Phatferd wrote:You can't compare Rap as a whole to Death Metal. You would have to compare Death Metal to Gangster Rap. You are comparing them. You may say you aren't, but in reality you are. You are saying Death Metal is more negative, however, you would have to compare it to something to make a statement like that.
You are taking a general style and comparing it to a specfic sub-genre. You would have to compare Gangster Rap or another sub-genre to Death Metal since Death Metal is a sub-genre itself.
It's all arbitrary though. Nobody can say with 100% assurance what is the most negative style of music. It's all relative. To one person something is more negative than something else.
Of course I can compare them, it's called my opinion. And right or wrong I can make opinion based on my experience. That's what being going on throughout this thread. There are a lots of people who don't like/respect Rap and that's cool. I just let them know I like it. And this gangsta rap people talk about is really dead. People just can't let go of the NWO and Cypruss Hill days. The gangsta rap we here these is just corporate garbage for particular markets.
I wasn't attacking you, but becuase you feel the need to attack me without reading then let's break this down.
All I said, if you read my post with an open mind, you would see that all I said is you cannot compare Death Metal to Rap as a whole. There is no debating this, its simple. You can compare Death Metal to gangster rap, Emo, Dance Techno, etc... Why is this? Because all of these are sub-genres.
You cannot compare a broad genre to a sub genre when discussing what is the most positive, negative, friendly, spiritual, etc...
That's like saying I am going to compare drug use amongst white males who live in Compton, California with those who live in Illinois. You would have to compare Compton to Chicago, Champagne, etc...
I never said you cannot have an opinion, I was saying that you cannot compare a sub-genre to another normal genre.
I wasn't even referring to you. I was referring to the other gentleman. He said he wasn't comparing the two sub-genres, he was referring to all music as a whole.
He then told me he wasn't comparing, but he is. Even if it's all of music as a whole, he is still comparing it. He responded to me and I chose not to respond back because I didn't want to get into a flame war, but now you decide to attack me without even reading what I said, so I felt the need to clarify some things.
Last edited by Phatferd on Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:20 pm, edited 2 times in total.
You have no frame of reference, Donny. You're like a child who walks into the middle of a movie...