'Why Do You Like Rap Music So Much?'

'Why Do You Like Rap Music So Much?'

This is a very common question I am asked.


Some of you may read the title and not relate at all. Some of you may read the title and think, "I guess." Some of you may read the title and totally relate. If you love rap, have you ever been asked this question?

It sounds kinda funny, but in all honesty, I am curious why this is even a common question. Driving around town, radio blasting, windows down, I love it all. I love driving and singing my heart out to let my worries go. I love staring out at the beautiful views near my hometown. I love staring around at the open country roads at school. I love exploring. Just me, myself, and I. The only other thing that is in my possession is my car aux cord.

Blasting and blaring out of my car is usually rap music. I can't lie, I love it.

I started liking rap music in middle school because I loved dancing to all the popular Youtube dances at the school socials. I loved the John Wall, Jerk, and Stanky Leg dances at the time I was in middle school.

High school came, nothing changed. I still danced, I still loved rap music, and now I even began to dance hip-hop to it.

I enjoyed rap music by listening to the lyrics more often. I actually began to learn the lyrics to some of the popular artists at the time. I began to realize the lyrics were real. I loved the rap songs about love. I first fell in love and realized it sometimes is not like the fairytale songs and movies, but sometimes it can have hardships. Some rap love songs would show that exactness.

I began to listen to rap music that I do not relate to exactly, but I feel is real about the world around us. Sometimes, people love to judge me because I like rap music.

There is a stereotype that is attached to rap music, and it has begun to change as generations are progressing as a whole.

Personally, I always try to give any kind of music a chance. Not necessarily do I listen alone to every type of music, but I will listen to different people's suggestions or allow anyone to play a song of their choice for me. I personally think people like different kinds of music for different reasons.

Music is a form of expression in this world. The type of music you listen defines different things in your mind, but it does not define who you are in a bad way. It defines what words or expressions you connect with in this world.

You may listen to an artist because you are loyal to the artist. You may listen to an artist because you like their lyrics. Or you honestly may listen to an artist because you like their beat or melody.

Everyone likes different things in life. But hey, next time you get asked why do you like rap music, tell them "because."

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Everything You Need To Know About Macronutrients, Because A Diet Should Be More Than Calories

Pay attention to what you're eating, not just how much you're eating.

Plenty of people are familiar with the "calories in, calories out" (CICO) method of dieting which can be used for losing, gaining, or maintaining weight. This method relies on calculating a person's total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) to ensure that they are not overeating or undereating to achieve their desired weight. TDEE considers a person's height, weight, age, gender, and level of activity to determine what their caloric intake should be — some calculators can factor in body fat percentage as well. When I used a TDEE calculator online, it said that my TDEE would be 1,990 calories if I was trying to maintain my weight, but are all calories created equal? I'd argue that they're not.

It might seem obvious to some of you that 1,990 calories of macaroni and cheese are not healthy at all compared to 1,990 calories of varied foods (fruit, veggies, meat, bread, etc.).

Keep Reading... Show less

Just Because You're Asked To Be In A Wedding, Doesn't Always Mean You Should Say Yes

If you can't invest time, money, and YOURSELF, maybe say no to the offer for the bride's sake!

Being in a wedding is a really big commitment. I personally think if you've never been in one before, you don't understand the time, money, and energy that goes into being a part of it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Dear Closeted Latina,

You were never alone.

Remember how the Latin world got rocked when Ricky Martin came out?

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

If I Unfriend You During The 2020 Election, Yes, It's Personal

President Donald Trump and Joe Biden's plans for Black America matter.

The Black Lives Matter movements have sparked widespread conversations and protests across the nation. With justice not being served for the murders of innocent Black people like Breonna Taylor and absolutely no support from President Donald Trump, this upcoming election is quite important.

Keep Reading... Show less

Whether you're in an unhealthy relationship currently, you know someone who is, or you just want to have these numbers saved just in case it could one day save someone's life (if not your own), this article is for you. Here are three numbers to save in your contacts ASAP so you can always be safe, both physically and mentally, in every relationship.

Keep Reading... Show less

As any poor college student, a little kick of caffeine for less than a dollar has always sounded great to me. So, naturally, AriZona Iced Tea has been a go-to for as long as I can remember.

Keep Reading... Show less

If you're anything like me, you're probably anxious about going back to college. The uncertainty of nearly everything is stressful and makes it difficult to prepare for going back to campus. Take it one step at a time and remain calm! If nothing else, take a look at this list of six essentials for living on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic! You got this!

Keep Reading... Show less
Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash

I'll admit it, when I first met you, I wasn't sure how well things were going to work out. Although I didn't know you that well at the time, we seemed to be opposites in almost every way. You were cool, edgy, and laid-back, and I was more awkward, goofy, and anxious.

Keep Reading... Show less

Whether you're turning 18, 26, or 34, it is quite normal to find yourself looking for "Mr. Right" — or whichever title prefix relates to you. As someone who is in a similar situation, I've started forcing myself to become aware of my actions and decisions when it comes to any romantic interests — it hasn't been easy in the slightest!

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

6 Ways To Combat That Quarantine Cabin Fever And Increase Your Quality Of Life

You've got to find a way to make life a little easier right now.

Let's assume you've finished "Avatar: The Last Airbender" for the second time and read all your weary eyes can stand. Doing our part and limiting the time we spend outdoors is an integral part of helping society at large keep COVID-19 in check. Consider these unconventional, outdated, or traditionally disregarded activities to keep yourself busy and connected.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments