Snap music, for those who don’t know, is a relatively new sub genre of hip hop that was born in Atlanta. Snap incorporates simple beats and finger snaps (seriously) and thanks to groups like D4L and Dem Franchize Boys, it is rapidly surpassing Crunk as the signature sound of the ATL. As we speak, these two groups are each holding down top spots on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hip Hop/R&B charts respectively. There’s just one small problem: Snap music is utter garbage. I mean it is incredibly bad. I assume you’ve all heard Laffy Taffy? My point exactly. Everything about this music sucks, the lyrics, the beats, the incessant finger snapping, even the guys putting it out look like losers.
Whoever invented this musical abortion should be strung up and whipped with a dead cat. How does this shit even make it out of the studio? If I was there when D4L was making that song, I would have locked the studio door and set the building on fire. What are you people doing to my artform? And who is buying this nonsense anyway? If you have a Franchize Boys cd in your car, you should go look for the tallest building you can find and get your jump on. "Oh, but you can dance to it" you say? Tell me that to my face and I will slap blood out of your mouth. I’ve had it up to here with you dumbasses sabotaging our musical legacy in the name of ass shaking. How come the old school could make music to dance to and still maintain their integrity, but when it comes to this generation it seems like we strive for ignorance and mediocrity?
In a MTV article Mr. Collipark, who is responsible for that God awful Whisper song, said the following "The freshest movement going on right now is the finger-snap movement. We’re getting that regional sound back with these finger-snap records." Oh yeah? That trash is the best you could do? Finger snaps? Whistling? You suck. At least crunk had some good beats for crying out loud. I think it’s time to start setting some higher standards for music. As long as people keep buying this bullshit, the record companies are gonna keep signing these clowns and flooding the airwaves with this ear pollution. So write your congressman, tell your friends, tattoo in across your forehead, whatever you have to do let the world know that us true hip hop fans will not be co-signing this flagrant coonery.