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Show Of Hands January 24th, 2013 12:00am

If you could only listen to either rap or classical music for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

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Emporia SoCal
01/31/13 7:16 am

Swing. Gotta love In the Mood!

kittylover Florida
01/30/13 10:32 pm

Rap, cuz when I'm driving at night, it keeps me awake. Also, I like pretending I can rap as well as Busta Rhymes

WinterRose New York
01/30/13 7:57 am

If these were my only choices, then I would change my answer on the question of whether I'd rather lose hearing or taste/smell (I picked the latter because I can't imagine a world without my favorite music).

Warofthetom Odessa
01/30/13 2:44 am

Really glad that Classical is winning this one.

01/30/13 12:24 am

Some how I feel that the polls are not producing accurate results.

01/29/13 7:51 pm

Rap but its hard because its always so ummm has a lot of "words" in it. If its Toby Mac then yes. With classical I might fall asleep while driving

01/29/13 9:56 am

Classical hands down. I love hard rock and heavy metal which is derived from classical.

01/28/13 11:07 pm need to step out of the 80s and quit listening to NWA and Ice Tea. Haha

01/28/13 9:25 pm

I only listen to classical anyways...

01/27/13 3:25 pm

Well I'm 15 and love classical... but above all Chuck Mangione!!

kenzbt New York
01/27/13 12:03 pm

Technically, rap isn't music. It lacks harmony and melody......and in the few cases where there is such, it is lifted or " sampled" from some other more talented artist.

bweezy NOVA
01/27/13 9:07 am

Not music to you. But then again who the hell are you to decide what is and isn't music. Ahhhh opinions...just like...

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
01/26/13 6:13 pm

Classical. The only rap I can listen to is Beastie Boys and Run DMC.

01/26/13 12:37 pm

Yet you realize Mozart essentially inspired Beethoven right?

01/26/13 12:35 pm

You aren't old enough to appreciate classical. Mature more then you see it.

01/26/13 4:23 am

Hate classical, love rap

Ariella LovePeaceNHappiness
01/26/13 2:17 am

Ugh, I hate rap! Classical is okay. I'm a smooth jazz lover myself, but if I were stuck between classical or rap, I'd choose classical.

burdman Nowhere
01/25/13 9:56 pm

Yep violin for 13 years and piano for 6 years. I'm almost 17. I can play classical music but I can't listen to it

niteowl Hold Fast
01/25/13 9:50 pm

As do I. So what did you end up picking?

niteowl Hold Fast
01/25/13 9:47 pm

Love Carmina! I've seen the DSO perform it several times with their choir, it's amazing. The ballet is beautiful too.

burdman Nowhere
01/25/13 9:41 pm

I can't stand classical music, even though I play classical violin and piano... I only listen to rap/hip-hop already

01/25/13 8:18 pm

Rapper Album: Parental Caution Advised. Explicit content. Not that it seems to affect the sales much.......

chile safer than congress
01/25/13 6:59 pm

If it were country music as the rival, it would get a vote for hip hop .

Country ( other than patsy cline) is sad and depressing.

RJ1969 SoCal
01/25/13 6:38 pm

I listen to both regularly.

I would love to see Lil' Wayne and J.S. Bach do a gig together.

thehopedivision Atlanta
01/25/13 6:28 pm

I like rap, but rap is really just one dimensional.. There's nothing to be discovered beyond the lyrics. There's so many elements of classical music that'll have you discovering something new about it every time you listen.

infinity1 Cincinnati, OH
01/25/13 5:20 pm

I only listen to classical music so....

01/25/13 4:55 pm

Rap is not music.

01/25/13 4:44 pm

Can't stand rap. Answer the question?

jhonm Long Beach, CA
01/25/13 4:07 pm

Everyone on here trying to sound like a sophisticated person.

jamjay Atlanta, Ga
01/25/13 3:51 pm

Rap is not music.
It can be ok - in small doses.
But clearly not music.

centexken Republic of Texas
01/25/13 1:55 pm

Where is the dislike button?

01/25/13 1:55 pm

Oh my god I think you're the only person to ever share my musical interests down to Tyler. Keep having excellent taste.

01/25/13 11:39 am

Does Concert Band music count as Classical?

gonzoboy Northern AZ
01/25/13 10:56 am

@Nostromo, LOVE NWA! I consider Niggaz4Life an all-time classic! (Have the CD in my Jeep right now!)

gonzoboy Northern AZ
01/25/13 10:50 am

@Doopy, if you haven't heard of him, check out Richard Cheese on You Tube, putting hard-core rap into a lounge act rendition...

dreamitliveit IDLH
01/25/13 10:34 am

Also, I think that Nicki Minaj had a lot of potential a few years ago, but she got so full of herself. Now, instead of focusing on developing musically, she's just trying to hog the spotlight by doing American Idol etc.

dreamitliveit IDLH
01/25/13 10:29 am

Haha, yeah, I know what you mean but I just can't turn my back on local music!

01/25/13 10:23 am

To be clear, those artists like Talib Kweli, Common, etc. I just read further & Lil flip? I can't. Classical was the better choice

01/25/13 10:21 am

Hmmm. That's more like Hip Hop but I guess technically rap? If it included the artists you listed then I would choose "rap" but when I initially read the question the horror of a lifetime of Nicki Minaj flashed in my head & I quickly chose "classical"

dreamitliveit IDLH
01/25/13 9:10 am

Yeah I've heard about money, cash, hoes...but crackers and rich white guys? Not so much.

zorthog The Republic
01/25/13 8:25 am

Not a bit racist. You ever listen to "gangsta rap" which the main themes are kill cops, rich white guys, cracker this and that, b***ces and ho's, gat 9... Need I go on?

dreamitliveit IDLH
01/25/13 8:12 am

Umm...your racism is showing

dreamitliveit IDLH
01/25/13 8:10 am

Talib Kweli, Common, Dilated Peoples, Jay-Z, Dead Prez, Mobb Deep, N.E.R.D. (yeah I'm kinda old but it's still good music). Even older overplayed stuff like Busta Rhymes & Ludacris.
Also gotta represent Texas: Paul Wall, Lil Flip, Slim Thug, Bun B, Pimp C (rest in peace), everybody at Swisha House

01/25/13 7:39 am

Check out "Woman To Woman" by Joe Cocker and see the sample used for Cali Love. Nothing original there.

dreamitliveit IDLH
01/25/13 7:39 am

I want to hear your song about sheep!

01/25/13 7:36 am

Who made beats for Tupac? Dre? He stole and sampled the Winston break for Straight Outta Compton! Winston break is probably the most sampled break ever. These fools these days use producer kits for their manufactured Pro Tools stuff. Can't stop a nicely compressed 808 kick!

dreamitliveit IDLH
01/25/13 7:36 am

We're talking about real hip hop.