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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Sticks View Post
    And none of this applies because I'm only asking about the rich, white people that do listen to this music.
    That's the problem. You're not defining what is "this music".

    We both agree Rich white people listening to gangster rap is ridiculous. However, I think we both agreed as well there's not many that do so.

    I don't see how there's anything else to discuss if that's the case.

    What it sounds like though is you're trying to argue that it's ridiculous for rich white people to listen to any kind of rap, hip-hop, or R&B. Based on your admission that you don't know anything about rap then I'd wager you should listen to some of it before you make judgments on who should and should not listen to it. If you're sincerely interested in your question, of trying to understand why others listen to rap, then you'll view that statement as encouragement. If you're not sincere then you'd see it as an attack. Either way I don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Sticks View Post
    Oh cool, do you have any youtube examples? It sounds interesting.
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM4kqL13jGM].[/youtube]

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOAKiIzvdzA].[/youtube]

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    I don't understand it either. I'm not rich (though I'm upper middle class), but I'm white, and, while I don't live in the suburbs, I do live in a town (by definition a suburb has to be right outside a city), and I don't really like it, though most kids my age in my town (the majority of which are also upper middle class and white, though there is some ethnic and economic diversity) like it. The reason I don't like it is not because I can't relate to it, but simply because I don't enjoy listening to it. If there was a song in that genre that I could relate to, I still wouldn't like it because I don't like that type of music.

    So perhaps the reason that people who can't relate to it enjoy it is because they like how it sounds.

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    Just because I thought it should be necessary. These are defined as rap and yes I listen to it.




    Just a note. If you don't listen to rap then you probably won't be able to keep up with the lyrics. They go too fast to understand them at all levels. I suggest if this is the case then you read the lyrics as you listen. You'll catch hidden gems.

    Also the rap videos are game related. If you haven't played the games you won't understand the lyrics as well as I do.


    hint: Goto the video on youtube and read the descriptions for the lyrics.

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    @swivels I think you're resisting the stereotype because you like rap/hip-hop

    I agreement w @chana. The OP epitomizes the stereotypical thoughts of those w/o exposure to rap/hip hop. Usually white people in the mid-west/Bible belt
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    Quote Originally Posted by UniqueMixture View Post
    @swivels I think you're resisting the stereotype because you like rap/hip-hop
    I think you haven't read a thing I said and have summed up my whole argument to something ridiculous due to your projection based off what you think my preference or bias is.

    Anywho. I specifically said that gangster rap is rediculous for rich white people. Obviously I cannot have a bias for a genre when I say such a thing, since one may say I am apart of that "stereotype" (which is hilariously incorrect). The fact you haven't read my statement that gangster rap is ridiculous, sums up my position on your opinion.

    Going on, even if I had a bias it would not make my argument any less right. In fact it would strengthen my argument because it shows that I know what I'm talking about due to having experience.

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    what i don't understand with myself is that i like some pretty misogynistic rap songs and if people were talking like that to me in person i would get pissed off about it but somehow in song form i just think it's entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swivelinglight View Post
    I think you haven't read a thing I said and have summed up my whole argument to something rediculous due to your projection based off what you think my preference or bias is.

    Anywho. I specifically said that gangster rap is rediculous for rich white people. Obviously I cannot have a bias for a genre when I say such a thing, since one may say I am apart of that "stereotype" (which is hilariously incorrect). The fact you haven't read it sums up my position on your opinion.

    Going on, even if I had a bias it would not make my argument any less right. In fact it would strengthen my argument because it shows that I know what I'm talking about due to having experience.
    Fair enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by chana View Post
    what i don't understand with myself is that i like some pretty misogynistic rap songs and if people were talking like that to me in person i would get pissed off about it but somehow in song form i just think it's entertaining.
    It probably means nothing. I like songs that are about collecting little girls skulls and displaying them on a wall. Doesn't mean I'll do it.

    I think.

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    Everyone can relate to pain and struggle, whether you're rich or poor, so music about that can attract just about anyone.

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