I know this is a dead horse, but I am still saddened when I see white people listening to the mindless beats and raps. I don't call it music because ninety percent of what I hear are sound machines, stolen samples, and a whole lot of guttural speaking with profanity sprinkled in liberally. It is bad enough to see middle to upper class white youth listening to it, especially in their cars, but now I am noticing more people in their twenties and thirties listening to this in public.
I play classical, steel string, and electric guitars, and I have actually had people tell me that it takes as much practice and skill to produce the rap trash. When I laugh and mention great guitarists, whether classical, steel string, or electric, that have played for decades, they mention that the rap artists are just as talented. These people are not my friends obviously, but have people been this brainwashed?
I never could understand why teen boys in particular think rappers are cool and tough, and now it seems that there are plenty of adults who think rap is a higher form of music. I wonder what they think of geniuses like Mozart or Bach?
Are their parents, especially their fathers, clueless or just weak?