Top 10 Reasons Why Rap Music Should Stay

The Top Ten

1 It helps us understand how life is hard

Rock music does the same for me. - Userguy44

I don't need songs to tell me how hard life is.

2 It's like other genres

No it’s not, but that’s one of the things that makes it special, the fact that it’s different from other genres. - 3DG20

3 It helps you focus
4 It helps you express yourself

Rap is a form of self-expression which is fundamentally similar to poetry. You wouldn't guess that listening to Anaconda or any other C.Rap, but the origins and roots of rap mean that it should stay, and should not be given up on, even if the days of Tupac, Biggie and overall GOOD music are long gone and can only be relived through listening to their music.

This should be number 1.-TheCoolGuy1

5 It has good songs
6 It helps you write better
7 It makes you smarter

How? - Userguy44

8 It's not just about killing
9 It can be educational
10 It's just not talking about getting pregnant at a young age

The Contenders

11 It can give us ideas

It has helped us create Nu Metal and has paved way for a lot of bands. For better (Korn) or for worse (Limp Bizkit).

Some of the best Nu Metal bands I can think of are Korn, Slipknot, Disturbed, Evanescence, Papa Roach, Linkin Park (in the early 2000's), Demon Hunter, and Dope.

12 It can teach us what life is like in the ghetto
13 It can encourage us to never join gangs and to never do crimes
14 It can be inspirational
15 It can teach political lessons
16 Rap is more than just gang related topics
17 Rap is not for everyone

Indeed. - Userguy44

This is what Prodigy said. Rap is not for everyone because nowadays more and more people are trying to imitate rappers. Seeing how tough and badass they can be.

18 Rap can teach kids that being a thug isn't cool and fun.
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