Lots of people have eclectic musical tastes, even us elderly people. However, in my wanderings upon the interwebs, I have noticed one kind of music is almost universally hated by all older folks: Rap. Quotes I often hear: "that's not music, that's noise." Or "that's not music, that's a bunch of criminals talking." Etc., etc.
Wanna know why I think old people hate rap? Because our generation did not invent it. Things might have been different if we had. Picture the Ed Sullivan theatre, 1964:
Ed: "And now, something really, really big. All the way from Liverpool, the new musical sensation: THE BEATLES!"
George in spotlight, on turntable: Scritch-scratcha-scritcha, scratch-scratcha-scritcha
Ringo in spotlight, Beatbox: BOOM shaka-laka, BOOM shaka-laka
John in spotlight: I said she loves you babe
Paul in spotlight: (I said the bitch she loves you yeh)
All four in spotlight and the crowd goes wild! BOOM shaka-laka, SCRITCH-scratcha-scritcha continues in accompaniment.
"She loves you babe
(bitch I said c'mon get down)
She loves you good man
(I said the bitch is money, y'all)"
And so on. . .
Screaming crying CROWD CONTINUES TO GO WILD!
I'm just saying.
Just like our parents with our music, we just didn't do it first so there must be something WRONG with it. Right?.