Old white guy expresses disgust with nigger/jungle/black music. You can dig up a comparable article about blues, or jazz, or R&B, or rock, and with a quick global search and replace get the exact same column. If it weren't for the contemporary reference to the snipers, I'd swear that's what Bob Levey did with this:
If you're new to this column, you've missed my many rants about this form of musical expression. My major complaint: It isn't music. My second: It isn't expression. My third: It's amazingly vulgar. Not to mention juvenile, sexist and misogynistic.
Rap is a litany of half-formed thoughts, laid over half-formed percussion. You can't hum it or dance to it. Half the time, you can't understand it.
In 20 years, do you think there'll be a radio format called Golden Oldie Rap of the '80s and '90s? No chance, because the stuff isn't singable or memorable.
No sense mentioning that classic rap shows already exist, I suppose. Why let facts get in the way.
He works for the Washington Post. I expect he has many black friends who work there. Might surprise them to find out they're his friends, true. . .