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DMwise1999
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Emilrose
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Is rap controlling our generation?

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Emilrose
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/2/2015 Category: Music
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Votes (2)

 

DMwise1999

Pro

Rap taking control of our generation because today if u really think abiut it at leat all the new songs that came out today are basicly rap songs.
Emilrose

Con

Accepted.

Firstly, Pro has failed to outline any definitions and expand on precisely what he means by "taking over". Nevertheless, I will accept the resolution as it is and argue that this is not the case.

Pro begins round one by stating:

"Rap taking control of our generation because today if u really think abiut it at leat all the new songs that came out today are basicly rap songs."

It is fundamentally impossible for a musical genre to actually "take over" a generation, largely due to the existence of other musical genres and the fact that one specific genre does not possess that kind of power.

Pro then states that all the new songs that come out are rap songs, which is particularly incorrect. There currently exists an entire array of different types of music, all of which have their own individual fanbase. On the contrary to rap receiving all the attention and having the only songs that come out, pop continues to be the most widely listened to genre. As well as rock and dance/electro music. which are also popular.

The current U.S top 40 chart offers clear proof of this:

[1.] http://www.billboard.com...

With artists such as Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas and Sam Smith in the top 10, rap is very obviously not "taking over".

The U.K charts outline the same thing:

[2.] http://www.officialcharts.com...

With dance DJ Avicii featuring in the top 10.
Debate Round No. 1
DMwise1999

Pro

I am talking how it is taking over people that are our age. I known most people who really take rap seriously and its seem like they worship the raps for example today people our age is just taking advantage such as criminal things.
Emilrose

Con

Rebuttals

Pro states:

"I am talking how it is taking over people that are our age."

Again, Pro makes makes a claim with literally no evidence in support. The current global music charts would suggest differently; the general fact is that young people listen to a variety of different things, including pop, dance, and rock.

"I known most people who really take rap seriously and its seem like they worship the raps for example today people our age is just taking advantage such as criminal things."

Firstly, Pro does not specify who he means by "most people". I've already demonstrated that people [young people in particular] listen to a variety of genre s. And if someone does listen to rap, it does not mean that they take every lyric "seriously" like Pro claims. Another problem with Pro's argument is they have clearly failed to elaborate on "criminal things" assertion and show what the relation is between that and people listening to rap music.

Pro has failed to outline a grammatically sound argument in both rounds, as well as not expounding on or supporting any of his claims with sources.
Debate Round No. 2
DMwise1999

Pro

DMwise1999 forfeited this round.
Emilrose

Con

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by DylanLang 2 years ago
DylanLang
Rap is definitely not controlling our generation. If you think so then don't listen to it, and stay away from me because i blaze it. I haven't even heard someone tell my attitude has changed because of it. If you believe so then give definitive proof, i'm from the stix and we all listen to it.
Posted by UnderdogRising 2 years ago
UnderdogRising
The whole premise is awful with zero logical deductions. So Con annihilated the Pro who couldn't even argue their premise.
Posted by SkepticalDefender 2 years ago
SkepticalDefender
Really the people against rap are 60 year old grandpas who hate everything. If you hate on rap don't listen to it.
Posted by yoshidino 2 years ago
yoshidino
Grammar and spelling already goes to con. My goodness is his grammar bad! It's hard to read! And really, it entirely depends on where you live. Go to south US and you might think that country music is taking over. Go to India and you might think Indian music is taking over.
Posted by DMwise1999 2 years ago
DMwise1999
i didn't mean that all new songs are new raps its just that what i here the most from radio there is rap songs and or there are songs in the rap
Posted by TBR 2 years ago
TBR
Really... ALL new songs are rap?

If this debate goes anywhere, it will be interesting.
Posted by Proving_a_Negative 2 years ago
Proving_a_Negative
Define "take over" and maybe I will join in the debate.
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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DMwise1999EmilroseTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct Con due to forfeit. S&G Con because Pro used more improper grammar in their handful of sentences than Con did in their entire arguments. Arguments Con, Pro provided virtually none. Sources Con, Pro provided literally none.