Writer David Segal contends that "the similarities between talk radio and gangsta rap are nothing short of uncanny." He argues: "Once you subtract gangsta rap's enthusiasm for lawlessness — a major subtraction, to be sure — rap is among the most conservative genres of pop music. It exalts capitalism and entrepreneurship with a brio that is typically considered Republican." Segal counts among other similarities: – "Extolling your greatness is nearly as crucial to rap as it is to talk radio." – Both base credibility on claiming "to have hordes of detractors." – Without verbal skills, "you can't rap and you'll never make it as a talk radio opinion-machine."