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Why does everybody hate rap? Rap is the only genre of music that really reflects how people feel and their emotions. Other music genres don't. They don't show that, they say "dance, dance!" or whatever. They are not real.
 

I realize you are of a much younger generation than some of us but seriously, almost all music has emotion. Music is part of the human experience. The problem that many people have with rap music is that the emotions being expressed tend to lean a bit toward antisocial behavior. You really should expand your musical interests. There is a big world of music out there and a lot of history you have apparently left unconsidered.

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I'd never heard of this piece of trash before, which isn't very surprising, but I guess that Microsoft got whatever they deserved, since it was their bright idea to invite this uncivilized wannabe thug to perform at their store.

 

The guy looks and acts like a complete moron, and he'll probably end up getting shot by some other genius rapper sooner or later, which wouldn't be that big of a loss to most people.lol.gif

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A lot of old ultra-conservative types like rap, and those that don't are fans of heavy metal.  That tells you a lot both about old conservatives as well as the music. 

 

The closest old ultra-conservatives get to the language of "rap" is when they are discussing liberals, blacks and mexicans. 

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post #84 of 128
trash knows trash, artistic license ?
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Is that really necessary? Can you please cut the derogatory racial slurs. It really undermines the civility of the discussion.

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I realize you are of a much younger generation than some of us but seriously, almost all music has emotion. Music is part of the human experience. The problem that many people have with rap music is that the emotions being expressed tend to lean a bit toward antisocial behavior. You really should expand your musical interests. There is a big world of music out there and a lot of history you have apparently left unconsidered.

Ok, I believe that, but most modern music (not including rap) shows no emotion. It's about stupid stuff. Now I like Eminem, a lot. And if you listen to maybe, the, uh, Slim Shady LP (specifically the songs Rock Bottom and If I Had), you'll hear the emotion expressed. It is almost overwhelming. It is so deep, some people just see it as some rhymes and swears. And I have a very diverse library, anything from Eminem to Darryl Hall and John Oates. 

 

 


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Ok, I believe that, but most modern music (not including rap) shows no emotion. It's about stupid stuff. Now I like Eminem, a lot. And if you listen to maybe, the, uh, Slim Shady LP (specifically the songs Rock Bottom and If I Had), you'll hear the emotion expressed. It is almost overwhelming. It is so deep, some people just see it as some rhymes and swears. And I have a very diverse library, anything from Eminem to Darryl Hall and John Oates. 

Ok I can appreciate that and I actually do like some of The Real Slim Shady (1996) stuff. But since I have an open mind about your music, let me ask you to consider some of my music preferences. Spend 30 minutes or so listening to Radio Paradise (online in iTunes in the radio eclectic section) and I think you will hear some emotional music that is quite unlike anything you have previously listened to.

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LMAO!!!! Omg!!! Why would they want Machine Gun Kelly in their store in the first place!!!!???? LMAO!!!

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Spend 30 minutes or so listening to Radio Paradise (online in iTunes in the radio eclectic section)

Great station!  Thanks for sharing this...

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The rapper if you call him that started off by saying suck my dic#.  Now maybe I am wrong but isn't that kind of a stupid thing to say in front of customers.  On top of that who thought it was a good idea to have a "raper" jump from display table to display table where there are lots of computers (laptops) and act like a chimpanzee.  Actually I am sorry thats not fair to the Chimpanzee.  Lets say monkey.  Doe tats not fair either.  Hmm.  A retard.  No even a retard knows better.  I give up.

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I would love for you to list some names, if that is indeed true.  I really doubt that the older crowd, regardless of ideal, likes rap or heavy metal.

 

What's his face, the intensely evil, ex-jock, running mate of Mitt Romney is a huge heavy Metal fan, as are many other big name conservatives.  George Bush was also a big metal fan.  I'm not big on American politics (or America in general) but if you look it up you will find this to be true of a lot of them.   

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Why does everybody hate rap? Rap is the only genre of music that really reflects how people feel and their emotions. Other music genres don't. ... 

Haaaahahahahah!!! :)  

 

If you are serious, you just outed yourself as a very,very, young (probably teenaged) male.  (or a complete idiot which you have never shown yourself to be in the past IMO).  

 

The majority opinion? ... (doesn't apply to *some* "spoken word" stuff): 

 

- rap is barely "music" at all  

- uniformly misogynist

- violent, pornographic

- mostly about ego

 

How in the world is some guy talking about how big his dick is, how much money he has, and how many "bitches" he's screwed, anything to do with real emotion?  

To think so is to misunderstand what "emotion" is IMO. 

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Dumb, low-class monkey. 

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Why does everybody hate rap? Rap is the only genre of music that really reflects how people feel and their emotions. Other music genres don't. ... 

Haaaahahahahah!!! :)  

 

If you are serious, you just outed yourself as a very,very, young (probably teenaged) male.  

He  has already disclosed his age in posts months ago. I don't think our purpose is advanced by discrediting his age and inexperience but is better served by instruction of the wisdom from the elders which your post does not reflect at all. He is a, young, but good guy in my book.

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I think the guy looks a little like Captain America before they gave him the serum.

 

 

Tallest Skil, that's the funniest thing I've ever seen on here.  Love MC Gates and MC Ballmer at the mics.

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Is that really necessary? Can you please cut the derogatory racial slurs. It really undermines the civility of the discussion.

 

I didn't detect a racial slur in his comment.  Are they not called black, Mexicans or Liberals?  While I don't like political slants on tech sites, it seems a fair number of the posters here have no problems slamming Conservatives or Republicans (they are not the same thing).  Statistics do show the vast numbers of blacks and Mexicans, sorry "People of Color" are Liberals.

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What's his face, the intensely evil, ex-jock, running mate of Mitt Romney is a huge heavy Metal fan, as are many other big name conservatives.  George Bush was also a big metal fan.  I'm not big on American politics (or America in general) but if you look it up you will find this to be true of a lot of them.   

 

Interesting, I did not know that.  Good for them!  Though I admit, the thought of Bush listening to Metallica or SlipKnot is pretty funny.  Do you have any names for the "Rap" part?

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"Now lemme drop on down some news for ya,
Ol' Microsoft is gonna cruise with ya, yo,
Developin' is all up in the house,
{expletive redacted} all your fruits, how do ya like these apples?!



MC Ballmer and MC Gates,
Visual Basic, not the UNIX 'make'!
Gettin' greedy wit' da Microsoft flow,
But our new interface is not called 'Metro'!"



*Gates beatboxes while Ballmer busts some moves, seams, and world human sweat records*

Yes, but no computers were harmed in filming those videos.
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Is that really necessary? Can you please cut the derogatory racial slurs. It really undermines the civility of the discussion.

 

I didn't detect a racial slur in his comment.  Are they not called black, Mexicans or Liberals?  While I don't like political slants on tech sites, it seems a fair number of the posters here have no problems slamming Conservatives or Republicans (they are not the same thing).  Statistics do show the vast numbers of blacks and Mexicans, sorry "People of Color" are Liberals.

Actually I want to retract the previous comments as they really just open up a political ethnical debate the I would rather avoid actually. 


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post #102 of 128
Stupid of Microsoft to allow this kind of performer. They don't need to go with Disney Kids but someone more family friendly who respects where they are etc should be what they do if they are going to insist on music acts etc

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Should we kill everyone who produces music you don't like?

They've hit the top 100 and are signed by Interscope Records. That takes a lot of dedication that you don't find in someone you'd call "trash".

While I agree that the death comment was a bit much let's get real

He was signed because he sells tickets and CDs nothing more. And selling tickets etc doesn't equal talent.

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Correlation = causation? You're suggesting that listening to hip-hop music means you're at the bottom of society?

 

I just think you should be more open minded. People are different. Some people like guitars, others like orchestras, and others like beats and melodic lyrics.

 

There were lyrics, but no melody.  The guy was just screaming to a beat.  To the vast majority of people, that isn't music.  We all get your point that people can have differences of opinion.  But to say this is music because people have different taste is like saying dog shit smells good or spiders are more beautiful than roses.  Say it all you want, but the rest of us recognize dog shit when we see it and this guy's alleged "music" is shit.   

 

I can't stop laughing that Microsoft let this guy "perform" in their store.  Microsoft is a train wreck and Steve Ballmer is to blame.  It doesn't matter if you hire 50,000 talented engineers if you cripple the company with a buffoon for a leader.

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While I agree that the death comment was a bit much let's get real
He was signed because he sells tickets and CDs nothing more. And selling tickets etc doesn't equal talent.

So true.  Remember the videos where that guy got homeless people to fight each other.  Those videos made a lot of money, but I wouldn't say the guy was a talented cinematography.  He was a shrewd businessman.  If Machine Gun Kelly had eaten dog shit for a show, he would have garnered a lot of attention, but that wouldn't make him an artist or "talented".  

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Well, he's earned himself some notoriety at Microsoft's expense. This would have been a very poor move even if he'd behaved himself. 

I can't believe Redmond is that desperate for foot traffic.

 

 

 

Those tattoos look like were drawn on with crayons.

 

And you can only get that 'angry at the world' sneer by being driven past a ghetto in your dad's Prius.

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The screen in the back says, "get ready for a kickoff".  I guess that was his cue.

 

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I would love for you to list some names, if that is indeed true.  I really doubt that the older crowd, regardless of ideal, likes rap or heavy metal.

 

Well, at least as far as heavy metal goes, it probably still has something of a fan base in the 40-65 age group, they having been in their salad days during its heyday. But, I thought older conservatives listened to hymns these days.

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Why not? We don't mind killing people who look different than we do. Or those who choose to worship different. Or those whose sexual orientation we don't agree with...
Yep. Seems about right.

 

No, don't kill em or nothing like that, just put em off somewhere - video is a tad long (from 1971, before SMS and Twitter etc) but worth watching through:

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Amount of sales Microsoft gained from this: zero.

 

Think about how many sales MGK will gain from this.

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A rapper going berserk in a Microsoft store.

One of the few cases where THIS doesn't work:



ROFLMAO

but because he's a virus, and the task manager does not terminate that... they didn't have the time to get to "performance", cpu, find the PID, then kill the process....
or wait for the "add/remove programmes" to populate, search for the program, uninstall, reboot computer...
so they just "pulled the power cord"...



LOL
in linux it is "sudo KILL ALL MGK rapper"
or run htop, scroll to MGK rapper... KILL
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Should we kill everyone who produces music you don't like?

 

They've hit the top 100 and are signed by Interscope Records. That takes a lot of dedication that you don't find in someone you'd call "trash".

how does dedication play into "we gotta sign all this crap before someone else does" ? top 100 and such mean nothing. i would love to see the returns on his records... something that does not factor into billboard. ship a million, return 950,000. talentless drivel... but should he be killed, no. just smack his momma... 

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Why does everybody hate rap? Rap is the only genre of music that really reflects how people feel and their emotions. Other music genres don't. They don't show that, they say "dance, dance!" or whatever. They are not real.
None of my statements include Lil Wayne or any of those idiots (YMCMB).

where have you been for the last 50 years?????? listen to music much?

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About the music: I'm not a fan of rap. Just not my style. But I am completely impressed and respectful of the fact that that industry has thrived on its own terms, with its own economy, definitions, and values, without asking permission or forgiveness. I don't particularly agree with those definitions or values, but to me it requires -- and seeks -- no further validation.

 

About the Microsoft event: What. The Hell. Were you thinking?

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What? John Mayer said no?

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Why does everybody hate rap? Rap is the only genre of music that really reflects how people feel and their emotions. Other music genres don't. They don't show that, they say "dance, dance!" or whatever. They are not real.
None of my statements include Lil Wayne or any of those idiots (YMCMB).

Seriously, i don't know how mesmerized i am by your claim, but from what i understood from the other posters, it resumes to inexperience.

So, a couple of friendly tips from a not that much older guy :

 

go to the itunes store and get this:

Yo-Yo Ma plays Ennio Morricone

Relax, sit quietly on your bedroom and preferably listen with a good couple of speakers or headphones.

 

Afterwards, you can also try finding a couple of Beethoven's symphonies. There's endless recordings of them. I can easily recommend you the

  • Fifth symphony, all (i prefer the version by  Bohm (it's the maestro last name ) )
  • the Seventh symphony, second movement 
  • the Ninth, it's great in its entirely but you can go the fast way and just try the first and the 4th/5th movement - depending on the version it can have just 4 movements or five, but start from fourth either way.  (Karajan has a really good version of this but it's one of the most played symphonies of all time, so it's hard to find one that sucks (although they exist)

 

 

after this experience i hope that you will reach that:

  1. there's more music than rap
  2. you don't have to have lyrics or words to actually have emotion on the music
  3. there's a hell of a lot "old" music that completely blows your mind if you just try to listen to it. 

 

try and then tell us how it went ;-)

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I see from the first photo he's been practicing his 'urban glow' in front of a mirror.
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There were lyrics, but no melody.  The guy was just screaming to a beat.  To the vast majority of people, that isn't music.  We all get your point that people can have differences of opinion.  But to say this is music because people have different taste is like saying dog shit smells good or spiders are more beautiful than roses.  Say it all you want, but the rest of us recognize dog shit when we see it and this guy's alleged "music" is shit.

 

It's being held in a Microsoft store and recorded on a smart phone. He sounds awful in the video. It's a huge conclusion to jump to that his music is shit, based on that video.

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What a loser. Needs a good A-Kicking.
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What a loser. Needs a good A-Kicking.

 

Nah. He'll be sued if he doesn't pay for the damages. Meanwhile, people are actually taking time to discuss this "incident"... our loss.

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