When I was young, I hated country music and thought that it was not music but junk about hillbillies. After listening to greats like Charlie Pride, Loretta Lynn, and others, I changed my mind and slowly began to listen selectively. Now, I am a country music fan.
Some rap is more like chanting or reading poetry, and some is actually singing with the strong, typical rap beats.
Johnny Cash sang a song, "A Boy Named Sue," that I enjoyed when it was first popularized. Some of it is chanting or talking, but it was widely accepted. Many other singers chant ot talk their lyrics, not necessarily in the style of rap.
Rap has been given a bad label by some because some rappers were associated with gangs, some have been shot in the streets, some of their lyrics are disrespectful toward women, there is much cursing, their choreography can be extreme, etc., and most rappers are black. Many people think that rap is giving youngsters a negative impression about gangs, drugs, women, and life. Rappers argue that they are mere relating what is happening. Also, top rappers make a lot of money and live "large," and many people cannot understand that.
Personally, I do not like rap, but I can appreciate some of the positive rap with clean language. I also think that much of the rap I have heard is not good for young minds, but I cannot say that it is not music. It is music in its own style. I could not control country music when I hated it, and I am afraid that rap will roll on as long as it is bringing in the dough. A Comparison: the world knows that tobacco and alcohol are killing people by the millions, but who's banning these legal killers? It is all about the Benjamins. That is the kind of world we live in. We pick the bones of quails when we have dynosaurs lying dead waiting to be picked.