I enjoy my hip-hop, mostly old school fun rap. I'd say there is a difference, old school rap is like Tupac, and old school fun rap (really can't think of a better name for it) is like Beastie Boys and RUN-DMC. I'm not saying I hate any other type of rap, but that is my favorite. My friends are trying to get me into other rap, they loaded 2 mix tapes of rap they like on to my mp3 player. There are a few others I've come to like. Such as Kid Cudi, Lupe Fiasco, Jay-Z and Eminem. They really like people like Birdman, Drake and Lil' Wayne. I like a few of their songs but I feel they don't represent what I stand for (isn't that what rap is about?). Birdman talks too much about being rich and is a bit flashy, Lil' Wayne talks about a lot of women (which doesn't really interest me), and Drake is like the Justin Bieber (spelling) of rap/hip hop. I do like some of their songs like "Forever" that has Eminem, Drake, Lil' Wayne and Kayne West. I don't know all the lyrics but I won't skip over it when it plays, And "money to blow" is pretty good too. For you who are like "***? Eminem!? ", I really respect the man. He raps the truth, and I can relate to most of the stuff he says. Especially when he talks about (in "real slim shady") people being suprised he can rap so good when he's white. Thats how a lot of people react when they see me play basketball (lol like Lary Bird). He grew up pretty poor as I did (against contrary belief), and many things he struggled with growing up with I also struggled with. He is very respectable once you actually listen to how deep his words are. I also respect Lil' Wayne as a person and bidness man (lol). I really didn't until I read the article on him going to jail (for having a gun that wasn't even his) in the Rolling stone mag, if you hate him, read this, you will really respect him afterwards. Thats all I have to say really and I find it wierd that I take this so deep, when I rarely listen to rap. I'm mostly into funk and punk. But I guess I just take all music deep, I could just prolly write 2x as much just on the Ramones. So if you made it through all of that without dying or falling asleep... how many TBers like hip hop/rap?