So true. When rap/hip-hop began I figured it would be a short-lived fad like disco. They say what killed disco was that it became repetitious with every song sounding like the next. Well that's certainly true of rap/hip-hop- every song(?) has a heavy repeating beat with someone singing(?) rap lyrics. Doesn't take much talent at all.
And my disdain for it has nothing to do with race because I have a large collection of Doo-wop music by black groups like the Marcels, The Flamingos, The Cadillacs, etc that I love. Compare a beautiful melodious love songs like the "Only You" by the Platters or the Five Satins' "In the Still of the Night" with the crap today and you wonder how black music could have deteriorated so much.