Music should make you feel, react. Music can help you cope with your feelings after a bad break up; it can also assist you in wallowing in self-pity after a bad break up. Music has always been, and will always be a means of escapism. Music can transport us to another mind state.
Rap flourishes because of escapism. We want to be somewhere else: waking up in a new Bugatti (instead of on a used futon), listening to Boo & Gotti because you set your alarm ringer to "Fiesta (Remix)," popping bottles instead of not-yet-ready whiteheads, hanging out with beautiful models instead of masturbating at 3 am to some girl you kind-of-know's public Facebook photos. (TMI? Hey rap's got that, too.) Real life is often tragic and sad, but rap can teleport you elsewhere for 16 bars.
Had a rough day and need to blow off steam? Then toss on a song with violent overtones and pretend to be a gangbanger. Don't worry, nobody will notice that that made up gang sign you're throwing during a Waka Flocka song is actually just the shocker. After all, you're all alone in your apartment. Trying to get psyched for a work out or a job interview? Get those endorphins pumping with something "turnt up" as the youths say.
Complex would like to stress that we do not want you to actually go out and punch someone in the face after listening to these songs. But if you do, at least Vine it or something. No reason to let free Klout points go to waste.
Here are 25 Rap Songs That Make You Want to Punch Someone In The Face.
Written by Bauce Sauce (@BauceSauce)