I think my dad used to listen to rap. It's so passé and mainstream now.
Yes, youngblood, your dad likely listened to rap. And rock. And pop. And maybe even house, techno, and most other forms of EDM, except for the dub-step you're already sick of. And every other kind of music you listen to. The fact is, until the kids hurry up and invent a new, parent-alienating form of music of their own, like every generation before them, dad's music is going to continue to drive the conversation, and the innovation, in popular music.
Last year, Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city was perhaps the most thoughtful, beautiful major label album of 2012. This year, Yeezus is probably the most innovative and unorthodox. Meanwhile, popular indie-rock bands are sounding like something from 1980s New York, and your favorite EDM act is making like it's 1990s Ibiza.