Surprising Nobody, Keith Richards Shares He’s Not A Fan Of Rap Music
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Keith Richards, the 79-year-old guitarist of the Rolling Stones, recently expressed his disinterest in rap music during an interview with The Telegraph.
In his candid remarks, Richards mentioned that he doesn’t particularly enjoy the experience of people “yelling” at him and labeling it as music. He humorously added that he could already get enough of that at home. He said:
“I don’t really like to hear people yelling at me and telling me it’s music, aka rap.”
This revelation came as no surprise to those familiar with Richards’ musical preferences. He was in the spotlight while promoting the band’s forthcoming 24th studio album, Hackney Diamonds.
Not stopping at his critique of rap, Richards also took a subtle jab at pop music, saying:
“I don’t want to start complaining about pop music. It’s always been rubbish. I mean, that’s the point of it. They make it as cheap and as easy as possible and therefore it always sounds the same; there’s very little feel in it.
“I like to hear music by people playing instruments. That is, I don’t like to hear plastic synthesised muzak, as it used to be known, what you hear in elevators, which is now the par for the course.”
For him, the essence of music lies in hearing talented individuals playing real instruments, as opposed to the synthetic, elevator-style tunes that dominate the modern pop landscape.