Well a lot of people consider rap to be music , but when you think of it, it really isn’t. What is rap, other than reading this really quick and having a few people behind you screaming “yeah” or “oo” or “aah” or something of that sort? Now you may feel, that I can even describe rock,pop or maybe classical like that too. Maybe I could say classical is a fool playing some instrument and singing along. Well the fact remains that even if I do describe it like that, the “fool” is playing an instrument and SINGING, the face that he is doing both counters him being a ‘fool’. Which means that it CANNOT be described like that. You CANNOT say that a rapper is singing, or that *rapper* sings well. For 2 reasons:
1) It is never said, because usually even people who like rap say : He’s a good rapper. Never that he’s a good singer.
2) Rapper really do not sing.
Give me on example where a rapper went beyond his normal voice. If you’re having a problem understanding what I just wrote, here’s what I’m trying to say:
Go hear any rap . Now tell me if he changed his voice (went high or low) at any 1 point. you won’t find any. Now listen to the rapper talk in an interview and tell me if his voice in the interview is the same as it is in the song.
If both your answers come as yes its the same and yes he doesn’t change at all, well then , it proves my point that rap is nothing but having a conversation but saying it quickly.
Sometimes people hear raps which are relating to their feelings. At that point of time you are not enjoying the rap , no , you are trying to hear something which is saying the exact same things you have in mind. Next time when your tense or depressed , listen to some rock or classical (The reason why i chose these 2 is that they both are radically different from each other, yet they are music) or anything that falls in between.
Now I do not have the power to tell you to stop listening to it,
though I can surely advise you to venture further to some real forms of music,
which have REAL rhythm
which have a REAL chorus
which have REAL singing
which have GOOD background music (Not yeahs and Oohs)