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

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.

To be honest I kinda like rap more than metal but metal is a good genre especially Alternative Metal and Heavy Metal but Black Metal sucks and so does Death Metal.Also I am not a rap "fanboy" or a metalhead I like electronic music the best but I enjoy listening to both rap and metal...But not as much as electronic music-TheCoolGuy1

Rap is a Genre where you have to be creative, it's not something that you can do overnight. All metal songs are just noise. Who would want to buy that? It's the reason why rap is more popular than metal nowadays.

Both metal and rap take talent to make. In rap you have to try to rhyme the words and try to THINK. In rock and metal you play instruments and need a strong voice.

2 Lyrical creativeness

XSomething has to change. Undeniable dilemma. Boredom's not a burden anyone should bear. Constant over stimulation numbs me but I would not want you Any other way. It's not enough, I need more. Nothing seems to satisfy I said, I don't want it, I just need it. To breathe, to feel, to know I'm alive."
-Tool 'Stinkfist'

Soulja boy off in this hoe Watch me crank it Watch me roll Watch me crank that soulja boy Then super man that hoe.
-Soulja Boy '(Crank that) Soulja Boy'

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?

Listen to "A Tout Le Monde" by Megadeth then "Watch Me" by who the hell cares and tell me which one is moe lyrically creative.

Ok then tell me a rap song that's doesn't mention Gangs Drugs Sex Alcohol cars yeah there's only a few

3 Guitar solos are stupid

They are really boring in songs. In my opinion, the only reason they put them there is for filler to make the songs seem "meaningful" when they really aren't.

You're not a metal fan. I can see that in your opinion. But boring? You can't say that. Are you a pop or rap fan?

Playing guitar solos requires a fairly high level of instrumental skill unlike mouthing off over being a ghetto thug and criminal like a monkey.

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.

I already know how to play guitar solos. All you do is play random notes as fast as you can

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.

4 No posers

I agree that rap is better than metal but some metal genres can be good but rap is still better than the good metal genres.Also number 3 is kinda true considering that most metalheads think that you're a poser just because you like Nu Metal or Metalcore but in rap it doesn't matter whether you like awesome rappers like Tupac and Eminem or whether you like garbage mumble rappers like Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj you are still considered a rap fan.-LitSavage

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

Metal musicians actually care about their music. Rappers are just in it for the money and fame.

Why does everyone ever always fall for troll lists?

Who do you always make comments that make no sense whatsoever?

5 Rap has better beats

Yeah, better beats, as in those overused buzzing hi hat beats that are used in EVERY SINGLE song and are created by a computer. Metal actually uses different beats.

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

By that logic, one direction, Justin Bieber, and lady gaga are the best artists of our generation. Popular doesn't mean better, bud.

Stolen beats, rappers just care about samples and not for create their own beats, Metal for the Win!

6 Rap is more popular

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'

By that logic, one direction, Justin Bieber, and lady gaga are the best artists of our generation. Popular doesn't mean better

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.

It is especially much more popular among maximum-security prison populations.

7 They use computers

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.

It's pathetic how people are falling for this obvious troll. He's doing this for attention guys, stop giving it to him.

Which is why it's not better! Metal is actual music, while rap is just electronics.

The fact that the music is computerized makes it worse, not better.

8 No annoying fanbases

I have looked at TheTopTens and have found lists on why to hate rap and why metal is better, but all that proves is the immaturity of the metal fanbase.

Sagging pants was originally done by prisoners that wanted to announce the availability of their rear ends to other prisoners.

Except for the wannabe gangsters that wear weed shirts, stupid snapbacks, and their pants around their ankles.

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.

Wrong Silento Lil Wayne Kanye West Nicki Minaj all have terrible fanbases

9 Rap gives minorities and people of color more of a platform to speak about the mistreatment in society today

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.

10 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

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.

How utterly stupid. But what can be expected from a cretin that hates books and doesn't see that as something to be ashamed of?

Rappers can be very famous, and some might consider them poets, but they are definitely not "musicians".

The Contenders

11 It's cool

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.

You do realize that less than 1% of metal bands are satanic. There are more 'gangsta rap' (advocating crime) than satanic metal

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.

And now another troll list has made it on to the Hottest New Lists page...

Both genres are pretty cool.

12 Rap fans don't bully people who like other genres of music

Yet you make this list.

One of the few truer items

13 Metal is no longer popular

There are millions of people that still like metal, and since when does popularity make something better?

Yeah, because they are not many cool guys left in this world and it has been taken over by idiots

Therefore, nobody likes metal anymore

Bullcrap, no one likes it

14 Metal is trash

Number 12 is "rap fans don't bully people who like other genres". Yet "metal is trash" is 13.

Shall I book you an appointment with a psychiatrist

You just don't like metal, do you?

You've run out of arguments.

15 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"

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.

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

Yes because they know rap sucks

Yet they make fun of others.

16 Metal fans have similar thoughts compared to a racist in the sense as they think that their genre is superior

Metal: no racial slurs

Rap: about forty N-words per song on average

But many rap songs have the N-word in it...

I'm a metalhead and I'm not racist.

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!

17 Metal fans think everything mainstream is bad

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.

We just don't listen to mainstream (not much, anyways). That's only the elitists.

And we're actually right. Nowadays everything is just completely bland.

Because it IS bad. And this is about the music, not the fans. Dumbass

18 Rap was ruling in the 90s

Rap always sucked! I prefer 90s Metal

19 Rap fans are more accepting of each other

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.

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)

Metalheads are VERY accepting, too. The elitists give this a bad name.

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