I get to see one of those about 2 times per week when I'm getting home at Nashville airport, down the escalator to baggage claim.
There is a difference. Just ribbing you a little bit.
When you were 20-30, I'd bet that you weren't into your parents music. It's a generational thing. I hate 90% of rap, but the remaining 10% can be amazing.
And when I see these white boys from small rural towns wearing their pants below their asses, with the backwards baseball cap, saying "yo-yo-yo" and fantasizing they're some some tough Homeboy from the hood, knowing full well that when they go to apply for a real job they're gonna take off that hat and pull those goddamn pants up........and 10 years from now will look back and realize how absolutely comical they looked.....
Oh, I hear you completely. But we should all keep in mind that, at least myself, I am a white guy who lives for rock and roll, which is basically a form of African-American blues. Great music can cross any soc-eco boundary. You are missing out if you discount all rap as s#$t. As I said before, about 10% of it is really good, and I would personally have no problem with it at this show on the Lincoln Memorial. Something tells me, he would be fine with it too.
I noticed it too last time I was at the Nashville airport. Also noticed it wasn't in great shape. The headplate was coming unglued, and there were some other things wrong with it (I forget). Not a great advertisement for the guitar or Gibson.