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 Rap is the highest form of art (11)

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Rap is the highest form of art

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2 points

I prefer other music over rap. Most rap these days is chock full of profanity, sexual references, and other negative elements. This is probably what makes me not like it. I think that the paintings, compositions, and writings of old are the highest forms of art. They truly bring us back to quality artistry and meaningful messages.

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As far as urban,black gutter music goes it's sort of acceptable providing your assertion does not infer that it merits the lofty position you have given it when compared all other musical forms.

Rap, ( the C must have been broken on the keyboard when the name was being typed) is a boring monotone, recurring beat with slangy, boastful childlike patter for words.

Bananaz(66) Disputed
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Rap, ( the C must have been broken on the keyboard when the name was being typed) is a boring monotone, recurring beat with slangy, boastful childlike patter for words.

Actually it's the most poetic genre with many different types of instrumentals which often draw inspiration from classical, techno, ethnic music etc. Your opinion is simply that of someone who has not properly explored or understood rap music.

Here are some examples of rap when the subject matter is intelligent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXtQE-MhY5k

The poetic skills are on full display: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McKLCgCe0YU

and the instrumental is on point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLKF1ydRwro

Kilcom(237) Clarified
2 points

I listened to the two artists and did recognise the talent of both singers, their lyrics and music.

My interpretation of Rap is that it's a form of folk singing, ( maybe I'm wrong) which, in my opinion is not as profound nor representative of an era as, let's say Bob Dylan's songs of protest.

Perhaps Rap is too fast for me to absorb and appreciate, but as I like all forms of music when it is well performed I'll keep trying.

seanB(959) Disputed
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Rap at its inception was about political punch, ingenious observation, timeless sentiment. Now it is some drugged out smack-head talking about how he fucks a woman who doesn't want it. It's dirt.

As as for "the highest form of art"? It never was, and never will be, that. It was at one point potent political and social commentary that inspired people for better, and now, it is just baseline mechanical self-debasing bullshit written to a track made by monkeys in suits.

The highest form of art is one that touches on the issues of the time in a way that nothing else can. Rap nowadays just reaffirms the biases it was created to challenge.

Rap is dead. African American culture's day of pioneering the ingeniousness of the musical soul is over.

Because why? Because human beings have stopped caring about injustices, mostly: even the rappers.

Fuck equality: they prefer cocaine and relative privilege.

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If we look at art as something that elicits an emotion, then sure it has some value from an artistic perspective but it's certainly not the highest form of art.

Bananaz(66) Clarified
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If we look at art as something that elicits an emotion, then sure it has some value from an artistic perspective but it's certainly not the highest form of art.

How "educated" would you say you are when it comes to rap? Because you don't strike me as someone who would be that familiar with it.

Mint_tea(4317) Clarified
1 point

Not much. I've listened to Minaj since someone recommended her to me and she does have some songs before her pop phase that I enjoy. For the most part I like the older rap from Biggie Smalls, Run dmc, Eminem.....really the 80's and 90's rap. Usually today what I've heard on the radio is a lesser form that what was coming out previously. But that's just my opinion. I suppose I'm more old school. I think if I had to choose a genre I like the most it's rock.

Uh, nope........................................................................................................

Bananaz(66) Clarified
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Uh, nope.

Yes it is. Don't pretend you even know about it. You only know a stereotype of it promoted by the mainstream music industry. If you are willing to open your mind, I can show you what I mean.