Top Ten Reasons to Hate Rap

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)

It's sad actually this is black culture see this what white media want black on black crime and if you study Africa and its roots it's not what it is Time for truth and all the vile rapp are played by white kids bty all lives matter including peta

V 8 Comments
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

V 2 Comments
3 The Rappers Have Terrible Personalities

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

Okay, you've listed 3 scumbags of the rap industry. There's like 200 other rappers, your point is...?

Not all - venomouskillingmachine

V 1 Comment
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.

V 2 Comments
5 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

6 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

V 2 Comments
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

This. I prefer music to have actual melody.

Just poems with beats in the background

V 2 Comments
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

? 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

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

12 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

"I've seen oxycontin take four lives
I grew up with them we used to chief dimes
I've seen cocaine bring out the demons inside
Cheating and lying
Friendship cease
No peace in the mind
Stealing and taking anything to fix the pieces inside
Broken, hopeless, headed nowhere
Only motivation for what the dealers supplying." -Otherside, Macklemore.

Yeah, maybe so, but drug addiction is real and awful, and sometimes they recover and make a song like that that motivates those affected by addiction to get clean. To say that's meaningless and worthy of your hatred is kind of just insensitive. - keycha1n

V 1 Comment
13 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.

They just say meaning words fast

I can't stand listening to rap

Yes very annoying

14 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

15 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

16 Lil Wayne is a Rapper

Addicted to lean & xanax at 17

17 All the "Popular Kids" Love It

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

18 It Isn’t Music
19 They Think They're Tough
20 All Rappers Ever Sing About are Drugs, Girls, Money And/or Partying Like That's All There is in Life

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

BAdd New Item

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top 10 Reasons Why People Buy Terrible Pop/Rap Music Reasons Pop and Rap are Better Than Rock Ten Reasons Why Rap Is Better Than Metal Reasons Rock is Better Than Pop and Rap Top Ten Reasons Why Music from the 1960s-90s Is Better Than Contemporary Hip-Hop & Rap

List Stats

100 votes
25 listings
2 years, 233 days old

Top Remixes

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



Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.