Rap is not in my Ipod. When I was in elementary school and high school, rap was popular. Back when I was a teenager, I listened to rap out of peer pressure, my observation is that it is just a person yapping, with a lousy voice projection, on a background track. The background track is considered music, but the person yapping is not. I don't know how Eminem became so popular, he is just yapping about his mom, trapped in a closet or something, with swear words added. I remember in high school, I would be listening to my favourite rock bands ex. Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck in secret, as long as I don't get busted with the cool kids, because they are considered old fashioned, but those were the days.
Now in University I am listening to more fruitful music: Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Nu-Metal, Classic Rock, Jazz, Classical, Blues, 60's 70's 80's Pop, Film Music.
He he I am enjoying my Chrismas Break. It's snowy in Toronto right now.