Late to the debate as always :c
Rapping is fast speech, mixing rhythmic rhyming and well-mixed synth tones.
So… you’re agreeing that rap songs are a form of music then? That sounds like a musical definition to me. Also by your deduction you would be condemning some forms of music such as A Capella;
Or Gregorian Chant;
Poor examples to be honest, but they are similar in that they rely heavily on the use of lyrical devices.
As for creativity, its fast poetry with poorly thought out metaphors and symbolism.
Not in all cases, only with lazy artists.
Vulgar language: There are better ways to say things. The only time I like vulgar lyrics is when I'm in my "Kill-a-bitch" mood and want to punch someone.
Judging by your quote of Five Finger Death Punch, then I don’t think you really have a grasp on this ‘kill-a-bitch’ mood, especially since I would argue that 5FDP are just popularising metal. Whereby they are just providing for what the mass majority wants rather than going out to create their own sense of identity and meaning. Now I present old Korn before they degenerated into mediocrity; whereby the aggression and sheer ferocity is rather apparent through vocals alone (or at least in my opinion). I find with FFDP that they are just making threats, but there is no… seriousness or emphasis.
Also: "Kill-a-bitch" mood: That moment when someone does something SO stupid you feel the need to help ensure the IQ of future generations by removing the idiot from the gene pool, but don't act even though you want to.
The irony in that is that ‘kill-a-bitch’ songs are usually rather… simplistic themselves. So they degenerate the IQ of others… by being… unintelligent themselves?
Well, it should be insulting to everyone. Improper usage of simplistic words, slang that makes everyone dumber each time they hear it, and poor choice of their synthesized tones that can be found on google for free.
See, the thing is that there are different times for different lyrical formats. Sometimes they may want to convey a message in its most brutal and bluntest form rather than cover it up in symbolism and lyrical genius. Also on a side note; I’ve not listened to such songs and felt my intelligence crumble before me like dust.
So really? There's more to music than a beat and words. This is my opinion and I'm sticking with it.
Then you may want to change your opinion since by the definition of music, it is still music in its own right. They may be using atonal, 20th century and lyrical/poetic influences, but I can assure you that there are still many different terms and such that can describe rap songs (and country).
Looking back on all of this though you keep coming back to rock/metal, rather than exploring the rest of the musical spectrum. So I’m going to assume you are a ‘rock/metal’ fan (Refer to video below). However, if you are looking for all this genius behind songs then I think you are in the wrong genre. If you want musical genius I would suggest you look back into the Romantic and Classical Eras, or maybe even Baroque if you wanted a more… primal edge to it - with the harpsichord and what not.