Originally Posted by perfectblade
nah i'm in college and i'm majoring in art history. it just annoys me because i get to hear *real* poets all the time and they are mostly struggling to get by or getting paid nothing. yet when jay-z or kanye release their next album where they talk about how awesome they are for 45 minutes, they get paid millions
It seems to me you're generalizing quite a bit. Not all rap is like that and some of the best definitely isn't like that (I'm really not sure about Kanye or Jay-Z since I've only heard a little bit of their stuff, I'm just not a fan). I wouldn't say Eminem really falls into that category. He's also worked very hard to get where he is now and still works really hard. There's much more rap out there that isn't at all like what you described.
I'm sure none of this is going to get through to you, but you really shouldn't generalize. It kinda shows that you really don't know much about the subject you're trying to discuss.