Music is an arguement thats never won or lost, it's all personal taste. So lets get that part done. Last night, my wife is going through the channels on TV of New Years party's going on. Of course, music is the main thing. Now this is gonna sound like an attack on RAP, if this is your thing, I mean no insult, but. Channel after channel, 2 guys Holding mic's rapping, 3 guy's holding mic's rapping, 4-5 guy's rapping holding mic's. I'm a little lost here, in my time, if you wanted to be in a band, you needed to - play - guitar, bass, drums, sing, keyboards. Now it took about at "minimum" 3 of these to make a "band". Not anymore, nobody plays guitar, bass, drums..., just hold mic and rap (guess computers or unknown people look after it now). How do you get in a band these day's - "man he hold's a mean mic". Well makes things easy I guess, no more arguements over whos' a better "drummer, guitar,...." player anymore. With todays music, there are none. I never expected RAP to last this long, is it because it's so good, or everything else is so bad right now ?. I do not see RAP taking flight in the 60's -70's - early 80's. With bands - Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Rolling Stones, Eagles, Black Sabbath/Ozzy, Jimmy Hendrix, Genesis,.......... I mean the list of bands goes on and on. 2,3,4 guys Holding a microphone rapping would NOT have cut it back then, why does it now ?. I have what I call the 20 year club, you make music for 20 years, and the general public still likes and buy's your music, you now have my respect. If you can't last this long, then you weren't all that great. This is my personal thing of course. I really don't see "ANY" of today's or yesterdays rappers lasting 20 years. Each year has new ones, ya the Really good ones hang out 3-4 years, but then there gone. I truely see todays times as bad times for music. Music really needs an "Elvis" or "Beatles" to get out of this slump. Music creativity is at a zero, there is no more Lennon writing lyrics, no more Eddie Van Halen writing kewl guitar riffs, no more John Bonham beating teh sh!t out of the drums, no more Pink Floyd making so kewl music, no more Queen belting out lyrics............... Yes I know some of the above are over the hill or dead, but u get the general meaning. anyhow, rap sucks, and thats that. To the forum members that truely like rap music, it's not my intention to offend, but to give it a poor review (much like one would a movie). I'm sure someone out there likes Batman Forever, but it still is very poor film.