“Rap — so many words, so little said,” Richards told the Daily News. “What rap did that was impressive was to show there are so many tone-deaf people out there. All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they’re happy. There’s an enormous market for people who can’t tell one note from another.”
His ire wasn’t reserved for hip-hop, though — the Rolling Stones guitarist also thinks most rock is unlistenable. “It sounds like a dull thud to me,” he says. “For most bands, getting the syncopation is beyond them. It’s endless thudding away, with no bounce, no lift, no syncopation.”
Read the full interview at the New York Daily News.