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Rap Is Crap
BigHollywood.Breitbart.com ^ | 29 March 2009 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 03/30/2009 9:04:40 AM PDT by AreaMan

Rap Is Crap

Posted By Ben Shapiro On March 29, 2009 @ 7:05 am In Entertainment, Featured Story, Politics | 2 Comments

Today, [1] Grammy-winning rapper T.I. (Total Imbecile? Thug Idiot?) was sentenced to 18 months behind bars for illegally owning machine guns and silencers.  In the aftermath of his arrest, prosecutors informed T.I. that he could serve two decades in prison; he quickly agreed to 1000 hours of community service, touring around the U.S. talking to teens about the problems with drugs and gangs.  MTV made a show about him called “[2] T.I.’s Road to Redemption.”  This from a guy who dealt drugs as a teen and got busted for coke in 1998. 

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Here’s the thing: no matter how many hours of community service T.I. does, it will never make up for the crap he puts into the minds of his listeners.  His biggest hit is “Whatever You Like.”  Here’s a sample lyric “Whatever You Like”: Late night sex so wet you’re so tight …Let me put this big boy in yo life / The thang get so wet, it hit so right. 

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In keeping with the hip hop "culture" I say:


1 posted on 03/30/2009 9:04:40 AM PDT by AreaMan
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To: AreaMan

Since that rhymed...isn’t that rap itself? And if it is isn’t it ah forget it.


2 posted on 03/30/2009 9:05:56 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: AreaMan

Rap is to music as Ebonics is to the English Language...an abomination.


3 posted on 03/30/2009 9:08:05 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: AreaMan

Rapper 'Ludacris'

Lyrics to Ludacris' Obama rap song, "Obama Is Here":

"Hey... I'm back on it

like I just signed my record deal, yeah the best is here

The Bentley Coupe paint is drippin wet, it got sex appeal

Never shoulda hated, you never shoulda doubted him

With a slot in the President's iPod, Obama shouted him

Said I handled my biz and I'm one of his favorite rappers

Well give Luda a special pardon if I'm ever in the slammer

Better yet put me in office, make me a Vice President

Hillary hated on you so that bitch is irrelevant

Now Jesse talkin slick and apologizin for WHAT~?!

If you said it then you MEANT it how you want it, head or gut

And all you other politicians tryin to hate on my man

Watch us win majority vote in every STATE on my man

You cain't stop what's 'bout to happen, we 'bout to make history

The first black President it's destined and it's meant to be

The threats ain't fazin us, the nooses or the jokes

Get off your ass black people it's time to get out and vote

Paint the White House black and I'm sure that's got 'em terrified

McCain don't belong in ANY chair unless he's paralyzed

Yeah I said it cause Bush is mentally handicapped

Ball up all of his speeches and just throw 'em like candy wraps

Cause what you talkin I hear nothin even relevant

And you the worst of all 43 Presidents

Get out and vote, or the end'll be near

And the world is ready for change cause Obama is here

YEAHHH! Cause Obama is here

The world is ready for change cause Obama is here

Yeahhhh, cause Obama is here

Say world is ready for change cause Obama is here

Hey!

http://lyrics.rapbasement.com/Ludacris_Politics%20(Obama%20Is%20Here)_lyrics_2129.html

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4 posted on 03/30/2009 9:08:10 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: AreaMan
That's what I call it when talking to my daughter.

'C' rap.

She's starting to come around.
I let her listen to my Rush 2112 and Deep Purple in Concert with the Royal Philharmonic.

5 posted on 03/30/2009 9:08:46 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: domenad
Since that rhymed...isn’t that rap itself? And if it is isn’t it ah forget it.

If all rhyming is rap then I suppose yes...everything that rhymes is crap.

Good work.

6 posted on 03/30/2009 9:09:57 AM PDT by AreaMan
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To: AreaMan

I rarely hear any of this stuff better than grade C rap.


7 posted on 03/30/2009 9:10:22 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: AreaMan

African-American music had a long illustrious run. But with hip-hop, they have finally produced some seriously bad music. And I mean bad as in not good. 50 Cent is a long way from Duke Ellington, or even Chuck Berry.


8 posted on 03/30/2009 9:10:24 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: ETL

Classy people we have here\s


9 posted on 03/30/2009 9:11:48 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: Huck

True, what passes for popular music today is a kick in the nuts to the great black composers and performers.


10 posted on 03/30/2009 9:14:15 AM PDT by AreaMan
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To: Cheetahcat
Classy people we have here\s

Hey, that's "classy" with a K baby....Klassy!

11 posted on 03/30/2009 9:15:18 AM PDT by AreaMan
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To: AreaMan

Rap ‘music’ is just one of the more visible symbols of a society rotting from the inside out.


12 posted on 03/30/2009 9:16:52 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (FOBO)
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To: AreaMan
Rap Is Crap Without the 'C'.
13 posted on 03/30/2009 9:17:28 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Communist China is doing more to foster capitalism in their country than our politicians are doing.)
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To: AreaMan

Rap is ghetto garbage!


14 posted on 03/30/2009 9:19:14 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AreaMan

Rap is the national anthem of the Criminal Culture. They are thugs and criminals with agents- making a little ‘legal’ money off of the ignorant ‘tolerant’ non-thugs.
They come from the ghetto/thug/brutal culture and remain attached to it- evidenced by their frequent deaths by the very ‘culture’ they promote.
Case in point- Rhianna and Beyonce. Both beautiful girls, look classy, BUT, their taste is thug.
Ignorant, criminal trash- wandering shreds of human debris, as El Rushbo says.
I’d hoped rap would go the way of disco- but evidently the criminal class and mindset is too deeply rooted.
Then there are too many of the liberal ‘everything is good’ types who help them glorify the obscenity and violence of all things ‘thug’.
The best we can hope for is a rap Valentines Day massacre, a-la- the Mafia.


15 posted on 03/30/2009 9:21:29 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Exactly what I have said!


16 posted on 03/30/2009 9:22:00 AM PDT by Commander X (Liberalism: Spurring the decay of the USA)
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To: AreaMan

For what it’s worth, American citizens should be free to own both machine guns and silencers (without gov’t permission or ‘tax stamps’) under the Second Amendment.


17 posted on 03/30/2009 9:22:52 AM PDT by Sloth (The tree of liberty desperately needs watering.)
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To: AreaMan

Whatever T.I.’s failings, without him we wouldn’t have Weird Al’s excellent parody:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRVi0paZlfI


18 posted on 03/30/2009 9:26:45 AM PDT by Sloth (The tree of liberty desperately needs watering.)
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To: AreaMan

Rap “music” was invented by and for black guys that can’t sing. And mosts rap doesn’t have any actual musical instruments associated with it, except sampled bits played over and over.

Ever hear snoop-dog try to sing a genuine note? Dude be trippin’.


19 posted on 03/30/2009 9:27:41 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: AreaMan
Tone Loc had some cool tunes....and Run DMC had a few. The Crystal Method and SNAP have a few good rap songs.

Everything else I've heard is total crap.

And "Hip hop" isn't even worth mentioning.

20 posted on 03/30/2009 9:28:40 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: Just another Joe
That's what I call it when talking to my daughter. 'C' rap. She's starting to come around. I let her listen to my Rush 2112 and Deep Purple in Concert with the Royal Philharmonic.

When my kids were teenagers and they listened to that "music" i used to say: "K-Rap, Krap FM".

We always exposed our kids to our music and they finally came around to loving it. My son even plays some older stuff on guitar. I pointed out to them how RAP is all the same. It's about ME ME ME or money or ho's. Whereas older music has a bit more substance to it lyrically and that rap is all about a hook and that isn't really music. Now they appreciate Johnny Cash and CCR and Zeppelin etc. It's gotta be KRAP if even the intended audience is getting tired of it.

21 posted on 03/30/2009 9:29:48 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I'll admit, I like a lot of the rap from the 80's, and even some early 90's. Both the comedic and political had some musical value.

Somewhere in the mid-90's it lost its way when it became "gangsta".

22 posted on 03/30/2009 9:31:13 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: AreaMan

I wonder what the great black Jazz, R&B and Motown artists, individuals with REAL talent, think of (C)rap.

In light of the fact that race appears to trump all among many black Americans, maybe I shouldn’t ask....


23 posted on 03/30/2009 9:32:32 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Sloth

Government cheese? Is Weird Al a Levinite?


24 posted on 03/30/2009 9:33:08 AM PDT by Freedom_Fighter_2001 (When money is no object - it's your money they're talking about)
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To: Huck
African-American music had a long illustrious run. But with hip-hop, they have finally produced some seriously bad music. And I mean bad as in not good. 50 Cent is a long way from Duke Ellington, or even Chuck Berry.

I was watching CMT the other day and i saw this black guy singing country music. I don't remember his name but his voice was great and his song was beautiful. And i was thinking that maybe Nashville is finding that they may have a potential audience with blacks. My husband mentioned that it makes sense since country music, many American musical genres really, sprung from African-American music. I read a lot about the history and progression of music and this is true.

On a related note i recently finished a book called "Hotel California". It's a biographical story of the singer songwriters who lived in the valleys in LA during the period from about 1965 to 75. People like Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Linda Rondstadt, The Eagles, Joni Mitchell, and many others. The commentary was how good the music was then because these people sang about their lives and the record companies gave the artists time to develop. But then the era of singer songwriters went away again and people were just singing songs that someone else wrote and it wasn't as good. And how the music business became just a souless machine. There's so much more depth to it, so if you're interested in music i highly recommend it.

25 posted on 03/30/2009 9:40:18 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Huck

Or, how about Wes Montgomery or George Benson on guitar? The Modern Jazz Quartet was also one of my favorites. And, Ella Fitzgerald in Berlin doing scat beats C-rap anyday.


26 posted on 03/30/2009 9:41:09 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Sloth

Bwhahahahaha!!! LMAOFOTFF!!!

Weird Al still GOT it!

Show me the Washingtons, LOL!!!!


27 posted on 03/30/2009 9:42:07 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: uncitizen

Could it be Charlie Pride?


28 posted on 03/30/2009 9:42:09 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: 12Gauge687

No it was a young guy.


29 posted on 03/30/2009 9:43:36 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: AreaMan

OK, but from a very wrong messenger... ;)

This kind of thing needs to come from black jazz artists, who have every right to feel outraged by the damage rap culture has done.

30 posted on 03/30/2009 9:44:02 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("If you cannot pick it up and run with it, you don't really own it." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

TCM - My son’s favorite song is High Roller, he cant get enough of it...


31 posted on 03/30/2009 9:49:12 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: AreaMan

I love real rap music from the 80’s.

Run DMC was/is great and Rev. Run is awesome.

And I don’t know how effective a conservative message is if we’re going to promote shooting people we disagree with...


32 posted on 03/30/2009 9:50:56 AM PDT by JenB987
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To: ETL

I’ve never understood why the adults in this country have allowed such vile entertainment to be performed where children are in the audience. But it’s difficult to stop because of a combination of the 2nd amendment, the profits it brings the entertainers, and the difficulty of limiting access to the various froms of mass entertainment distribution.


33 posted on 03/30/2009 9:56:31 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: uncitizen

How about Darius Rucker?


34 posted on 03/30/2009 9:58:27 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Huck

Lets face it, 50 Cent is a long way from ten alley cats in a fifty gallon drum with the lid screwed on top.


35 posted on 03/30/2009 9:58:58 AM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: AreaMan

“Hey, that’s “classy” with a K baby....Klassy!”

Yes Ole LBJ would be proud of How his Great Society worked out.


36 posted on 03/30/2009 9:59:49 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: JenB987
Nobody is saying to shoot people that disagree with you.

The writer of the piece is just points to the punchbowl and says, "Hey, see that turd? Rap put it there."

37 posted on 03/30/2009 10:01:31 AM PDT by AreaMan
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To: Dionysius

• From the Rapper Million $$ Bill....

Kill the Rapper,Kill him dead
Shoot the scoundrel in the head

Crush his throat with his gold chain
Watch the video of his pain.

Hate the bastard, the illigit
Mouthing nonsensense, verbal shit

The story here that we must tell
Let the sob rot in hell


38 posted on 03/30/2009 10:02:36 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . John Galt hell !...... where is Francisco d┬ĺAnconia)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
This kind of thing needs to come from black jazz artists, who have every right to feel outraged by the damage rap culture has done.

Not really a musician but:

All About the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America
By John McWhorter

39 posted on 03/30/2009 10:06:36 AM PDT by AreaMan
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To: AreaMan

I wasn’t talking about the article. I was talking about your bumper sticker in your comment.

Things like that make this site look bad and to the thousands of lurking idiots out there, it looks like we condone shooting people from cultures or backgrounds we disagree with. It’s why we are called racists and bigots. I’m sure there is some lurker here just waiting to see things like that for use in their campaign to shut this site down.


40 posted on 03/30/2009 10:31:12 AM PDT by JenB987
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To: JenB987
Oh, ok..my mistake.

In my defense, it is exactly that kind of behavior that is at the heart of Hip-Hop/Rap culture and their "songs." I was just taking a cue from their "music," but I understand your point.

41 posted on 03/30/2009 10:35:38 AM PDT by AreaMan
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To: ETL

42 posted on 03/30/2009 10:36:03 AM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
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To: AreaMan

Trust me, I’m no fan of most new music now-a-days, and 90% of the hip-hop music put out is disgusting, to say the least. There’s a hypocrisy that exudes around topics like this and anytime we make a point using their logic, it’s twisted to look like our logic.

I understand your point, also. I just hate to see us conservatives and this site get a bad break because of liberal idiocy.


43 posted on 03/30/2009 10:45:57 AM PDT by JenB987
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To: uncitizen
Was it the ex-lead from Hootie and the Blowfish? (Darius Rucker) He's got a new country career going and a single out right now.


44 posted on 03/30/2009 10:45:57 AM PDT by agrace
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To: agrace

He performed at this year’s Houston Live Stock and Rodeo this month.


45 posted on 03/30/2009 10:50:39 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: 12Gauge687

yeah, i think that’s him! He’s good!


46 posted on 03/30/2009 11:02:22 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: agrace

That’s the man. He sounds great. And i never liked Hootie and the Blowfish.


47 posted on 03/30/2009 11:03:21 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: SeaHawkFan

My husband pointed out his single last night on the radio - pretty good. I didn’t recognize his voice until I was told who he was, and then of course it was unmistakable.


48 posted on 03/30/2009 11:03:23 AM PDT by agrace
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To: AreaMan
This from a guy who dealt drugs as a teen and got busted for coke in 1998.

And he's making money doing a legitimate profession. He owns his own record label. Who cares about his past?

Here’s the thing: no matter how many hours of community service T.I. does, it will never make up for the crap he puts into the minds of his listeners.

And I could say the same thing about rock and country music. Where was this author at when Marilyn Manson was spewing neo-Satanic crap and promoting a goth culture among suburban white teens?

49 posted on 03/30/2009 11:09:01 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Lizavetta

Gang-banging hand signals on the teleprompter! lol!


50 posted on 03/30/2009 11:24:39 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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