Alternative music shares some features with rap. If you are not a fun of rap music, you might be shaking your head now and changing your mind about trying out alternative music. But the similarity is not with the sound but rather, with the lyrics. We all know that a lot of the lyrics written or created for rap music have a deeper meaning. Many of these messages or meanings have to do with prominent social issues or concerns. You get to hear about oppression, loss of life and the negative impacts of violence. The lyrics of alternative music also deal with all of the same types of social issues. So if you have not been listening to the news lately, then try listening to an alternative music.