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The Rap-let-down That No One Ever Mentions

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Beyond being crude, vulgar, racist, homophobic, misogynist, and non-melodious, rap doesn’t help engender memories. The real crime of rap “music” is that it is rendering a generation of listeners bereft of the types of melodic memories that enhanced the lives of their parents and grandparents.

One night, I had nothing to do, so to prove how mindless and how little creativity rap music requires, I wrote 8 or 10 rap “songs” – it only takes about 6 to 8 minutes for each (real artistry!). Here is a “cleaned-up” version of one of the eight:

Whining Time
by Jeff Davidson

I’m nearly feeling fine, so it is the time to whine.
In a world of opportunity, I’ll pretend there’s none I see.
Instead, I’ll bitch and moan in syncopated groans

You wouldn’t be crazy, if you called me lazy,
but with all the flying B.S., the situation now is hazy.

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I left the path to learning science or math;
these are nerdy courses that just incur my wrath.

I’m a rap artist, it’s plain to see.
If you don’t ‘preciate my poetry, I’ll bust you in the knee.

I’m feeling kinda funky, not too spunky,
in a land of opportunity, I’ll pretend there’s none for me.
I’ll fuss and holler, and hustle for a dollar.

It simply does amaze me, to get a job is crazy.
Spouting leftist rhetoric, I want to be like Jay-Z.

I’m so off the path, my mind is close to ‘daft.’
Excel in academics? Get lost, you make me laugh.

I’m a famous rap artist, as anyone can tell.
If you don’t ‘preciate my artistry, f-you and go to hell.

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About the Author:
Jeff Davidson is "The Work-Life Balance Expert®" and the premier thought leader on work-life balance, integration, and harmony. Jeff speaks to organizations that seek to enhance their overall productivity by improving the effectiveness of their people. He is the author of Breathing Space, Simpler Living, Dial it Down, and Everyday Project Management. Visit for more information.