Are hip hop lyrics the dumbest in the industry?
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I always took issue with this. I think some rap lyrics are the deepest, most insightful ones I've heard, from any genre. And there's little Jon and the Eastside Boyz, so there's that too. People who disparage rap as unintelligent clearly haven't explored the genre past what they hear on the radio. Was Sinatra "deep?" A lot of rock music past and present has trite, hackneyed lyrics and concepts, but no one calls it dumb. Sit down and listen to something really poetic and insightful, then go listen to the Rolling Stones (nothing against them, just an example)... is "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" really breaking any new ground?
"... and I'll hang my boots to rest when I'm impressed/so I triple-knot 'em and forgot 'em/this origami dream is beautiful, but man those wings'll never leave the ground/without a feather and a lottery ticket, now settle down"0