Why do American's listen to such trashy music?

Rap music, it's trash and disgusting. America is a stinking cesspool if Rap is reflective of American culture. It's the most negative, depressing, ugly, mean spirited and vile thing I've ever heard.
Update: I realize SOME rap isn't like this, I have owned hip hop albums in the past that were pretty good. But those albums are like 20-plus years old now.
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