Marsupialized wrote:Rap music is stupid music made by stupid people for stupid people to listen to.
I do not find it hard to believe they were stupid.
Maybe the rap music you've heard is stupid. Early L.L. Cool J, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Nas, Dalek, Beastie Boys and The Wu-Tang Clan are just as compelling as any Fugazi record. You might not appreciate it, but rap as creative artform is not stupid.
That statement is about as informed as lumping indie music with Vampire Weekend or lumping rock music with Limp Bizkit or punk rock with Good Charlotte.
Odd Future from what Steve says about them sound like assholes...they suck. Fuck em.
I have heard tons and tons of rap music and known all kinds of people who loved it more than anything and played it and talked about it endlessly. I have heard hours and hours and hours of it at jobs, parties, driving in cars, doing radio shows, playing in clubs, in studios, live on stage and every other way you can imagine. Since I was a small child when it was new till this very day, spent all day listening to the rap station at work.
After all this, I have come to the conclusion that it is pretty much fucking stupid music made by fucking stupid people for other stupid fucking people to listen to.
Yes, there are a handful of hip hop albums I enjoy and listen to from time to time but even those, there will be literally 40 or 50 different times I cringe at something being said because it's either so fucking ridiculously drooling half a brain stupid or flat out hideous and unpleasant. I cannot think of even one hip hop album that does not have repeated moments of absolute retard stupidity interspliced with anything decent on it.
I have had people play me tons of shit that was supposed to be the 'intelligent' or 'indie' hip hop and guess what? It's almost always some idiot rapping about how awesome he is, almost universally. I am so awesome because blah blah blah and I am super cool and awesome because yadda yadda yadda. YAWN. Give me a fucking break.
The music, the beats are absolutely simple to make, I can whip you up a whole shitload of hip hop tracks in about an hour that will be absolutely on par with anything else out there. There is absolutely nothing to sampling and slicing up samples and putting it to a beat, it's literally three buttons. Click click click, no matter what anyone wants to pretend, it's nowhere even remotely near something that it takes any talent whatsoever, besides maybe
finding obscure samples to use and learning to use the actual sampler. Most don't even use obscure samples, they use shit straight off ready made sample discs that I have sitting right here or recycle shit that's been done a billion times before and usually better.
I do not have that part of my brain that gives things a pass just because I am supposed
to or I am NOT supposed to say anything bad about it. Fuck that shit, man. I have this affliction where I hold all things to the same standards. I am kind of deeply into music and when it's fucking stupid I say it's fucking stupid, I don't care who the fuck made it or waht the socialogical implications may be.
Most hip hop, most rap music is fucking horrible, stupid ass music for stupid fucks to listen to. Most hardcore, death metal, smooth jazz, hippie jam shit, same thing, but we are not talking about death metal or any of that shit, we are talking about stupid ass rap music.
Why would any of you waste your time with any of those comments sections? Those are people who don't even have their own PRF, they just randomly shoot their shit over random walls. The yelling street corner homeless of the internet. At least we have a group home, you know?