I refuse to even associate the word 'music' with rap. To do so is the ultimate indignity to the true art of music. Rap is merely simple rhyming with atonal rythmn tossed in to give to some unenlightend folk the impression of 'music'. That rap is so vainly glorified in such mutual gratification award shows such as the Grammys and now the Academy awards says volumes about the steep decline of culture in this nation! It is as much "the Emperor's New Clothes" as it is just plain brainwashing that rap be even considered a musical form.
To this we have news agencies reporting about grafitti 'artists'. True grafitti is different than the much more insidious and mundane tagging seen in much of our cities. There is no true art to tagging. It would be like saying that a dog marking his territory requires a sense of art to properly complete the task.
This looks more like the Orwellian, 1984 slant on twisting the true meanings of words. Thanks to such enlightened folks at the ACLU, they have so much freedom to play crap like rap at exceedingly high volumes without retribution because we might offend someone if we ask that they shut the **** up! But i'ts ok for them to invade our privacy with their NOISE . Go figure!
So much for good neighbors! Renters, naturally. No stake in the neighborhood, so just rape the silence with loud CRAP music and the rest of us be damned!