Not to be confused with "Hip Pop
" garbage that one can hear daily on MTV, or the local radio.
If you'll notice, nearly all the definitions have about half of the votes in favor (thumbs up) and half against (thumbs down).
Rap is very polarizing. Some people love it and some hate it. Some will say it's poetry over a beat, some think they're very clever and say something retarded like "Can't spell crap without rap" or "Retards Attempting Poetry".
The point is...people who endlessly hate on rap for invalid reasons are wrong because they're idiots. And people who endlessly defend rap are idiots for thinking they can convince those other idiots otherwise.
People who just listen to rap, or metal, or both, and go about their shit like usual are cool.
More power to you.