…except rap and country

Friday, July 22nd, 2005 @ 7:48 am | Music

Today’s cartoon from Natalie Dee dot com parodies the “I like all kinds of music except rap and country” cliche. Just check a Google search to see how pervasive this sentiment is.

Personally, my pet peeve has always been people who claim to like “everything.” Oh really? Do you like zydeco? Tuvan throat singing? Norwegian death metal?

And why is it that rap and country are so hated by many, and that so many often hate both? Let’s not forget metal, which probably ranks third on the most-hated music list.

On the subject of race, isn’t it ironic that if it wasn’t for white kids buying hip-hop records, the genre wouldn’t be nearly as popular as it is? And isn’t is also ironic that almost all modern-day blues fans are white?

On the flip side, why is it that there are so few people of color in both country and metal, both predominantly white genres that were nominally influenced by black musical traditions?

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