At 4/24/11 09:36 AM, unowned wrote:
your auditory perception sucks and your opinion will never matter
The culture and form of Hip Hop music is a whole lot more complex than you think. What you are doing is dismissing the genre out of hand without having actually done any intense study of the construction of Hip Hop. I was once like you in that regard, then I took a music class in college that exposed me to different styles, and I've read some academic papers about several different types of music. I have an appreciation for all forms, but I find myself listening mostly to Hip Hop, particularly from the era of 1992-1997, because of its authoritative and cynical viewpoint on existence. I find the Beatles less compelling simply because in their early stages, they were an entirely commercial and entirely manufactured group, and in their later "experimental" years, they were contrived and overwrought.
This is my opinion, but it is based on a relatively objective study of forms. I think everyone should augment their opinion with a study of the genres they dismiss. To say that someone's "auditory perception sucks" simply because they prefer a different genre than you do is not only closed-minded but wrong.