A form of music that has so much potential to be good, but due to complete lack of creativity is kinda sucky. Ever since The Millenium hit and Diddy introduced glitter suits, rap consists mostly of rapping about money, possessions or the number of "bad bitches" that one can corral depending on the quality of said bitch. Most people tend to hate rap because of the above reason, but sometimes they should consider where most rappers come from. If you are raised in poverty for most of your young life and suddenly become rich and can have anything you've ever wanted, you'd also be pretty damn eager to showboat. Sometimes you can't blame a rapper for wanting to celebrate his success but it is very understandable that one can be annoyed when almost every rapper does it ALL THE TIME. To me, a rappers first album is usually ok (unless you are Soulja Boy) because there is a lot of truth behind what they say regardless if you like their message or not. But a few years and albums later they will still be talking about what they did "back then" as opposed to what they do "now". Image plays a large role in that. Once again, there's not much to go around in the ghetto, so people will look up to you if you have money and cars and all that. Unfortunately, the people that get the majority of the money are drug dealers and such. All the youngsters see that and envy it even though it's wrong because they want to be respected and have something to feel good about. In addition they've grown up with an aggressive mentality because that's the only way they feel like they can get what they want and keep what they have. After all fear is one of the easiest ways for people to "respect" you. Rappers try their darndest to uphold that "gangsta/drug dealer image because at one point in time it was the only reason that everyone around them envied and revered them. If they were to change their image, no one in any hood would have that same respect for them anymore. Even though a rapper is successful and rich, he still going to have the want to feel acceptance from the people that he was like for the majority of his life. So even though he gets older, he never appears to mature in his music or in just about any other area of life. Another reason that rap is in the state it is right now is because of love for money over music. Your typical rapper LOVES money because of the above poverty reason, and how do you make money? BY APPEALING TO THE EAR OF THE PEOPLE. Unfortunately, "Rich-Hop, Club-Hop, and Hip-Pop" are the only things that a lot of kids wanna hear right now because kids this generation are pretty much all about materialism and fun and anything else that requires minimal thinking to enjoy. Just like any other typical American, a rapper is going to do the thing that gets him more money. In this case it is making club bangers, making a dance, and trying to sing using autotunes. That's also why so many rappers do the same things. They see that an new idea or catchy phrase another rapper thought of worked and they want to cash out too, so they don't take the time to be creative, they just bite the other rapper's idea. It's sad because a current day rapper could choose to make some intelligent music but money is a little more important to them and the execs that own T.V. and radio stations. Since they have already made up their mind about what they want to put out, the only way that rap can recover is for the common people to change their tastes. IF YOU WANT GOOD MUSIC, YOU HAVE CHALLENGE A RAPPER TO STEP HIS GAME UP. All of this is just guess work, but think I'm somewhere in the ballpark.
I listen to rap more for the melody than the message nowadays.
Rap is a music genre.Its hated by many people that believe in the stereo type that only blacks make rap and its always about shooting cops, drugs, money and sex. Which leads to another stereo type that says all blacks like rap...
1.Not all blacks like rap.
2.Rap's not only for Blacks.
3.Not all rap is about money drugs and sex...
4.Not all people who like rap are black
People who don't like rap, usually say
"Rap is crap that has artists like 50 Cent."
These are people who know nothing about rap, and judge it by what they see on TV.
If you REALLY know what rap is then you'd know 50 Cent sucks balls and isn't a good rapper at all.See the people who like rap, and actually understand rap know 50 Cent is not a good rapper.Rap is poetry, despite what any other person says. Rap is like poetry with attitude,poetry with a bit of gangsterism. Look at Mos Def. That is a real rapper. Somebody like 50 Cent or Cassidy has nothing on somebody like Mos Def.
Most people say that rap degrades women. I don't really think so, because people need to realize..
A bitch is a bitch.
A hoe is a hoe.
A whore is a whore.
And a lady is a lady.
Rap has something called a beat to it, something that sounds catchy and something you can dance to.For instance Tupac's California Love is something you can dance to. And anybody that tries to say thats not a good song...well isnt there a rock song that goes "I've got 2 tickets to paradise, pack your bags we'll leave tonight."
Some people say rap...
I will say this first. I listen to punk rock and not rap. the rap i have seen was on mtv or vh1 and therefore cannot judge it. However, those of you who are judging it need to listen to at least 5 minutes of 6 differnt rap artists before you can say anything about it. if you still hate it after doing this then shut up, keep your thoughts to yourself, and be tolerant. just like in punk rock most of the stuff that is played on mtv and vh1 is PROBABLY media garbage. the music that is underground probably has more meaning to it. for those of you that say rap is only about having sex with women, and shooting people than you you haven't heard other good rap songs(eminem's mockingbird and many others). So before you judge anything look into it not just the what you see from its cover.
a punk rocker, a rap fan and a poser are at a concert. rap rapper is opening for a punk band.
(poser): what the hell is this??!!
(rap fan): hey its called rap, you got a problem with it??
(poser): all rap is garbage. it has no meaning to it. so why dont you go and listen to your half a dollar and get raped.
(punk rocker): dude have you even listened to rap??
(punk rocker): no i didn't think so, and if you think that you look cool by making fun of rap and pretending to be punk, then you should know that you only look stupid.
75% of the word "crap"
Retarded people listen to rap cause they stupid.
A form of music in which a person swiftly rhymes poetry, over a beat. A subgenre of pop music
. Rap is mostly influenced by hip-hop
or hip hop
. And this is to all the people who can't stand rap because they've never actually heard real rap:
There is no rule that talent is needed to make a song. Though talent IS needed to make rap, all of you racists just listen to a little bit of gangsta rap (i.e. G-Unit, N.W.A.) and assume that rap is all about gats, hoes, money, pimps, and gangstas! Ok you people are abosutely correct! Well....partially correct, you are correct when you say that rap is just about all about gats, hoes, money, pimps, and gangstas. *NEWS FLASH* That is NOT rap! That is GANGSTA RAP! There is a difference. If you go and listen to a rapper that was never born and raised in the urban streets, never been a gangsta, then you won't hear all that shit! Try Kanye West! Or Eminem! Even 2Pac! Though 2Pac called himself a "G", he wrote poems about love, he read books, he wasn't stupid! In high school he was an excellent actor; he was a thespian. 2Pac showed lots of love in his songs, and he WAS a gangsta. And he is the most influencial emcee in hip-hop history. Think of that. I don't really care how much the fuck you want to diss rap, as much as you classical rock people want to! Rap is music, and no one gives a fuck about what all of you people sa...
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...
contrary to most of the shit posted here, i have supplied the ACTUAL
Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop as well as the distinguishing feature of most hip hop music. It is a form of rhyming lyrics delivered rhythmically over a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. Originally, rapping was called MCing and accompanied DJing.
Rapping (as a self-conscious artistic school) began as a variation on the toasting found in reggae, funk and dub music, mixed with influences from jazz-related performance poetry (Langston Hughes's album Weary Blues being an important example; the Beats also notable), radio DJ patter, and the tradition of playing the dozens. Among other predecessors were talking blues records and the work of artists such as James Brown and Parliament. The original rappers probably can be said to have been The Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron with their recordings in the latter 1960s and earliest 1970s (such as Scott-Heron's famous "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" and "Whitey on The Moon"), but, slightly later, MCs (from "Master of Ceremonies") would improvise rhymes over the beats created by dancehall and club DJs. Early raps were frequently merely a sequence of boasts, or attempts to upstage the other MCs. See roots of hip hop music for earlier forms that also contributed to rapping.
The first contemporary hip hop song rele...
Shittiest excuse for "music" ever created. Nobody knows why people even listen to it. Played at "parties," especially at parties thrown by some of my older cousins because they think they're "cool".
Rap? More like... CUH-rap!