I am hoping that Hip Hop and Rap will soon fade away and we can get back to some musical talent. I don't mean to hurt anyone's artistic sense but this Hip Hop music is bad news. First off I don't like the name of it. Hip Hop reminds me of some third grade reading book about the easter bunny going hippity hop down the bunny trail. It envokes somewhat retarded and juvenile images of black children hippoty hoppitying around some class room. And Rap music. I notice that there is no harmonic variance to this music. It seems very primitive to me. I hear cars coming down the street going "Boom! Boom! Boom!" The key never changes. There seems to be no inventive harmonies to it. Actually it all seems like the same darn song to me. I hear a Thud Thump Thud Thump . It seems that music appreciation among many blacks has just been reduced to the loud incessant THUMP of a bass drum. Isn't this fade of Boom! Boom! Boom! primitive? Isn't this a degradation of black talent into some stone age thumping? Where's the talent in this stuff?