Why were 291 responses removed about Rap?


I do not care for rap.  It is not music.  I abhor unbridled censorship.  Why were 291 posts systematically removed,  then the post deleted by moderators?   I did have a serious reply, followed by two tamer ones. This is not about me.
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I can guarantee the majority of boomers here don’t own $100 K systems. Mine is comprised of DIY, vintage, and some newer gear, for hardly any money, although it sounds like it worth much more.

My one and only problem with rap, has zero to do with cultural, lyrical, or other none music related attributes.

I only tend to listen to music that has the following attributes: very high level of musicianship, complexity, broad range of emotion conveyed, (usually) long form structure, boundary pushing. So far, none of the rap I have ever heard (and I’ve heard a lot, past and present) has any of those attributes, except for maybe boundary pushing. But that in itself is nothing to me without some or all of those other attributes.

I am style agnostic, as long the music has the previous mentioned musical attributes.

Find me rap in odd time signatures, with jazz fusion or prog level musicianship, with a broad range of emotional content conveyed in the music, and I’m all F’n ears!
I am in the same situation, with an audio system on the same level, and the same "taste" for minimally complex and large range of emotions music...

Are you my lost brother?

Regards.....

For sure rap is "protest poetry" for young rebels of all kind all around the world... Some are great lucid consciousness protesting in the name of their fellows men , some only do commerce with poor music, with all there is in  between these 2 cases.....




For sure rap is "protest poetry" for young rebels of all kind all around the world... Some are great lucid consciousness protesting in the name of their fellows men , some only do commerce with poor music, with all there is in between these 2 cases.....

And for that reason, "protest poetry", I can absolutely respect it, sympathize with the plights of those that have had no real voice for decades or longer, and I can even appreciate it on that level.

And I can even appreciate the talent and creativity it takes to come up with raps on the spot.

It is for purely musical reasons why I do not like it. Nothing more. 

I know some of the bigoted here think our dislike for rap is rooted in cultural, lyrical, attitude, racial, classist, or other such attributes unrelated to the actual music.  
And for that reason, "protest poetry", I can absolutely respect it, sympathize with the plights of those that have had no real voice for decades or longer, and I can even appreciate it on that level.

And I can even appreciate the talent and creativity it takes to come up with raps on the spot.

It is for purely musical reasons why I do not like it. Nothing more.

I know some of the bigoted here think our dislike for rap is rooted in cultural, lyrical, attitude, racial, classist, or other such attributes unrelated to the actual music.
We think the same about this... It is also a "young rebel " phenomenon....I am no more young.... 🤓😊

Regards brother....
onhwy61,

"Glupson, my Richard Wright vs. your Richard Wright? Your privilege is showing!"
I did not know about Richard simao was referring to while I did know about the one from Pink Floyd. I am not sure where any privilege fits in that. That I have Wish You Were Here SACD?

The rest of your post, short of the part about technicalities of recording, I have been trying to make people aware of for days, but with no success. The latest is that, if it is not performed in the ghetto of U.S.A. cities by black people, it cannot be called rap.
Was there a line to collect the 100k for audio system?  Wish I knew, missed that free handout.  Nope I must have been at work.