Skip to comments.Rap Is Crap
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,  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  T.I.s Road to Redemption. This from a guy who dealt drugs as a teen and got busted for coke in 1998.
Heres 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. Heres a sample lyric Whatever You Like: Late night sex so wet youre so tight Let me put this big boy in yo life / The thang get so wet, it hit so right.
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Since that rhymed...isn’t that rap itself? And if it is isn’t it ah forget it.
Rap is to music as Ebonics is to the English Language...an abomination.
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
She's starting to come around.
I let her listen to my Rush 2112 and Deep Purple in Concert with the Royal Philharmonic.
If all rhyming is rap then I suppose yes...everything that rhymes is crap.
I rarely hear any of this stuff better than grade C rap.
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.
Classy people we have here\s
True, what passes for popular music today is a kick in the nuts to the great black composers and performers.
Hey, that's "classy" with a K baby....Klassy!
Rap ‘music’ is just one of the more visible symbols of a society rotting from the inside out.
Rap is ghetto garbage!
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.
Exactly what I have said!
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.
Whatever T.I.’s failings, without him we wouldn’t have Weird Al’s excellent parody:
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’.
Everything else I've heard is total crap.
And "Hip hop" isn't even worth mentioning.
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.
Somewhere in the mid-90's it lost its way when it became "gangsta".
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....
Government cheese? Is Weird Al a Levinite?
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.
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.
Weird Al still GOT it!
Show me the Washingtons, LOL!!!!
Could it be Charlie Pride?
No it was a young guy.
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.
TCM - My son’s favorite song is High Roller, he cant get enough of it...
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...
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.
How about Darius Rucker?
Lets face it, 50 Cent is a long way from ten alley cats in a fifty gallon drum with the lid screwed on top.
“Hey, that’s “classy” with a K baby....Klassy!”
Yes Ole LBJ would be proud of How his Great Society worked out.
The writer of the piece is just points to the punchbowl and says, "Hey, see that turd? Rap put it there."
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
Not really a musician but:
All About the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America
By John McWhorter
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.
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.
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.
He performed at this year’s Houston Live Stock and Rodeo this month.
yeah, i think that’s him! He’s good!
That’s the man. He sounds great. And i never liked Hootie and the Blowfish.
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.
And he's making money doing a legitimate profession. He owns his own record label. Who cares about his past?
Heres 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?
Gang-banging hand signals on the teleprompter! lol!