2. n. A genre of "music" that discusses demeaning and/or objectifying women, violence, and utilizing drugs. It also involves unnecessary cussing and making no sense.
2. Later on that day
My homey dr. dre came through with a gang of tanqueray
And a fat ass j, of some bubonic chronic that made me choke
Shit, this ain’t no joke
I had to back up off of it and sit my cup down
Tanqueray and chronic, yeah I’m fucked up now
But it ain’t no stoppin, I’m still poppin
Dre got some bitches from the city of compton
To serve me, not with a cherry on top
Cause when I bust my nut, I’m raisin up off the cot
Don’t get upset girl, that’s just how it goes
I don’t love you hoes, I’m out the do’
And I’ll be
Rollin down the street, smokin indo, sippin on gin and juice
Laid back with my mind on my money and my money on my mind
Snoop Dogg - Gin & Juice
this was just a short history of rap music....most people hate rap cuase they listen to the mainstreem bullshit that they hear on the radio or see on TV..list of some of the wackest mainstreemers..MIKE JONES..PAUL WALL..LIL JON..YINYANG..JEEZY..DA FRANCHIZE BOYS..DFL..FAT JOE (ANY BODY FROM ATLANTA) T.I...50 CENTS...G-UNIT...
A COUPLE OF MAINSTEEMERS WHO ARE ACTUALLY GOOD...JAY-Z(I used to hate him until I actually listened to his music) T-PAC(Some people compare him to Hitler becuse of his power to infuence and pusuade many young blacks mostly males....but tupac is the greatest rapper no matter what anyone says..)Nas.....Biggie smalls(best rapper from new york)...ICE CUBE...SNOOP DOGG..KRSone( the coldest rapper in a rap battle) they are more but i dont have time....
to all who say rap sucks should just sit down and shut up!!!ill admit that the bullcrap that gets played on tv and radio sucks but there are good rappers out there...and like all american music rap was started by african americans and is being corrupted by whites..
Club poppin songs from atlanta based artists like yinyang and franchise boys give rap a bad name
Response: Nah fuck 50 Cent, I would rather listen to some Wu-Tang Clan, or Nas. Real hip hop bitch!
Him and all these so called "gangstas" can go fist themeselves. Rap
But, since everyone seems intent on comparing them anyway, no one seems to have mentioned the following:
It's useless to criticize rap as requiring next to no musical skill. True - it's harder to play an instrument proficiently than it is to flow well. But if you judge a song by how difficult it is to perform, you're forgetting that, ideally, music is a form of self-expression. If a song moves you, it won't be because, for example, the guitar solo is really fast (although technical skill can definitely augment emotion). Remember, none of the Beatles were great musicians. It was the quality of their songs that connected. The same goes for the best rap. MF Doom probably can't play a C major scale, but who gives a shit? He writes memorable, intelligent songs. Oh yeah, guess who else does? Eminem.
Also: the whole rap-as-poetry thing really bothers me. The fact that rap's focus is on the lyrics rather than the music doesn't make the words better, or worth any more. Even if they're working with different cultural languages and different cliches, rap lyrics are no more poetry than rock lyrics. Sorry - most of the raps about growing up in the projects (Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" comes to mind), no matter how vividly described, tend to be pretty trite. No more trite than the vast majority of all rock lyrics in any subgenre, but in no way of deserving the heading of "poetry." I mentioned MF Doom before. His lyrics are usually pretty great, culture-jamming and funny and thoughtful. But they're not poetry. Keats is a poet. Tupac is not. He might have a message, but to trash Tupac a little, it's not an especially original message, and the fact that his medium is rap rather than rock doesn't make his words "street poetry" any more than Lou Reed's. Same deal goes for the old school greats. Chuck D's a pretty good political commentator, if a little preachy, but no one calls the Clash poets. So stop. Oh, and for my money, no rapper has ever approached poetry in pop music as much as Bob Dylan, who arguably recorded THE VERY FIRST RAP SONG IN 1965 with "Subterranean Homesick Blues." Don't believe me? Go listen to it.
take it easy and dont be sleasy and check out the oxford dictionary too.