Originally Posted by choc e-Claire
On the one hand, Tesla, I agree with you: rap/hip-hop is kinda shit. (It's not my style, don't hurt me Sev)
On the other hand, what kinda person looks at a murder and says 'good'? Unless it's a fascist or similar.
Saying an entire genre is “shit” is hopefully the kind of bullshit one grows out of.
You couldn’t be more wrong. Like all genres, there’s plenty of shit, and some stuff that’s amazing in wholly unique and undeniable ways.
Hip-hop culture is responsible for a massive portion of the most interesting music of this decade, so while I’m not going to *hurt* you, I am definitely going to take the piss and urge you to educate yourself before spouting off like that.
Try listening to...
good kid, mAAd city/To Pimp a Butterfly/DAMN. (Kendrick)
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy/Yeezus/The Life of Pablo (Kanye)
Nostalgia Ultra/Channel Orange/Blonde (Frank Ocean)
Black Messiah (D’Angelo)
Because the Internet/“Awaken, My Love,” (Childish Gambino)
Doris/I Don’t Like Shit I Don’t Go Outside/Some Rap Songs (Earl Sweatshirt)
Black Ben Carson/Veteran (JPEGMafia)
My Name is my Name/Darkest Before Dawn/Daytona (Pusha T)
Piņata (Freddie Gibbs & Madlib)
SATURATION I-III (Brockhampton)
Black America Again (Common)
We Got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your Service (A Tribe Called Quest)
Acid Rap/Coloring Book (Chance the Rapper)
Summertime ‘06/Prima Donna/Big Fish Theory/FM! (Vince Staples)
XXX/Old/Atrocity Exhibition (Danny Brown)
Telefone/Room 25 (Noname)
How I Got Over/Undun/…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (the Roots)
Dark Comedy/Hella Personal Film Festival/Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Open Mike Eagle)
So the Flies Don’t Come (Milo)
A Good Night in the Ghetto/Before I Wake (Kamaiyah)
Days Before Rodeo/Rodeo/Astroworld (Travis Scott)
4:44 (this guy named Jay-Z or something)
Etc., etc., etc.
... then get back to me and tell me about how “shit” hip-hop culture is.