The artistry of this
If the artistry is there, why should rap be valued any less than a patter song or a recitative? If you argue the artistry isn’t there, how do you frame your arguments?
What is the difference between fans learning Korean to sing along at a Blackpink concert, and others spending hundreds of dollars to listen to European opera being sung in Italian, French, Czech, Russian, or German (though certainly there are English language operas, even American ones, and certainly American composers of more classically orchestral pieces).
Is it the subject matter? Perception of class and status? Perceived tradition of heritage? The style? Or is it the language?
How do we express one artist as having greater culture or value than another?
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