Mic posts get redundant.
However to say it's not appropriate is BS.
1) This forum is Hip Hop/ R&B.
2) Asking about anything recording wise is why the site was built.
Stop acting like the first time you got behind the boards you were a rocket scientist.
Back a few years, there was no wide use of Internet, (AOL only remember?)so forums didn't exist. You had to spends months learning what is now considered childs play. Also with no Internet people could only go to a Pro Audio store and buy things or use a catalouge and hope the sales description led them to the right choice.
So there wasn't much home recording in small states and cities. There was tons to learn and unless you could get into a decent studio (home or pro) you had no one to ask, and a long learning curve.
This forum makes things easier. If everyone "READ THE MANUAL" this forum wouldn't need to exist so your not ad smart as you think you are.
Bread and Butter for hip-hop (home studio) was a basic akg condenser mic, mackie 1202
, mpc, keyboard and an Alesis/ Tascam ADAT machine.
We are light years past that so if that wa alot to learn back then, it's 3x more to learn today.
The forum makes it easy but we've all got stuff to learn, except maybe the mods and Philly......(lol)
Chill out. If the questions dumb, don't respond. Simple.
By the way: there may not be a certified Rap Mic but there are certified Non Rap mics.
So those "which mic" questions are simple but still valid.