A Music Genre of speaking Poetry over a beat. Used to have a meaning but nowadays doesnt have a meaning at all. Nobody ever raps anymore they just talk over the mic, Eminem, T.I., Nas, and Jay-Z, Royce da 5'9, Wu Tang Clan, Lupe Fiasco, and Dr. Dre may be the only real rappers left, Lil Wayne and Soulja Boy just straight up killed it.
Eminem and all of Shady Records (excluding 50 Cent), Rakim, 2Pac, Biggie, Jay-Z, Nas, T.I., Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Big Pun, Lupe Fiasco, Dr. Dre, Eazy E, Royce Da 5'9, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, LL Cool J, Big L, Nate Dogg, Esham, Xzibit, DMX, UGK, Ice-T, Bone Thugs, Kurupt, Ice Cube, Redman, Scarface and all of the Geto Boys are all real rap. But only 20% of that list is still in the game.
Lil Wayne, Drake, Ja Rule, Soulja Boy, Nelly, Paul Wall, Insane Clown Posse, Hurricane Chris, Flo Rida, Pitbull, Black Eyed Peas, Kid Cudi and Sean Kingston are all commercialized mainstream rap that doesnt have any talent whatsoever and they are all I hear about with the dumbass kids at my school.