Ten Reasons Why Rap Is Better Than Metal

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

The Top Ten

1 Rap 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.

The author said "My list of reasons why Rap is way better than heavy metal." When the list title is about "Ten Reasons Why Rap Is Better Than Metal". Two different things.

anyway, all of these things are waste of time. Ain't gonna waste my time for these things. I got my own life to carry on. I could discover ten new good songs instead of writing these same things. - zxm

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2 Lyrical 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

I HAVE TO ADMIT, rap has creative lyrics sometimes, metal is not just WORSHIP SATAN THE LORD! It can really be anything, black metal is one mentioned as satanic worship,while some of black metal is satanic people only criticise it for being darkerand more “evil„ than most other genres. The many people who say metal is satanic have people have never heard of Christian metal, for one final note,for the people who say metal has no melody, MELODIC metal or SYMPHONIC metal anyone?

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3 Guitar solos are stupid

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

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

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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4 No 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

If you Think of all the rap greats like Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj, you can clearly tell they were in it mainly for the music. Metal has its share of pop posers like Bon Jovi, Poison, Cinderella, and Motley Crue. Realism sells, you know - KoolGuy2218

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5 Rap 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!

Yes, I know it's a drum machine, but the beats can actually be catchy. Rap beats can actually keep a rhythm, but metal drummers somwhow have a need to play as fast as they can. That's boring - KoolGuy2218

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6 Rap 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.

Not a reason why it's better. Besides, a while ago, metal was more popular than rap, so by your logic, you used to think it was better. - Songsta41

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7 They 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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8 No 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

What about Barbies? They are stupid and don't know good music, they are just hypnotized by Nicki's plastic butt. - PrincessKiana

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9 No 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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10 It'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

There's some rap I like. I just can't stand today's rap that gives true rap a bad name.

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The Contenders

11 Rap fans don't bully people who like other genres of music V 1 Comment
12 Rap 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

I don't fell the need to criticize others. Unlike someone *cough*Koolguy*cough*

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13 Metal 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

Therefore, nobody likes metal anymore - KoolGuy2218

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14 Metal 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!

15 Metal fans think everything mainstream is bad V 1 Comment
16 Metal is trash

Shall I book you an appointment with a psychiatrist

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