see also Hip-Hop
A genre of music
spawned in the early 70's in various ghetto
s throughout the U.S. The name allegedly derived from people saying "That's a rap!" after performing with a DJ
. A rap can usually consist of ryhmes and a beat, although sometimes done acapella
. Often accused of being about nothing but sex and drugs (not dissimilar to metal
), usually depicts daily life in the black ghettos or other assorted issues faced by the poorest of us.
Some Rap artists include: Eminem, 50 Cent, Run DMC, Mac Dre, Brotha Lynch Hung, Grandmaster Flash, etc...