You've just never walked in their shoes. And you can never hope to feel what the people that this sound means so much to... feel. Some rap does suck. And its a worn out template from a production standpoint. But so is some music of all the genres. Is it music? No one can answer that. I enjoy birds in the spring trumpeting the new sunrise. Is that music? You fail to understand the words of which they emote. And there's nothing wrong with that. But to judge it like you are an authority and to write as such... is truly a sign of lower IQ. The world resonates with music that can inspire the soul... but it only works for those who are wise enough to feel that power. When I see a kid boppin down the street or I hear the car next to me blasting something that I would never in a million years seek out for myself...I smile. Thats music Soes. Don't be a dummy. I thought you smarter.