As I'm sure you've noticed, many of today's rock bands are into having their singers rap, while playing a more direct, groove-based music. For the record, I don't dislike rap and have defended it on this forum. I also think this style can be cool. Disturbed does it a little, and makes it sound fun. Rage Against the Machine has their moments, when they don't get carried away by their politics and the pointless ranting and raving by the lead singer. Then there are the popular groups that just make it sound awful, IMO. The two biggest culprits are Limp Biscuit and Kid Rock. They take the worst parts of rap and rock and leave out the soul and punch of both styles, and create nothing. How boring. Sometimes I turn to MTV-X just for the hell of it, and most of the new bands are doing that rock-rap stuff. I just don't think it comes out well. I was actually excited by the prospect of this style. I mean, after all, rap and rock are very heavy on the bottom end, and I thought it could work well. Much to my chagrine, I'm really not seeing anything out there I like. So do y'all think that this is just a passing fad that will go away in a couple of years, like grunge, or is the future of popular rock?