Well, since that infamous "Rap Sucks" troll thread was recently locked I had this nagging desire to do something about it. It was truly an ingenious thread in many respects since it was created wayyy back in 2003, yet has managed to get resurrected and stayed relevant for so many years. I was dead serious when I stated that the OP should have gotten an award from head-fi for it because for an obvious troll thread to stay alive for that long is truly an amazing feat indeed. So what is the point of making a sequel to such a hateful/ filled troll thread??? Lets just say I have a deep love for the HipHop/Rap genre so I just want to turn all that negativity into a positive by making an appreciation thread. It was really interesting to read what other head-fiers honestly thought of rap/hiphop music. Despite all the heated and sometimes even hateful debate, all the comments were really interesting and insightful. For me that thread served as a pretty good platform for a healthy and meaningful discussion on a music genre that a lot of people have misunderstandings about. I was even able to change the mind of an individual that had a strong disliked for "rap" music as seen here. I might have gotten myself a follower. haha http://www.head-fi.org/t/36863/rap-sucks/765 And with that I'll leave you'll with something that is relevant and meaningful. An updated version of a hip hop classic. Dat Classic. And LMAO @ what happened to Lupe today, the man got balls of steel. I hope this thread will have the longevity as that classic "Rap Sucks" thread. So without further ado feel free to discuss what you really think of "rap/hiphop" but please people try to keep it classy, well at least a little cuz I don't want this one to be locked as well. haha edit: Oh regarding the name on this thread. I purposely did it like that for many reasons. The main reason is that i want it to carry that "Rap Sucks" threads legacy but want to give it a positive spin. To an extent i agree with the OP of that thread because mainstream corporate "rap" does suck. Let me break it down: "W/rap" = Wack/ rap, as in cookie cutter assembly-line pop rap sucks. Which i believe is true. But real rap/ hip hop is amazing, hence what the "Appreciation" aspect of this thread is dedicated to.