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January 2nd, 2008 at 11:08am
I was thinking, people normally think of rap and pop to degrade woman. Alot of rock does too, like if you read interviews with some rock stars they will be like "I banged 10 chicks last night" some of them are just sick. and same with talking about drugs and stuff, rock musicans get on drugs too.

I think rap just has a bad rep for it. I mean i'm not even a rap fan. I just think it has a bad rep for things rock does too.
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January 2nd, 2008 at 01:07pm
I do like some rap music. And you know what? That song...Technology. Its pretty obvious its about porn, but in away, it kind of tackles the issue of porn addiction. Different styles of music handle things in different ways. Like, I'm sure that if in Green Day's early days, had Billie written something on porn addiction it would have been describing the woman or the act or whatever and kind of like "Is something wrong with me? I don't think there is. I don't care." or something...yeah, I can't predict lyrics but yeah.

And even Green Day's a little degrading *hides*. I was actually kind of like O_o when I first saw the Holiday video...cuz those scary women...
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January 2nd, 2008 at 01:12pm
You know, I don't think women dancing in videos is automatically degrading. If someone wants to prance around in a video half naked, more power to them. It isn't my place to judge what they do with their life. I think it would be more degrading to try and stop them and not allow them to make their own choices. Now, if they're dancing to lyrics calling them bitches or something, that would be different. But really, I don't have a problem with the holiday girls. Coffee
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January 2nd, 2008 at 10:44pm
You know, I think that the reason rap is labeled as degrading and violent is just because the artists are more upfront about what they're singing about. In the majority of the rock songs I've heard, and from what I've read, the meaning in most rock songs is hidden, or open to interpretation, so you can take the meaning whichever way you want. It's all in how you percieve it.
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January 3rd, 2008 at 10:04am
Either way i still like the music...Shifty
i dont really focus on why songs are made or what they are abiut..if i enjoy listening to it then...thats why
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January 3rd, 2008 at 07:56pm
I just don't like the rhythm of a lot of rap. It isn't a style that I prefer. However, I do like a lot of rap songs. I think I like the ones that are different from the rest. A lot of mainstream songs are typically about the same thing (rap and rock alike) and I like the ones that break away. Rap included. That's why I like Green Day and Kanye West alike. They have certain songs that are just too original for me not to like. It's all music anyway. My ears do the judging, so I guess it's a little hard for me to explain.
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January 5th, 2008 at 07:33pm
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January 5th, 2008 at 08:54pm
emilytx:
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emilytx:
SUCKS



Wow thanks for your input there. Now, How ab out you actually give reasons other than Rap sucks? I mean your posts were soo contributing to the conversation as it was... Rolling Eyes
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January 6th, 2008 at 01:07am
emilytx:
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Please put your post together next time. You've done that in another forum as well.
And, yes, we're all free to express our opinions here, but next time, please try to do so in an intelligent fashion Up
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January 10th, 2008 at 10:13pm
I'm ok with rap. I like fort minor. and a bit of kanye west.It's one of my guilty pleasures.
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January 12th, 2008 at 03:55pm
Drummergirl:
I'm ok with rap. I like fort minor. and a bit of kanye west.It's one of my guilty pleasures.

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January 21st, 2008 at 10:03pm
It's nice to see such intelligent posts. Rolling Eyes
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January 23rd, 2008 at 06:21pm
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I really don't like rap...lol Eminem is skittles!


Sometimes I wonder why and what that meant... Coffee

I would say rap is okay, but what I don't like is when they talk about ''hoes'', their cars, drinking,etc. Confused Okay, I said my opinion
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January 25th, 2008 at 09:48am
Well I think that only poser rap sucks... I like Fort Minor and Kaliber 44 (polish)...
They're really nice- their si\ongs have meaning, nice melody etc.

I hate rapers who's like 50 Cent.... They're sexist videos and stuffs like that. They only sings (ok rap is not singing...) about sex, moneys and drugs.
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January 25th, 2008 at 12:04pm
I don't hate rap, but it is defiantley not my favourite genre.

I have nothing against the lyrics, as once you look at them more clearly, you can see the talent that is behind them.

I think, I just generally don't like the sound of it.

But I have nothing against people who like rap, as long as they don't have anything against the music I like.
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January 28th, 2008 at 12:16am
SunsetOverMonroevile:
Well I think that only poser rap sucks... I like Fort Minor and Kaliber 44 (polish)...
They're really nice- their si\ongs have meaning, nice melody etc.

I hate rapers who's like 50 Cent.... They're sexist videos and stuffs like that. They only sings (ok rap is not singing...) about sex, moneys and drugs.


The funny is, Rock is just as sexist as been stated later in this thread. Just as much about sex. Just as much about money and drugs. Therefore thats completely stupid to say if your into any form of rock really. And 50 cent only gets name because he's one of the few that people know. He's not the only one, and surely isnt the biggest one. there are so many more.


Btw, fort minor isnt even that great a rapper to be truely honest. He wont ever be greatly respected as a rapper either. He's doesnt really have an original flow, or style. Yeah his lyrics are alot better than most rappers out now, i agree. However he is just as generic with his style as others are.
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January 28th, 2008 at 03:03pm
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SunsetOverMonroevile:
Well I think that only poser rap sucks... I like Fort Minor and Kaliber 44 (polish)...
They're really nice- their si\ongs have meaning, nice melody etc.

I hate rapers who's like 50 Cent.... They're sexist videos and stuffs like that. They only sings (ok rap is not singing...) about sex, moneys and drugs.


The funny is, Rock is just as sexist as been stated later in this thread. Just as much about sex. Just as much about money and drugs. Therefore thats completely stupid to say if your into any form of rock really. And 50 cent only gets name because he's one of the few that people know. He's not the only one, and surely isnt the biggest one. there are so many more.


Btw, fort minor isnt even that great a rapper to be truely honest. He wont ever be greatly respected as a rapper either. He's doesnt really have an original flow, or style. Yeah his lyrics are alot better than most rappers out now, i agree. However he is just as generic with his style as others are.


only 8% of rock songs is sexist , about drugs etc. 80 % of rap songs is about thisCool I know that 50 cent is not biggest but the most stupid I think.
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January 28th, 2008 at 08:05pm
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SunsetOverMonroevile:
Well I think that only poser rap sucks... I like Fort Minor and Kaliber 44 (polish)...
They're really nice- their si\ongs have meaning, nice melody etc.

I hate rapers who's like 50 Cent.... They're sexist videos and stuffs like that. They only sings (ok rap is not singing...) about sex, moneys and drugs.


The funny is, Rock is just as sexist as been stated later in this thread. Just as much about sex. Just as much about money and drugs. Therefore thats completely stupid to say if your into any form of rock really. And 50 cent only gets name because he's one of the few that people know. He's not the only one, and surely isnt the biggest one. there are so many more.


Btw, fort minor isnt even that great a rapper to be truely honest. He wont ever be greatly respected as a rapper either. He's doesnt really have an original flow, or style. Yeah his lyrics are alot better than most rappers out now, i agree. However he is just as generic with his style as others are.


only 8% of rock songs is sexist , about drugs etc. 80 % of rap songs is about thisCool I know that 50 cent is not biggest but the most stupid I think.


Link to your information on your percentages please. Because There are deffinately as many out there in rock as in rap.
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January 28th, 2008 at 08:54pm
syco:
SunsetOverMonroevile:
syco:
SunsetOverMonroevile:
Well I think that only poser rap sucks... I like Fort Minor and Kaliber 44 (polish)...
They're really nice- their si\ongs have meaning, nice melody etc.

I hate rapers who's like 50 Cent.... They're sexist videos and stuffs like that. They only sings (ok rap is not singing...) about sex, moneys and drugs.


The funny is, Rock is just as sexist as been stated later in this thread. Just as much about sex. Just as much about money and drugs. Therefore thats completely stupid to say if your into any form of rock really. And 50 cent only gets name because he's one of the few that people know. He's not the only one, and surely isnt the biggest one. there are so many more.


Btw, fort minor isnt even that great a rapper to be truely honest. He wont ever be greatly respected as a rapper either. He's doesnt really have an original flow, or style. Yeah his lyrics are alot better than most rappers out now, i agree. However he is just as generic with his style as others are.


only 8% of rock songs is sexist , about drugs etc. 80 % of rap songs is about thisCool I know that 50 cent is not biggest but the most stupid I think.


Link to your information on your percentages please. Because There are deffinately as many out there in rock as in rap.
I agree with syco. Both rock and rap artists have a great deal of shared material, which includes sexist lyrics in some cases. As I've stated before, rock artists tend to dress up the sexism better than rappers do. Also, rap does have a reputation for mysogynistic overtones, so people notice that theme more when it comes to the genre.
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