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Derived from the original abbreviation "MC," now used as the generic term for anyone who speaks over a beat, or performs songs that could be termed "hip-hop." Afrika Bambaataa and his contemporaries at the Universal Zulu Nation were the first to exemplify this term.
Originated as a term for the only individual at a party who could speak on the microphone while the DJ (Disk Jockey) was looping the hook or the beat. Various individuals claim that MC stands for the following:
1: Master of Ceremonies, generally the speaker presiding over a formal gathering, or the host of a Jamaican gameshow.
2: Move the Crowd. Originally proclaimed by the legendary emcee Rakim (of the group Eric B. and Rakim) on his 1986 urban hit "Eric B. Is President;" to Rakim, an MC was any rapper who was able to control the crowd that he was presiding over.
3: Microphone Controller.
4: Mic Checka
1: The MC for Barnum and Bailey Circus is a professionally trained orator
1b: "The term, MC, stand for Master of Ceremonies" - A Tribe Called Quest, Midnight Marauders
2: "To me, M.C. means Move the Crowd" - Rakim, Eric B. Is President
"I'm, the Nineteen Naughty Nine MC
Microphone controller, master of ceremonies" - Naughty by Nature, Holiday
MC (Master of Ceremonies), a lyricist, Rapper. Considered by most to be more than just an ordinary rapper. A step above just a rapper an emcee not only writes great lyrics, but also rocks the stage equally well. one who raps with skill.
Mos Def is a prime example of an emcee.
A word derived from "MC
," meaning either "Master of Ceremonies" or "Microphone Controller." The elongated word "emcee" is used mainly as a more formal way to write it, and "MC" can be used for instant messaging and emailing.
An emcee is, in effect, the person(s) who speak and are the head of a show or performance.
At the local talent show, I was the emcee, being chosen as a great speaker to state the upcoming acts.
spelled out version of "MC" (Microphone Controller). basically, a rapper, mainly, a hip hop artist in the underground. most emcees drop the "MC" when they hit the mainstream & what not.
when Marshall Mathers was underground, he was known as MC Eminem, but since he's become popular, he's just plain old Eminem aka Slim Shady, ya got me?
a rap lyricist who is good/great
you hear about that new emcee? He has he'll challenge anybody
what you know about a sweet emcee?
in the 313,
none of these skills you bout to see come free.