Re: HIP HOP
I dislike hip hop and rap because in some ways it marginalized drummers and other musicians. In the 60's/70's there was such a big soul/blues/funk movement in the black music industry. I loved groups like Sly and the Family Stone, Jackson 5, Earth Wind and Fire, etc. Not to mention the rest of MoTown, who developed some of the best musicians of that era Then it seemed to vanish almost overnight with the advent of hip hop/rap.
Aside from the music itself, which I find monotonic and boring, the lyrics are offensive and have done nothing to improve the socioeconomic conditions of minority groups (except for the artists themselves). In many ways, this music legitimizes and glorifies the dysfunctional world these people live in.
"Through many dangers, toils and snares..." - Amazing Grace, third verse