This is coming from a black guy born and raised in OAKLAND CALIFORNIA:
Amen. I don't like Rap as a music form, but I grew up in Chicago, and a lot of early 90's rap is pretty decent; modern "rap" is almost entirely disgraceful garbage that makes One Direction look like Mozart.
Cultivating an immunity to rebuttal is not a substitute for being correct.
"Rap music" is a contradiction in terms. You sing to music, you don't talk to it.
And the only thing that would be enhanced with Rap is ... the landfill, where the CD's and memory chips holding "rap music" get tossed.
As old as it makes me sound when I say it... This. I agree with this man.
Allow me to remedy your ignorance
1) Music (noun)
a : the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity
2) Song (noun)
1 : the act or art of singing 2 : poetical composition 3 a : a short musical composition of words and music
Poetry over music indeeds constitutes a song, because a song is spoken (rapped, spoken, sung), music is played. They are not synonymous terms unless you are too uneducated to know the difference. Rap is as much a song style as is spoken word, singing or even the screaming popular in post hardcore subgenres of rock.
ITT: People who don't know the definitions of the words they use
ITT: People who don't know much about music and songs.
Wow. Has that stick up your rectum always been a measuring stick or did you have to grow it? Music is relative. I don't care what the dictionary has as it's meaning. Each person's definition of music is an individual choice. There are no clear rules/boundaries that define the term "music".
Eh... Only if it's good like the Beastie Boys. Though I really can't imagine any sort of JRPG having rap music.
Otherwise, I'd have to go with computer generated music and symphonic music. Some games could also do with some classic rock/punk (or maybe some newer stuff, though I'd be reluctant to put something like Green Day in any games), though I'm not so delusional to believe that JRPG's and hardcore punk would go well together. Then again, what you think should be in games is completely dependent on your taste in music. If I were to be put in charge of the soundtrack of any given game, most people from the newest generation (Generation Z, or all those born in around the 2000's) would probably be turned off by it; my tastes more follow those of the previous generation (for which I am a bit glad, because I really hate the fans of Justin Beiber and other pop culture icons of this day).
LOVE the Beastie Boys...Pretty funny considering they weren't really a rap group.
I agree rap should be in RPG's but make sure the rap songs are revelant to the game. I love how Samurai Champloo has rap in the anime. It adds so much energy to the fights and suspenseful moments. It has the best soundtrack of any cartoon. No other music form has the artistic nature and energy as good rap.