Worst Things About Rap Music

Rap music is amazing in its influence and popularity. Far more than just a musical style, rap and the sub-genres of rap have created distinct cultures with specific expectations, status symbols, and norms.

But while some rap artists have worked to buck the trend, much of rap music seems to be heading down a scary path of intolerance, self-destruction, and violence. This list seeks to identify the worst things about those forms of rap music that do more harm to society than good.

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21 Hip Hop Feuds
22 Diss Tracks

Why drama? - NikoX

Some, few I guess, but still, makes sense. Suhtadit by Slincraze, Sanat Ei Tehny Tätä Laulua by Asa, Go To Sleep by Slincraze and Kaks Lakii by Avain.

23 Rappers Using Stupid Slang

How is slang stupid

24 Excessive Profanity

Yes, using the same cuss word at the end of every sentence does help make everything rhyme, but really, it's enough already. And it's not just that it is objectionable language. If you use ANY word that many times it sounds stupid. If rap lyrics are supposed to be an art, then excessive profanity is like only drawing pictures of vaginas. It may be amusing at first, and simple minds will have more tolerance for it, but eventually people are going to want to see a picture of a sunset.

I agree.. Rap uses too much unnecessary profanity, making it look like a bad and uneducated music genre as if it takes no talent to rap since curse words are the first words to be used when one can't think of any other words, and it gives rap a bad image when a so called rapper uses curse words as "fillers"

My sister and I conducted an experiment a few weeks ago. I had the idea of counting the ''indecencies'' on one particular song. So, I brought a paper and a pencil to the living room and sat on the table while my sister played a song on the computer. Anyway, getting to the point! I counted 34 curse words on the first minute and a half, until my sister and I gave up on it, after being told I missed some. - DogsUnleashed

I like profane metal sort of, but as long as it has a point... profane rap isn't like that - Lucretia

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25 Difficult to Understand
26 Trap Music
27 Most Modern Phony Rappers Compare Themselves to Tupac and Biggie
28 Sampling

It's one thing to cover someone else's song. It's another to steal bits and pieces and try to pass them off as your own. But honestly, this might be one of the more entertaining parts of listening to most rap music. It's like a game. Try to figure out what song that hook, baseline, or chorus originally came from.

Sampling can be used in some pretty creative, often times genius, ways. Better than plagiarism. - WonkeyDude98

I think sampling's a positive thing in music. It's just a way of saying not all beats are gonna be 100% original. So some beats are gonna have to be sampled anyway.

You guys need to listen to some DJ Shadow. - Rambles

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29 Imitators
30 Glorification of Violence

Not much really needs to be said here. The fact that rappers are killing other rappers because of something they said in a rhyme is ludicrous.

50 Cent became known because he was shot up, scarred, and lived to tell about it. It's a sad thing that we think more of him for this than we do for the doctor who toiled through years of schooling, earned the right to be called a surgeon, and used his education and skill to save yet another person's life.

In some lyrics they spread their hatred of rival gangs like bloods and crips even killing them. Do you think children and teens should be listening to threes awful lyrics?

Worse than Profanity, Drugs and Alcohol, this influences and covers and causes them all, Violence through Alcohol and Drugs, and Profanity influencing Violence. SCREW VIOLENCE, IT IS AGGRESIVE AND BAD INFLUENCE! - marlonacott

The is the most inaccurate list I have ever read

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31 Sellouts
32 Offensive Lyrics

What about metal muzic eh

33 Ghostwriters

Be original, write your own lyrics and your set

34 Songs About Strip Clubs

I hate that kind of stuff - EvilCuteGirlJigglypuff

35 Terrible Rappers Having Decent Beats to Their Songs

Maybe that's why people keep buying their stuff.

That's sort of the reason I listen to it. - Popsicles

Honestly, I can tolerate people like Lil Jon or T-Pain who fall under this. There's a time and place for everything, including these kinds of rappers. - WonkeyDude98

36 Negative Messages

It could send bad messages to ounger viewers

37 Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj

Neither of them are even close to the worst of their genre, and Lil Wayne was an album away from being one of the greatest...until Rebirth. - WonkeyDude98

These people are pop stars not Hip Hop artists. - Rambles

Wayne is dope though

love them

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38 Swag Rappers
39 Bad Rapper Names

You're judging them by their name, when there is are bands you all love like Cattle Decapitation, Queen, and BUTTHOLE SURFERS. - WonkeyDude98

Some of those names are actually the rappers name

Violent J, Swaggy 2 Dope, but still, AxCx, Cinderella, Ratt, Danger Danger, Dangerous Toys, Bang Tango, Love/Hate, Shotgun Messiah, White Lion, Hanoi Rocks, Poison, what sort of names are those? - Lucretia

Schoolboy Q, Chance the Rapper, Soulja Boy, Lil Scrappy, Peanut Butter Wolf, Waka Flocka Flame, Machine Gun Kelly, Flo Rida, Birdman, Chamillionaire, Big Pun, 2 Chainz, J Cole, Mike Will-Made It, Fetty Wap, Pitbull, Tyga, Lil Boosie, DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled, Macklemore, Lil Jon, YG, Future, Rich Homie Quan, Lil Poopy, Wiz Khalifa, etc.

All those names I listed above. what kind of names are those? they all sound like crap!

40 The Attitude

The stuff they say and they way people in rap songs sing would make an elementary choir teacher go insane. Speaking like a mentally-challenged ape doesn't make you sound cool. You just sound like a dumb ass. Their attitude is far from kid-friendly, yet I hear 12-year-olds listening to this meaningless, mindless, and pointless, brainwashing. The attitude of these songs make me feel like killing myself. The attitude it unpleasant, annoying, and dull.

I hate the stupid ratchet "language" and its disrespect for English grammar. Example: You be/I be/We be/They be. The attitude is toxic.

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