Top Ten Most Disrespected Music Genres


The Top Ten

1 Rap Rap

Allegedly there are still tons of radio stations, schools, public places and people in general that make it a priority to censor all rappers no matter what their message is. It's crazy how a lot of people say rap is ruining music when various metal, rock, and even classical artists have been influenced by it. The only genre that gets treated similar to this is metal, but at least metal is heavily respected throughout a majority of music fans. Nevertheless, I'm let down to say rap is one of the most, if not most, disrespected genre. - yaygiants16

A great genre often smeared by the cruddy music of its biggest artists as well as the stereotypes it has unfortunately devolved into. - Mrveteran

Not actually a music genre at all. It is an important form of urban poetic expression, but definitely not music.

2 Country Country

It seems as if no one takes country seriously anymore. Sure, good country songs are all over the Billboard Hot 100 now, but only between 50 and 100. Too many stereotypes are placed on this genre, like how it's just about beers, trucks, guns, and cowboys, when only mainstream country tells those messages (by mainstream, I mean the country that actually makes it above 50 on the charts). It's also irritating when people pick at the tiniest things to make fun of in country, like their Southern accents (which if they grew up in the South they can't control), or their facial hair (come on, Johnny Van Zant had a pretty thick mustache and I don't see anyone making fun of him). So, yeah, country is pretty disrespected, especially nowadays. - yaygiants16

It USED to be good, but we have crappy songs about beer, trucks, s3x, mud, girls and getting drunk. - BlazingParasol

I actually like ONE country song, but then again, it's about dying. - AnonymousChick

The last good country song to hit the top 40 was in like January... - ProPanda

3 Pop Pop
4 Gospel
5 Latin
6 Metal

It's all satanic. It's all just noise. All its vocalists scream not sing. These are arguments often put forward by people who hate heavy metal, despite not bothering to listen to much of the music. I understand that the genre's heaviness and intensity can be too much for some, but if you can stomach it, heavy metal is not only great music, but gives you visceral thrills, gives you an adrenaline rush and can sometimes offer more depth (both musically and lyrically) than other genres at times. Add to the fact that it has multiple genres to cater to everybody and some of its biggest names are inarguably some of music's best bands and you've got one awesome genre which is sadly often overlooked due to its image, not the music. - Mrveteran

7 Alternative Alternative Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music.
8 Electronic
9 Reggae

Nah. nobody dislikes bob marley, and he's the genres figurehead - RecklessGreed

10 Grunge Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s.

The Contenders

11 Death Metal Death Metal
12 Rock Rock Rock music is a music genre that was created in the 1940s. The genre got popular during the 60s, 70s and 80s. Rock bands generally consists of a guitar player, a drummer, bass player and singer. There are a lot of rock subgenres.

It was cool to listen to it before, but now people just hate it, saying that rock sucks, or too heavy (Confusing it with Metal)

13 Blues Blues Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
14 Classical Classical
15 Jazz Jazz
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