Here’s a little rant... I’m sick of people saying that they like anything except rap and country, because I’m 100% certain that they’re all wrong. It’s the most basic, unoriginal answer to the question of what they listen to. What they usually mean is, “I strongly prefer modern pop music, but I also don’t hate classic rock.” But beyond that, they DO like both rap and country

Rap, for one thing, isn’t even a genre; it’s a style of vocals popularized by hip hop, but used in every genre at some point. Who doesn’t like “Loser” by Beck, for example? Or “Pepper” by the Butthole Surfers? They’re almost entirely rapping. Even if you were to assume they specifically mean rap in a hip hop context, still... you can’t honestly say you don’t enjoy at least ONE song by either RUN-DMC or the Beastie Boys. They’re both so easy to listen to and nowhere near as explicit as some of the harder gangster rap, which I imagine is the stuff these people are trying to say they don’t like.

As for country, well.... Johnny Cash. Dolly Parton. Willie Nelson. I don’t think I need to add anything more here. Anyone with such a basic taste in music will happily listen to “Ring of Fire” or “Jolene” or “On the Road Again.” And so much more.

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So I’ve established that they like rap and country, but I also know for a fact that the vast majority of these people will not sit through an hour of jazz, opera, easy listening, etc. There’s a hell of a lot more that they don’t like than just “rap and country.”