I used to think I hated rap and never listened to it, but my BF loves it and listens to it a lot. He said I needed to "open my mind" to it. Well - I thought, no I won't ever like it - but I LOVE some of it now. My god, it's awesome!!! And some of them are so talented. Unbelievably talented. Also it's started to really resonate with me on a soul level...some of it is very moving and powerful.