rap can be a awful experience. In fact, it frequently is. For this
writer at least, the risk is rarely worth the award. Best case scenario?
You get impeccable CD renditions. And worst case, well, let's not go
more so than with any other genre, hip-hop's transcendence is often
birthed in the personal experiences of the beholder.
"People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands, of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss. The unhappiest people I know, romantically speaking, are the ones who like pop music the most; and I don't know whether pop music has caused this unhappiness, but I do know that they've been listening to the sad songs longer than they've been living the unhappy lives."