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Old 03-24-2009, 12:20 PM
Location: Up in the air
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Rap has always been a sore spot for me. I've heard some absolutely GREAT social commentaryesque rap, and a few good local rap groups. Unfortunately, the crap that's played on MTV and on the radio stations really puts all rap into the hip hop category. I DO NOT consider that bling bling, big bootied hoes, cristal drinking, thug crowd musical artists. They are entertainers and that's it. I've played on a couple local rap artists albums (cello and double bass, even mandolin once) and those are the people that make music.

Regarding the part about the central coast/Santa Maria/ Paso areas not having as much rap being blasted, think again. Especially Paso Robles. It's EVERYWHERE.

Old 03-24-2009, 12:41 PM
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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Damn kids these days driving around listening to their devil music! Why can't they stay home and listen to Glenn Miller like we used to!

Seriously, it must suck to get so old before your time. Are you guys really so uptight that it makes you suffer to such a degree when you share a stoplight with a car playing music "too darn loud"? Oh no! I can't hear my NPR!

Let the kids be young and stupid and listen to their awful music played way too loud. You did too at one time or another. What do you gain by raising your blood pressure over it?
Old 03-24-2009, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MrSykes View Post
Only problem with that demographic is, well, their children's tastes, which are more than likely going to fall into the very category you wish to avoid. And you're not likely to find too many empty nesters in the lower end of the 35-55 spectrum.
That's what happened in my upper middle class neighborhood. All those cute little kids grew into rappin base blaring punks. The only places I've seen it not tolerated are biker communities where you will hear lots of classic rock and metal.
Old 03-24-2009, 01:03 PM
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it depends what kind of rap you are talking about, the most annoying type of rap comes from the south, its repetitive, lacks creativity, and demonstrates below average lyrical ability, and without any real message to the music, and not all rap music has pounding beats

--- there is nowhere you can move without listening to rap music, it's worldwide, you can move to a cave

I know rap music that talks about politics, science, global warming, some even use it as a tool to spread the gospel-- believe it or not
Old 03-24-2009, 01:04 PM
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Originally Posted by tamajane View Post
That's what happened in my upper middle class neighborhood. All those cute little kids grew into rappin base blaring punks.
You just gotta accept it

Things done changed.
Old 03-24-2009, 01:10 PM
Location: moving again
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Amish country - Lancaster PA, Berlin Ohio, etc
Old 03-24-2009, 01:12 PM
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Originally Posted by 5Lakes View Post
From my experiences I don't think rap is as popular on the west coast as it is in other parts of the county. Aside from that the best places to avoid rap are in affluent neighborhoods or out in the sticks. I live in a hipster/yuppie inner city area and don't hear much rap unless I venture into other parts of the city.
Yeah, hip hop is VERY popular on the west coast. They basically dominated from 1993-1996. Specifically Los angeles.
Old 03-24-2009, 01:47 PM
Location: Chicago, IL
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Originally Posted by Spade View Post
Yeah, hip hop is VERY popular on the west coast. They basically dominated from 1993-1996. Specifically Los angeles.
Not trying to say rap is not popular amoung kids on the west coast, but it seems out there more people will get into some other scene rather than hip-hop. For example the west coast has many kids involved in the skate/surf/punk rock scene that you will not see as much of in other parts of the country.
Old 03-24-2009, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Spade View Post
You sure about this? Because if you are, I guarantee that you're wrong. The Hip Hop generation is usually people born between 1965-1984. I would think people born from 1965- March 24, 1979 are probably 30 and over now. If not, my math is wrong. Granted, most are minorities but you get the point. If you don't want to hear the music, either ignore it or move to some rural area in North Dakota.
\Most aren't minorities. You'd be surprised to learn that the majority of consumers are White kids.
Old 03-24-2009, 02:15 PM
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I'd move to compton, not much of it in them there parts...
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