Rap Music Fades in Popularity

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fitman
11/04/2008

  My sources in New York and New Jersey tell me there's a resurgence of soul thereabouts.

I'll believe it when I hear it.

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oscargamblesfr o
11/04/2008

Gee, I don't know. The kid who wrote those long raps about taking the bus and juicilicious butts might start trying to write epic sagas about Vikings in iambic pentameter instead.

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FranksWildYears on 11/4/2008
My favourite was "Death to the haters who wouldn't give me my allowance and a ride to the mall".
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FranksWildYear s
11/04/2008

I think it already has.  I can hardly wait to see Fifty Cent on Dancing with the Stars.  Sean "Puff Daddy/Puffy/Diddy/the Artist Formerly Known as Marketable" Combs is making an equities play for Martha Stewart's empire.

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irishgit
11/04/2008

It will.

And twenty years from now, people will be holding rap nostalgia parties, the way they throw '80s nights now, or the 60's parties they threw in the 80's or the '50's nostalgia parties they threw in the 70's

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93century
02/16/2008

Yes! That would be cool to see people with walkmans listening to Americas "Horse with no name"!

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BLACKnAMERICA
01/20/2008

Rap music, despite a lot of these current mc's trying their best to ruin rap(mostly from the south), will never die. It's probably the most popular form of music, listened to by Demarus in the hood to Joey in the suburbs.

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MariusQelDroma on 1/20/2008
Care to show me some Arbitron ratings to back up your claim? Last info I had (several years ago) was that country music stomped a mudhole in other formats in the Arbitrons for many metro regions.
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CanadaSucks
07/27/2007

. . .because nothing screams "classy" like forcing other cars to hear your music. . .

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BLACKnAMERICA on 1/20/2008
Yeah I agree, don't you hate it when you're forced to listen to some jerk blasting his hardcore metal music, blasting from his car?
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noaharc
07/26/2007

Yes YOU may listen to any kind of music you wish.  But when I hear it blasting in someone's car then I HAVE to listen to it also.  Explain why that is right.

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LastMessenger3
06/14/2007

I have nothing against rap music, but I would consider myself a hypocrite if I told you I like it.

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DumbBlondeCowg irl
03/14/2006

I don't listen to rap, not often, anyway. I don't care for a lot of it. Its everywhere though, and I doubt it will go away.

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kamylienne
02/20/2006

I'm not a big fan of rap music at all. But I wouldn't want to see any type of artistic expression, whether I like it or not, destroyed simply for my personal tastes. UPDATE: I see that the new title for this is Fades in Popularity rather than destroyed. It's great to see that you seem more accepting of other people's preferences (regardless of your personal tastes), CTVFan, good for you! Second update: I'm quite puzzled by Hartman's comment: most other young Asians I know actually LIKE rap & R&B; music. It's fairly popular for most Asian-Americans. I don't know of any Asian groups "boycotting" rap music. I'm not an expert on Asian American culture, as I can only speak for myself, but as far as I know, it's not like asians are "out to get" anyone.

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mtbmlb
04/20/2005

All it needs is a c placed in front of the word. Whatever happened to '80s rap where it would be about surviving on the streets rather than today, where it's mainly about nailing women.

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AndrewScott
04/14/2005

Rap has stayed popular with white suburban teens because their parents continue to hate it so much. The marketing formulas are often objectionable, because if they weren't, teens wouldn't want the records as much. Innovators with a conscience, like Kanye West and Lauryn Hill, may seem few and far between but I say hate the marketing plans and not hip hop itself.

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sixty7a
03/05/2005

Another six!

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hamchat1
02/28/2005

Retards Attempting Poetry (RAP), is getting out of hand. Just the other night on our news station, they were telling how gangsta rap was encourging drugs and rape.

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souljunkie
02/28/2005

It wont happen fast enough!

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Mooselover
02/27/2005

YES! No longer will the radio be filled with garbage that isn't music. Hopfully rock will pick up and be good like in the old days.

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Blanco~Nino
02/27/2005

Isn't Rap-Music a bit of an oxie moron?

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numbah16tdhaha
12/04/2004

Yes!

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Beloved
12/03/2004

Some rap music is very good

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Well I don't think this well happen.

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cromulance
12/01/2004

I don't think that rap music should fade in popularity. I just think that mainstream rap needs to move away from the violent, misogynistic, and materialistic stereotypes. There are rappers who actually have something of substance to say, and unfortunately they're losing exposure to the bling bling rappers. This is bad not only for today's youth but also for African-Americans because mainstream rappers often set a negative example for their race.

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jgls
12/01/2004

if i had a choice between this and world peace i would probably take world peace, but i would have to think about it.

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abichara
03/13/2004

Well, since censorship is all the trend now, I suppose this one isn't too far off! I personally don't really care for rap music, but the truth is there is a demand for it out in the market. If rap fades in popularity, the big record companies aren't going to give these guys as many contracts. The public isn't so innocent, after all they know what they're buying into. As for myself, I don't like the beat of rap music, but lyrics are lyrics. No one is inspired by this stuff either way.

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ClassicTVFan47
03/09/2004

Rap music is harsh, sexist, racist, is loaded with profanity and sexual content and just plain sounds terrible. I can't believe people actually listen to this dreck. I just cringe when someone is listening to the stupid music so loud that the music shakes. And, even worse, not only are they violating sound laws, they are forcing profanity onto the innocent public! What's even more mind boggling is the fact that there are so many punk rappers: Emimen, Nelly, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, 2Pac, and others.

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freebird_0128
03/09/2004

This is a completely unfair wish. I don't particularly care for rap music myself but a vast majority does. To want to take away the music that makes those individuals is a horrible thing. Everyone is allowed to listen to whatever pleases them even if it drives the rest of us crazy.

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MissPackRat4Je sus
02/09/2004

Although the new rap doesn't appeal to me (especially gangsta rap), I do sometimes get in the mood for '80s/early '90s Christian rap (the same style as mainstream rap, but with wholesome lyrics exalting God and Christian lifestyles). No, I don't think rap music is going anywhere for awhile. There are some who like it, and for those who don't, there will always be other musical styles to pick from.

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forgotten hero
12/31/2003

As much as I despise rap music I'm afraid I'd have to disagree with this form of censorship. After rap music is successfully destroyed then what would the next target be? Metal? Rock? Country maybe? Or anything that some miserable little person finds to be offensive. The point I'm trying to make is, who has the right to declare what everyone else should expose themselves to?

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scarletfeather
12/02/2003

Not all rap music is bad. Look at Eminem. I don't choose to listen to rap, but I wouldn't want it abolished. If you don't like rap, country, classic rock, whatever, you have a choice. Change the channel.

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RebelYell1861
12/02/2003

People have the right listen to whatever kind of mess they want. But it sure wouldn't hurt my feelings to see this happen. ha

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mikeholly93
12/02/2003

Not good. I like some forms of rap. Besides, I hate country and heavy metal music but they should not be banned, since many people like to listen to that kind of music. i would not like to see teen pop music banned because that's my music. However, I would like to see rap artists stop using so much violent, pro-drug lyrics in their songs.

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LadyShark4534
12/01/2003

That would be called censorship of poetry, My friend.

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reeny
11/19/2003

The idea of abolishing a form music because you don't like it, is sensless.

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kolby1973
11/18/2003

I happen to love my Eminem and Jay-Z...and I do not think it is necessary to destroy it just because one hates it...

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tvtator
11/17/2003

How is rap music hurting you? I personally think the majority of it is garbage. I'm a big music fan so I think all music is valid and important all though of course I don't like it all. I would never even entertain the thought of censoring or destroying a genre of music. If you don't like it then don't listen to it.

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CastleBee
11/17/2003

Out there somewhere Classic is a person or group of people who don't like the things you like. Does that give them the right to destroy your Pat Boone records, white belts, or Captain Kangroo video collection. I think not.

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princessangry
10/21/2003

i;ts not the rappers, its the fans that ger carried away with the lyrics! it's just lyrics! No one uses music as the basis for thier actions! Everyone can imatiate someone.. so your saying movies should be banned too becuase people might take it the wrong way and do bad things just becuase the ators/actresses did them ...... I really dont get where your coming from.

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JKooks
10/20/2003

While I agree with many of you for the simple fact that you're standing up to ClassicTVFan47's tyrannical dream of censoring everything that puts his panties in a twist, I'm saddened to see how many of you are convinced that all rap/hip-hop is shallow, materialistic, mysogynistic trash. The only slack I'll give you there is that I can only attribute such an attitude to a limited frame of reference, namely the mass media. But come on people, popular media outlets aren't exactly the best place to look for the best of ANY genre. Listen to A Tribe Called Quest and then try to make such blanket statements. Listen to Hieroglyphics or Aesop Rock, and you'll soon realize that it's not all about angry black men screaming at you about how many Escalades they own. In fact, the insufferable bling-bling crap that MTV and Co. keep belching out is but a mere fraction of what's out there. There is a huge underground that completely dwarfs the small handful of artists that MTV will let you see. Mindless = profitable, so that's exactly what's going to get promoted by a mass media with such a financial stake in the matter. The good stuff is out there. You just have to dig a little deeper for it.

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lukskywlkr.
10/05/2003

I'm all for freedom of speech and self expression, yada yada yada...BUT, in this country, it is my right to say that I think rap music sucks, and I wish it would disappear.

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twinmom101
10/04/2003

You know, Classic TV Fan, there are lots of things you are not going to like when you get out into the real world, but that doesn't mean they need to be eradicated. My parents enjoy fine wine. Does that make them evil? I don't like most rap music but I certainly respect its' right to exist. Also,I personally find Pokemon to be an offensive ploy to get kids to buy toys and mentally moronic in content. Should we ban that too???

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Redoedo
10/04/2003

I'm with you here kamylienne- I personally hate rap music as well. However, all music is a form of expression, and banning a type of expression simply because YOU don't like it or find it offensive is wrong.

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