarious! I mean, true SNL material here! Wait, what? You mean he's serious? No, he can't be. He is? YOU LIEE!

15Metal fans think everything mainstream is badV1 Comment
16Metal is trash

Shall I book you an appointment with a psychiatrist

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1. Rap actually takes talent to make
2. Lyrical creativeness
3. No posers
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