A form of primarily (but not exclusively) black music that comes from the hip-hop
subculture. Centers mostly around touchy subjects like gang violence, social injustices, racism, and controversy in their music. Has produced songs of beautiful poetry with strong messages, as well as lovable and catchy beats.
Often bashed by ignorant people on Urban Dictionary who think that people like 50 cent
and P Diddy
are the best that rap's got to offer.
Truth is, most of the best rap artists, like Eminem, Tupac, Notorious BIG, Nas, and Common are not often featured on MTV. Thus, people who don't listen to REAL rap are subjected to talentless sellouts that the RIAA
likes to sponsor.