Top Ten Reasons to Hate Rap

ToptenPizza
Rap is a terrible genre of music, and really should be removed. Barely any of them have any raping ability they sing about the same things. It's sad.
From swagfags like Lil Wayne, and douches like Kanye West, and girls who sold their body, Nicki Minaj it's rare for there to be a good rap song. And if that isn't good enough, they wreck my faverote pop artists songs!

The Top Ten

1 The Lyrics Are Basically Cursing, Bad Grammar and Dirty References

That is a generalization and an inaccurate one too. I don't ever hate things without exploring them complexly and giving them a fair chance. I gave rap a fair chance and I ended up loving certain niches of it. You can be uninterested in rap, or not feel like exploring it, but don't reign hatred over something you don't know anything about. I believe rap surfaced as a byproduct of living in difficult places and situations, so its rough, uncensored and blunt. Sometimes, that's refreshing. - keycha1n

That is literally all that rap has done for the music industry, and they use it to bring down any meaning that the song may have had any chance of getting across. This obscene culture simply hasn't produced anything meaningful, and only does justice to making their followers consume ecstasy and kill people. But they get away with it by making themselves look good. I haven't heard one rap song that has earned my respect, and it pains me to see them dominate the industry for this long-term deception. - PositronWildhawk

That's one side of Rap. There are two kinds: Rap (good ones like Tupac) and CRap (like Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj)

I agree - Princesslove

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2 They Autotune Too Much

Listening to rap, I might as well be listening to dubstep with a person instead of a computer. - ToptenPizza

Not all do. 2Pac, Eminem, Biggie, Jay-Z, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and countless others don't. Also Eminem is the most popular rapper and never autotunes. So I think you just know Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj and the bad side of Kanye and that's it (there is even a good side of Kanye) - venomouskillingmachine

Not all do

Every reason in this list applies to the new rappers...none of these are right for the gilden age of 90s

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3 The Rappers Have Terrible Personalities

Haha. Never mind Axl Rose or Liam Gallagher two rock icons who would start fights on stage. Two excellent songwriters who let their egos and terrible personalities destroy their career. Rock stars are no different from rappers lol.

Nicki Minaj is a dramatic brat, Lil Wayne is an idiot, Kayne West is a racist. - ToptenPizza

Some have good personalities, others, not so much... - Therandom

Not all - venomouskillingmachine

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4 They Recycle Songs

An example is Anaconda is recycled from baby got back. A chimp would realise the similarity - ToptenPizza

They aren't creative. Real musicians, who have real talent write their own songs and actually sing them. Therefore, they are the ones who deserve the big money

It's called sampling. It's used in rock, pop, country, and every other music genre as well. - venomouskillingmachine

It's called sampling, look it up.

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5 The Songs Are Completely Meaningless

Open your minds and explore the world of rap further... Honestly most everything on the radio is trash, why base your opinions of rap off of what they play there? - keycha1n

Well, this could be said for all songs if you really think about it. - Therandom

Listen to Kendrick Lamar and tell me that all rap is meaningless.

Listen to Eminem and tell that to me again

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6 The Rappers Did Nothing to Get Famous

Even Soulja Boy opened the door for many more stupid rap dances like the Quan, Whip, Crank The soul boy, and Nae Nae. UGH! Even other pop artists like The Weeknd, Adele, The Wanted, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake are way better!

Yup, no question, except maybe did some drugs

Most become famous for appearance. Thanks to this generation

7 Rapping is Essentially Talking Along to a Beat

But it's actually in a rap voice or something, then it has to be fast (Lil Wayne or Kodak Black or crap rappers like that don't but Eminem and 2Pac do). And then you have to rhyme it. - venomouskillingmachine

No real musical skill in this genre

I agree. They talk over a very boring beat and call that trash music. - Princesslove

This. I prefer music to have actual melody.

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8 The Music Videos Suck

It's naked women running around while the rapper does a porn shot with them. - ToptenPizza

*cough* Eminem - venomouskillingmachine

I think you've seen like 3 rap music videos in your lifetime.

9 They Wreck Any Pop Song They Touch

Maybe metalheads wouldn't hate us so much if they turned on the radio, found a catchy pop song with an artist who can sing well and the song is pretty touching, without some idiot jumping in doing a stupid dance while rapping stupid lyrics that have little to do with the song. - ToptenPizza

Implying pop songs aren't already wrecked.

10 Offensive Songs

I don't enjoy a song with violent and sexual content, so I'm choosy with my rap. But I was surprised by the number of songs that are extremely meaningful and emotional from the rap world. A great example would be My Oh My by Macklemore and For Those Who Can't Speak, by Tenth Avenue North (if Christian rap is more approachable). - keycha1n

Macklemore doesn't make offensive songs. Listen to Wings or Same Love (an song supporting gay rights) - venomouskillingmachine

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Eminem is the Only Good Rapper

He's good, but definitely not the ONLY good one. Just look up a list of rappers and listen to someone that people say is lyrical and stuff and then you'll change your mind. - venomouskillingmachine

For every good rapper there's 500 garbage rappers for it - Himalayansalt

I started to agree with this list but then came to this argument. And what a stupid argument it is lol.This list is stupid and racist because not only does it degrade hip-hop as some commercial ploy for money, but it also misses the fact that Eminem is not the only 'good' rapper. Not to mention the idiots comparing their favourite genre (mostly metal) to rap. Is it because Eminem's white? I don't know but he's released some pretty mediocre stuff in recent years, so he can't be that good right?

Please educate yourself with hip-hop and stop being so close-minded, do some exploring. You might actually have people agreeing with you... - VaultDude101

12 It Isn’t Music

I agree with you 100 percent - Princesslove

For real, it's not music. - Princesslove

false.

13 They Are Drug Addicts

I'm pretty sure there are more rock stars addicted to drugs than rappers. You guys talk like ozzy ozborne, Kurt cobain, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, David Bowie, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, and Elvis Presley weren't all drug addicts. Drugs are used by many people in many different genres, placing them all into rap is pretty ignorant.

Some of them are, but so are lots of rock-musicians.

But a lot of rockstars or pop stars and country stars are pop addicts. And there are more country singers addicted to drugs than anyone. - venomouskillingmachine

ODs

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14 They're Annoying

Yes it's annoying I like melodies not beats. If I must be annoyed with a beat then at least give me melodic singing, not some self indulgent crap from guys who are full of themselves that does not sing but talks like they are at an auction, with the most annoying thug like voices. I hate country music as well so it's not about race.

There is only some of the clean version of albums but most of them don't have clean version they the explicit version of the album

They just say meaning words fast

I can't stand listening to rap

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15 They Dress Trashy

A few of them do, because it's theor style. How does that relate to the music.

Girls dress slutty, boys dress--wait, they don't dress at all. - ToptenPizza

16 Rappers Disrespect Women and Ladies with Offensive Words Like B Word.

Some rappers just say it like a normal word to try to rhyme. - venomouskillingmachine

This is probably the only thing I agree with on the list. But sometimes the b word is used as slang in the same way that black rappers use the n word

It's part of the culture

Yeah, I'm kind of tired with all the "hoes and bitches" stuff. - Popsicles

17 Lil Wayne is a Rapper

Addicted to lean & xanax at 17

18 All the "Popular Kids" Love It

The fanbase doesn't mean a single thing about how good it is - venomouskillingmachine

19 All Rappers Ever Sing About are Drugs, Girls, Money And/or Partying Like That's All There is in Life

Listen to some country. All they sing about are trucks, girls, and beer.

I agree, it sounds like garbage. However there are a few rappers that sing about things other than that, such as Dead and Gone by T.I. That's about the only rap song I like.

So true

20 They Think They're Tough

So true but in reality, they are all cowards. - Princesslove

So true, but in reality they are all cowards. - Princesslove

21 Just Fast Talking

Fact. A two year old can rap because that's how simple it is and takes no form of skill. - Princesslove

Just please listen to good kid maad city...

No it's not that it's just they mumble too fast and make the lyrics slurred
Just plain garbage music man

22 It Sounds Awful
23 They Ruined Every Other Genre by Stealing Its Theme
24 It's All the Same

It all has the same message, same overly auto- tuned voices and in general, they all just sound the same

Same nonsense - Princesslove

25 Rappers Always Get Arrested

This is really only true because rappers combatted police brutality and were arrested for next to no reason.

26 Rapping Takes as Much Skill as Using an AWP in Silver
27 More Wack Rappers Than Talented Ones

After the 2016 and 2017 XXL freshman class there were more wack rappers on that list because of these lists

28 It Doesn't Portray Rappers in a Good Light

Wannabe gangsters who know nothing about music, writing or nearly anything at all, and who rap about drugs, hoes, hustling, cars, bling bling and dollars aren't a valid culture. Rap as it is presented in the media is a big joke. It takes no effort and little talent to make. It has no values. To think that it is associated with blacks more than blues or jazz? Are you kidding me or are you just racist? - Kricket

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1. The Rappers Did Nothing to Get Famous
2. The Songs Are Completely Meaningless
3. Rapping is Essentially Talking Along to a Beat
PositronWildhawk
1. They Autotune Too Much
2. They Recycle Songs
3. The Lyrics Are Basically Cursing, Bad Grammar and Dirty References
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