Poll: Does rap count as music?
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View poll results: Does rap count as music?
Yes
25 78%
No
4 13%
You elitist!
3 9%
Voters: 32.
#1
Just wanted to know you guys' opinion. Totally subjective question as everyone has a different definition of music. Personally I think it isn't because while it has rhythm, it (usually) lacks a melody. Also, I'm talking about pure rap, most modern stuff is more like R&B.
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#2
Yes, this isn't even a discussion.
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#4
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#5
Does this even count as a thread?
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#6
It's music, just not very complex music. Much better discussion would be whether John Cages 4:33 or music with kitchen equipment was music.

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#7
No, it isn't music because I don't like it.

And as you all know, I am the only person who matters.
#8
Music is an art form whose medium is sound. Common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture.


Yes, it is. And it's not subjective at all.
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#12
well yes. but rappers arent musicians.

considering the only thing rappers do is make up the lyrics while the producer makes all of the (artificial) beats/music.
#13
Personally I think it isn't because while it has rhythm, it (usually) lacks a melody


... as a drummer i take this as an offense. xD