TO APPRECIATE RAP, YOU MUST ...

  1. Understand entertainment as an art unto itself
  2. Turn off the part of you that wants to sound smart, most smart rap that's enjoyable sneaks up on you anyway.
  3. Know right off the bat that most mainstream rappers have at least something amazing in their musical catalog
    50 Cent did an amazing job on "power of the dollar." Eminem- Infinite. Lil Wayne- Da Drought 3, Dedication 2 and more.
  4. Know what works for you
    There are no right answers in rap.