I like and have a fair amount of trip hop, but it’s just a goddamned shame how much nice music like this has been trashed by rap vocals. I don’t give a shit how relevant your lyric is, if you can’t sing, STFU and get someone who can.
Ray Charles, when asked if he’d ever do a rap song:
“Aw, now why would I wanna go and do somethin’ I coulda done when I was 8 years old.”
Oh…NOW I get it. It’s funny because it’s a bunch of middle class whites pretending to be rural dumb hick whites pretending to be middle class black rappers who pretend to be poor urban black street thugs who make music about the poor urban black street experiences they never had, which is bought mostly by middle class whites with no connection to the poor urban black street experience in the music, other than turning their baseball hats sideways and affecting gang signs, so their friends will think they’re cool.