Re: Music-- worse as it progresses?
Rap isn't really meant to be music. Rappers aren't trying to sing, they're trying to...uh...do the rap equivalent of singing. Also, rap is not the same as hiphop. Rap is merely a type of hiphop, just as metal, glam and grunge are types of rock. Hiphop is sung, and has music.
Oh, and lil_leprechaun, R&B came before rock. People like the Mamas and the Papas, etc. and that quickly evolved into Rock