Worst Things About Rap Music

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21Hip Hop Feuds
22It's Just Talking

My friends in school always sing it but to be honest its just making random words up and rythming them with other words so that's it and rap is going to be the best noo way. Also I hate how they always swear its just bad influence and making people go haywire. Also when people here this they do this weird poses and like in mature pointing the finger like is that what you are going to do in life there is 10000000 things more useful to do then this so rappers go help people and stop acting like you're the best MOVE ON IN LIFE

First of all Rakim never swears. Second of all there are GOOD rappers like Nas, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, 2pac, KRS-One, Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Eminem, Public Enemy, Outkast, Akala, J-Jon, Immortal Technique, Talib Kweli and many more who rap about things that are wrong with this world. They have better lyrics than any musician in any other genre. I'm certain you can't name any better lyricists except maybe some rock singers like Kurt Cobain or Freddy Mercury. - Pablo4Lyfe

For goodness sake, anyone can talk to a beat. That's all it really is. Example: I'm a b I'm a b I'm a I'm a I'm a B. It's so repetitive. It is so annoying my 8 year old has dubbed it "crappy rappy". See, even kids know that rap is crap!

Pablo4lyfe most people like Kurt Cobain and Freddie Mercury actually put meaning into their songs and there are many other music artists than them and rappers that can actually put sense into songs. Also rock music especially has different lyrics rather than the same old talking about "money, women, drugs ETC" So just bare that in mind and listen to more of bands like Nirvana, Queen, Foo Fighters...

Just get outta here

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23Most Modern Phony Rappers Compare Themselves to Tupac and Biggie
24Sampling

It's one thing to cover someone else's song. It's another to steal bits and pieces and try to pass them off as your own. But honestly, this might be one of the more entertaining parts of listening to most rap music. It's like a game. Try to figure out what song that hook, baseline, or chorus originally came from.

Sampling can be used in some pretty creative, often times genius, ways. Better than plagiarism. - WonkeyDude98

I think sampling's a positive thing in music. It's just a way of saying not all beats are gonna be 100% original. So some beats are gonna have to be sampled anyway.

I think it's fine because we'd run out of beats if sampling never existed

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25Offensive LyricsV1 Comment
26Ghostwriters

Be original, write your own lyrics and your set

27Songs About Strip Clubs

I hate that kind of stuff - EvilCuteGirlJigglypuff

28Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj

Neither of them are even close to the worst of their genre, and Lil Wayne was an album away from being one of the greatest...until Rebirth. - WonkeyDude98

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29Terrible Rappers Having Decent Beats to Their Songs

Maybe that's why people keep buying their stuff.

Honestly, I can tolerate people like Lil Jon or T-Pain who fall under this. There's a time and place for everything, including these kinds of rappers. - WonkeyDude98

30Negative Messages
31The Attitude

The stuff they say and they way people in rap songs sing would make an elementary choir teacher go insane. Speaking like a mentally-challenged ape doesn't make you sound cool. You just sound like a dumb ass. Their attitude is far from kid-friendly, yet I hear 12-year-olds listening to this meaningless, mindless, and pointless, brainwashing. The attitude of these songs make me feel like killing myself. The attitude it unpleasant, annoying, and dull.

I hate the stupid ratchet "language" and its disrespect for English grammar. Example: You be/I be/We be/They be. The attitude is toxic.

32Swag Rappers
33Glorification of Incarceration

It does make sense that a culture that glamorizes violence and the gangster way would also idolize what is it to be behind bars. It's like your orange jumpsuit of courage.

And before you argue that rap does not romanticize being in prison, consider that many believe the sagging fashion made popular by hip-hop artists originates from the prison system where prison uniforms are often too large and belts are not allowed.

34Bad Rapper Names

You're judging them by their name, when there is are bands you all love like Cattle Decapitation, Queen, and BUTTHOLE SURFERS. - WonkeyDude98

Some of those names are actually the rappers name

Schoolboy Q, Chance the Rapper, Soulja Boy, Lil Scrappy, Peanut Butter Wolf, Waka Flocka Flame, Machine Gun Kelly, Flo Rida, Birdman, Chamillionaire, Big Pun, 2 Chainz, J Cole, Mike Will-Made It, Fetty Wap, Pitbull, Tyga, Lil Boosie, DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled, Macklemore, Lil Jon, YG, Future, Rich Homie Quan, Lil Poopy, Wiz Khalifa, etc.

All those names I listed above. what kind of names are those? they all sound like crap!

35Unedifying

Rap music is devolving us spiritually and mentally. Not every rapper is this bad but the overall aesthetic is like being violated repeatedly by someone's ego. People become what they do in life. You get out of it what you put into it. So if all people are putting into their minds is egoism, violence, materialism, sexism, and glorifying drugs, what is the end result to their souls?

It used to be about making the world a better place but then imbeciles like Drake, Soulja Boy, Weezy, Young Thug and other mainstream rappers came up - Pablo4Lyfe

Dang. It's like what prodigy said. Hip hop is not for everybody. Hip hop is not for everybody! There's only a few percentage who can do it and Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and amanda bynes are not one of them.

36Objectification of Women
37Satanic-Themed Rap
38Celebrities Trying to be Legit Rappers
39Fake Rappers Trying to Look Tough and Hardcore
40Imitators
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