What are your views on rap music today?

Well for one, in my opinion, those who criticize rap should realize that the majority of people who go out and buy rap music now are young white males who live in suburbs. Now i wonder, during the mid 80s/ early 90s, when blacks were the main ones buying rap music, why did the media give up on criticizing rap... show more Well for one, in my opinion, those who criticize rap should realize that the majority of people who go out and buy rap music now are young white males who live in suburbs.

Now i wonder, during the mid 80s/ early 90s, when blacks were the main ones buying rap music, why did the media give up on criticizing rap until the next century....?

Also, Do any of you rock enthusiasts recall the hippie/ rebel movement that was putting Psychedelic rock/ Hard rock into the mainstream during the 60s and 70s, where many of the lyrics centered around extreme liberalism, sex, and indulging in drugs? Do they realize that rock (and the "free love" movement) was at one time hated in the same since that rap is, only that rap has a race factor to some?

Furthermore, understand that many of the most popular rap songs being played on the radio center only around partying and doing a certain dance ("Lean Wit It," "Crank that Soldier boy")

Remember that next time you put on your mommas AC/DC record.

Aaron
Update: I should also point out that there are many rappers out there that don't have explicit lyrics....Talib Kweli, Common, Mos Def, OutKast, and Kanye West.
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