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Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 28th 2009, 04:18 AM

So, who do you like best? What kind of rap do you like best?
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What is it about rap that you like, or don't like?

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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 28th 2009, 11:04 AM

I despise Rap . I bloody hate it
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 28th 2009, 11:10 AM

I like rap. The word play is just art in my opinion. Admittedly, there's a lot of crap stuff in the 'gangsta' rap scene, but the beats are usually really good.
Favourite rapper would have to be Eminem without a shadow of a doubt.


   
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 28th 2009, 12:05 PM

One music Genre I detest has to be Rap. I just find the beats annoying and in my opinion its not singing, therefore not really music.
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 28th 2009, 01:14 PM

I'm not overly keen on rap. Except for Eminem and Fatboy Slim ... I was brought up on them because my dad loves them, so I've got to LOVE them!


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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 28th 2009, 01:40 PM

I'm somewhat really into rap. I only really listen to Fort Minor, and I do it myself


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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 28th 2009, 02:42 PM

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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 28th 2009, 03:15 PM

I'm not the biggest fan of rap music, but I do like some of Eminem's old songs. :]
   
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 28th 2009, 03:19 PM

I don't particularly like rap but I dont mind if there is a bit of rap in a song, in fact I quite like it sometimes


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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 28th 2009, 04:08 PM

im not usually into rap, but im not against it.

recently discovered the cool kids and i love them! and of course kanye and whatnot..

listening to lil wayne now..i dont get the impression that he respects women very much.


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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 28th 2009, 04:10 PM

I like the kind of rap which is now considered main stream. You know...Akon....50 Cent...etc


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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 28th 2009, 10:21 PM

I haven't been listening to rap so much lately.

I like Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony and Nas if I had to listen to something now.
   
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 28th 2009, 11:01 PM

I'm not overly keen on rap. Yeah I like Eminem, Hollywood Undead, even Linkin Park has rap in it.
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 28th 2009, 11:09 PM

i love eminem.. apart from him i'm not too keen on rap really.


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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 29th 2009, 02:30 AM

i like some rap, but a lot of it just kind of annoys me.
i listen to basically mainstream rap like the play on the pop radio stations and christian rap ( - :


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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 29th 2009, 04:04 PM

I was brought up listening to a couple Eminem songs, but that's all that I can handle. I listen to Eminem every blue moon...but I mostly dislike rap. I'm open to new experiences, so I can't say that I hate rap all-together.
   
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 29th 2009, 06:11 PM

Not a big rap fan. Mainly like a bit of Eminem. I used to be a big gangsta rap fan (yeah...), but I don't like it much anymore except for the nostalgia.


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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 29th 2009, 07:12 PM

I'm not that much of a fan, the only 2 I like are Eminem, Mike Shinoda and Hollywood Undead.


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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 29th 2009, 07:17 PM

I hate rap. I suppose some if it isn't to terrible, but I never enjoy it much, and could never listen to it just because.





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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 29th 2009, 07:47 PM

Not a fan of rap to be honest, but Eminem is my exception.
   
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 29th 2009, 08:07 PM

...Ew, Rap.
I cannot stand rap. At all. I think it's pointless. :P


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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 29th 2009, 08:18 PM

Matisyahu is NOT rap. No way. They are their own genre.

And I hate rap. I can make a rap song right now.

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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 30th 2009, 10:18 AM

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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 30th 2009, 10:45 AM

I love Rap. When the beat and rhymes click its awesome.
The old stuff was great and with all the new music types out today even some of the new stuff is entertaining.
But sadly I have seen a rise in absolutely terrible rap..the kind that doesn't rhyme, just some dude with a husky voice pointing out things he hates, Then proceeds to tell us how many times he punched, shot, etc the thing he hates.
It is kind of sad. It came from a great past.

Edit: HAHA just noticed that anyone who likes rap, likes Eminem.

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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 30th 2009, 11:39 AM

I like Eminem and occasionally other rappers like 50 Cent but it's not one of my favourite genres.


   
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 30th 2009, 11:46 AM

I hate rap with a passion. It isn't music, it's some guy saying silly rhymes really fast to stupid beat. And the topic of each 'song' is about something stupid like sex, or being 'gangsta'. I just prefer music with a tune, and decent singing.
   
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - May 30th 2009, 07:43 PM

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listening to lil wayne now..i dont get the impression that he respects women very much.


He's actually a bit of a nerd in real life But yeah, I liked his stuff when I first heard him because of the autotune he uses on his voice, but it just got really tacky after a while.
His new album (I think it's called The Carter IV), moves more towards a combination of rock and rap, rather than RnB. I heard him performing Prom Queen - his voice sucked live (maybe because of the poor quality video) but the beat seemed good.


   
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - June 1st 2009, 11:17 AM

If it's done by an artist that I like I love it. I always drive to rap.




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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - June 1st 2009, 05:11 PM

I like rap if...
-the song isn't just some idiot bragging about his money, cars, women, or the kinky sex he has with them.
-the song makes a social/political statement.
-the rapper actually has some skill, and isn't just talking about crap with a beat in the background.

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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - June 2nd 2009, 02:22 AM

I generally don't look at rap in a good light, but my exceptions to certain artists are far and few. I can stand some songs by ICP but after a bit I cant stand it. Eminem I also like, and three 6 mafia's song of Some Bodies Gonna Get It (haven't heard any other of their songs).

Aside from that, most rap I cant stand. For one, it's hard to understand what it is that they're saying and lots of it deals either with a) money, b) women/sluts/sex. c) cars and other items. After you've heard a few songs about each of those, it begins to get old, boring, dull, eventually aggrevating, etc... . For Eminem, I can usually understand what he's saying and each song is different and not the same cookie-cutter rap song. ICP also deviates from the cookie-cutter mold but eventually they just get on my nerves. Maybe 2 possibly 3 songs then I want to listen to almost anything else.

The gangster or gangsta or whatever the hell you call it tends to be garbage.

Or, you get some rap/hip hop/pop/ whatever the hell it is where some female is singing/rapping, such as Beyonce and it's easy to understand what she says. Granted her songs tend to bore the crap out of me very fast, however, in many of the female-singer songs, you get some male guy who comes in and craps all over the song. Imagine a song where there's a nice female voice, easy to understand, then some random guy comes in, speeds it up, you can hardly understand him, then at some random point it switches back to the female and if you're lucky, the man pops in at least once more. It just tears the song up and craps all over it.

I don't know which artists fall into which sub-genre, however, if I am to listen to rap, it should be along the lines of Eminem:
1) I can understand just what the person is saying.
2) Once I can understand it, he uses little to no random slang so I'd have to have urbandictionary or something similar up to understand it.
3) If there is a male and female, the songs doesn't get crapped up.
4) Little to none about their cars/other crap, money, women/sex, or drugs. If there is to be any on that, it should be one hell of an amazing song.
5) A beat that's easy to follow and the person actually follows it. Not some obscure beat where the person follows it 50% of the time. Might as well throw some pots and pans down the stairs or give them to some screaming kids to bang around: utter chaos and crap.
   
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - June 2nd 2009, 03:02 AM

Basically, other than a few artists, I hate rap with a burning passion.

Eminem is sweet
Fort Minor, even though I know it's Mike from LP and he's done
Flobots, if you call that rap
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - June 2nd 2009, 04:01 AM

There's many kinds of rap? :confused:


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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - June 2nd 2009, 04:26 AM

Rap is good to an extent. It starts getting lame when they keep using racial slurs, talking bad about women, or too much cussing.
   
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - June 2nd 2009, 04:39 AM

I don't really hate rap...but just like any other genre, I think it has it's bad artists...who just make me want to hide my head in shame.
However, I do like Tiga, Lil Wayne (Just because I respect him...for some unknown reason.), Outkast, and Gym Class Hereos (If they can considered rap?)
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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - June 2nd 2009, 03:35 PM

Okay... I'm not really into rap music but I dont mind listening to some. Although when it comes to Lil Wayne's music, I start hating rap. No offense to the people who likes Lil' Wayne but I just really think that his lyrics are a bit odd. Seriously, why does everything have to have "pussy, money, weeed" in them?! Isn't it annoying for us girls to hear on the radio saying "I'm going to make her pussy whistleeee" ? *yes, its Lil Wayne's lyrics. Don't get me wrong though, my boyfriend is a rapper but he's more on the clean rap. Lil Wayne's lyrics, as I said earlier, is a bit odd. It is cool for the guys but it's disrespectful for the girls. Anyone here agrees with me?

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Re: Rap! Love it? Hate it? - June 3rd 2009, 09:24 PM

I really don't like rap that much. In fact it really irritates me. However there are a few songs that I do like.


   
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