Ten Reasons Why Rap Is Better Than MetalMy list of reasons why Rap is way better than heavy metal.
The Top Ten
Rap requires zero musical instruments, you don't need a good voice, or anything. All you do is talk over a garage band beat.
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)
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! )
Requirements for rap:
Requirements for metal:
A good drummer
A good guitarist
A good bassist
A good singer/growler/screamer
Who has more talent?
I love rap, but the reasons on here are inaccurate.
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?
It's not hard for some to lie about being a Christian while actually worshipping the devil. - BlueTopazIceVanilla
A Tribe Called Quest has better lyrics than any metal band - LarrytheFairy
Hypocritical. - Metalhead1997
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
I already know how to play guitar solos. All you do is play random notes as fast as you can - KoolGuy2218
So "Top Ten Reasons To Hate Books" wasn't enough, huh? You troll -.- - winner333
Please explain how Lil Wayne's guitar solo takes more talent than Pantera's Domination guitar solo. - WheresMyGuitarPick
Oh really? Well, try to write and play a solo then. It requires a lot of skill and talent to do that. - Userguy44
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
And rap has devoted fans? Yeah, right. - Metalhead1997
Some rappers have good production, some don't. - Userguy44
Stolen beats, rappers just care about samples and not for create their own beats, Metal for the Win! - CedreticFomento
Um no. It’s the same beat every time and not even a good one - GeneraIkenobi
By that logic, one direction, Justin Bieber, and lady gaga are the best artists of our generation. Popular doesn't mean better, bud. - ryanrimmel
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 because more popular doesn't mean better. Heavy Metal is actually at #1 on the list 'Top Ten Best Music Genres' - Metal_Treasure
So what? I ain't letting the music industry pick my music for me! - WheresMyGuitarPick
It is especially much more popular among maximum-security prison populations.
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
Just because it is made with electronics does not automatically mean it's bad. That's like hating Christmas because they used artificial (instead of home made) ornaments on a Christmas tree. Come up with a better argument people. - BlueTopazIceVanilla
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.
Hypocritical. - Metalhead1997
Wait till you meet barbies(Nicki Minaj fans) - SamuiNeko
No offense, but who cares? I don’t care WHO makes the music, I care about how good it is! Plus there are minorities in other genres. Jimi Hendrix was black and David Lee Roth is Jewish. - GeneraIkenobi
Metallica? Slayer? Megadeth? Pantera? Avenged Sevenfold? Slipknot? Korn? - WheresMyGuitarPick
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".
There are more rappers and rap groups who advocate drugs and crime than there are satanic metal bands - GeneraIkenobi
You do realize that less than 1% of metal bands are satanic. There are more 'gangsta rap' (advocating crime) than satanic metal - ryanrimmel
Literally less than 10% of metal songs are about worshipping Satan. Name one Iron Maiden, or Judas Priest, or Metallica, or Megadeth, or Saxon song that worships Satan. - CostcoHotDogs
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.
No, it's annoying as hell. - Metalhead1997
Yet you make this list. - SirSkeletorThe3rd
One of the few truer items - Alkadikce
True. - LarrytheFairy
i don't - kok2
Yeah, because they are not many cool guys left in this world and it has been taken over by idiots
There's still MILLIONS of metalheads around the world.
There are millions of people that still like metal, and since when does popularity make something better?
Tell that to Metal_Treasure.
Number 12 is "rap fans don't bully people who like other genres". Yet "metal is trash" is 13. - WheresMyGuitarPick
You've run out of arguments. - Alkadikce
I think you meant thrash. - XxembermasterxX
Shall I book you an appointment with a psychiatrist
Says the person who just made the list "Top Ten Reasons Why Rap is Better Than Metal"
You too have made/commented on lists that say Metal is better than Rap. I guess just expressing your opinion is "bullying" according to YOUR logic.
Yes because they know rap sucks
Yet they make fun of others.
I don't fell the need to criticize others. Unlike someone *cough*Koolguy*cough*
Metal: no racial slurs
Rap: about forty N-words per song on average - GeneraIkenobi
But many rap songs have the N-word in it... - WheresMyGuitarPick
I'm a metalhead and I'm not racist. - Metalhead1997
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!
Because it IS bad. And this is about the music, not the fans. Dumbass - GeneraIkenobi
We just don't listen to mainstream (not much, anyways). That's only the elitists. - WheresMyGuitarPick
Yeah. They say that metal singers should earn 10X more awards and recognition for their songs, yet when they finally go into the mainstream, they're "sell outs". That shows that metal fans are just as bad as people who follow things just because they're popular. Some people will hate things because they're not popular, and Hipsters (metal fans) will begin to hate something as soon as it's not underground. - BlueTopazIceVanilla
Ummm... Adele is one of my favorite non-metal singers. - XxembermasterxX
Rap always sucked! I prefer 90s Metal - CedreticFomento
Metal too. - Userguy44
Metal fans aren't. If someone likes a different genre of metal, they're suddenly the worst person in the world. When someone is legitimately interested in metal and wants to join the fandom, they're called "posers" and "followers". At least rap fans welcome each other with open arms. - BlueTopazIceVanilla
Metalheads are VERY accepting, too. The elitists give this a bad name. - Metalhead1997
Although I'm not a metalhead myself, I've encountered a ton of people who are and not one will bash on you for liking a different genre of metal, in fact, most of the metalheads I know are pretty respectful with opinions. I honestly can't say the same for Eminem fans though. (Not all but a lot)