haha, I've been lurking about, just reading some of the feedback.
My original post was going to be "yeah I know, who's the jerk that recommended this
Here's my take on it.
I'm 21 years old and a junior in college. Throughout high school I absolutely despised rap and everything it stood for. The fact that people sang about shooting cops and smoking weed made me sick. When I went to college, my roomate told me he'd change my opinion on rap music, and needless to say, he did.
This is where I'm coming from when it comes to this type of music...
Ignore the lyrics. It's pretty much as simple as that. Forget about the message the rappers are trying to send, and concentrate on the rhyming and the beat. If you do that, it makes it a lot more enjoyable. I like rap based on the fact that there are a lot of different types of instruments that you wouldn't normally hear in other types of music.
I don't take the music seriously, therefore I'm not offended.
Two years ago, if anybody told me that I'd have a rap channel as one of my presets on my radio, I'd tell them they were crazy.
Maybe I'm the crazy one!