In a recent post I related how I had absolutely no interest in seeing the "smash" Broadway hit Hamilton owing to the "rap" nature of the production. A few days ago in NYC at a rap concert a shooting took place that left one dead and several injured as gun play broke out. Indeed, " the rap culture" is permeated with guns and violence. Most of the so-called rap artists are just thugs with a big chip on their shoulders. To dignify this crap as "music" is ridiculous.