Hating The Game




Why doesn’t my mum like rap music? Is it an age thing? Is it a culture thing? Is it an “n-word” thing? Hear it from the lady herself.


Mum, why don’t you like rap music?

“I don’t really enjoy the thumping beat of rap music and often can’t understand the words due to poor pronunciation and enunciation.”

If there’s a more Middle England response to any question ever, I’m yet to hear it.


Okay. Can you name any rappers?

“The only person I’ve heard of is Kayne [sic] West who I think might be a rapper? Was Eminem a rapper?”

Progress! I mean, Kanye is probably gonna call out mum for being a plastic, but whatever. And yes, Eminem is a rapper. You didn’t let me buy The Eminem Show when I was eight years old. YOU KNEW HE WAS A RAPPER THEN.


One of the people below is a rapper. Can you guess which one?

drake rebwil   bronmarkcal

She guessed….







That is The Undertaker, WWE legend and definitely not a rapper. Somewhere in a Toronto strip club, Drake cries a single tear.


What sort of music do you like, Mum?

“I now listen to a lot of worship music, but I used to love reggae, and currently listen to soul and a bit of jazz. So really, mostly black music.”


That last response is pretty interesting. Reggae, soul, jazz, and even worship music, are all huge influences for most rappers. So why is mum so objectionable towards rap, but so embracing of all the elements it’s comprised of? I think that she’s got a preconceived notion of what ‘rap’ music sounds like, and ignores the entire genre as a result. At least I know what she likes now. And, perhaps more importantly, what she hates.


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