Metal vs rap
Rap music has been around for more 100 years and its much older then heavy metal which started on the late 60s. The rap was started by Africans, even before they came to America they used to tell some of their stories rhythmically.
Despite the effect of the slavery and racism on the Africans and their rap music over the years, rap wasn’t really known to the public and it was mostly known as a street art.
Rap was mostly used by the African American teenagers. In the late 60’s people like James brown opened the window for rap by making funk music and after him a band called the Sugar hill Gang started their work called “rappers delight” and it was the break through for the rap genre and an opportunity to position itself in the minds of white people too.
Heavy metal is much younger then rap music.
Heavy metal bands started their work from 1964 and since the first day it began it was immediately placed in the hearts of fans and was accepted very quickly by the public. One of the greatest hits which it helped the break through was the Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild” and it really showed the heavy metal to the world.
When it comes to controversies of genres, It all comes down to the change they have through time.
Each genre has had their golden age and it will go on for it for some time. Heavy metal’s golden age was from 1960 to 1995 on my opinion, this was the best era for heavy metal music cause the band’s music were strong and with a meaning.
But after that time the focus on the meanings were getting less and less and things like black metal and speed metal came along and they didn’t follow up the nature of the metal. They turned this genre into a genre of atheists and devil worshipers.
Although there are a lot of fans for it but the nature of the metal has been changed and the controversies you can find are more in the golden age.
Rap music its been around more then metal but it still holds its nature although there are some changes to it, changes are such as the negative raps which involves sex and drugs ... or the gang fights between rappers. rap still have maintained the nature which is about the dare to speak out and now days it is more commonly known as the young generation's language.
Now when it comes to the level of controversy between the level heavy metal and rap without a doubt rap will be the one with highest level of controversy. i am personally a big fan of the heavy metal and if i was writing this article 20 years ago the metal will definitely be the number one, but the truth is that the gold era of heavy metal have ended a long time ago and now all of the music are focusing on electric guitar works and yelling or talking about the devil etc....
Rap as I said is now the new generation's language, especially in some countries people use it to talk about the government, and the have been fights against it in some countries by the government and it’s been banned by it. Rap has the flexibility for people to say what they what to say