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rap
a genre of music brutally bashed on by spoiled filthy rich white "people", who don't seem to care about anyone but themsleves. not only did the whites take everything from the blacks, but now that many blacks want to create a music of their own and possibly get out of a life of pain and sometimes crime that they live, whites continue to hate the music for no reason. they seem to think they are better because they are rich and can have all the finest instruments. rappers mostly can only afford a beat-making machine, and use their mind to come up with brilliant poetry, using the half of their brain that the whites are missing. trying to be unique and use lyrics, a beat, and some background music, rather than be like the other types of "music" that use "instruments", whites continue to hate rap because it does not use any, and seem to think the ONLY music is made by instruments, which is not true. whites insult the stupid gangsta rappers and mainstream fags, not realizing there are actually lyricists who make phenominal lyrics. either the whites know nothing about true rap or they are just too dumb to comprehend anything else that what they think is cool. their tiny brains can ONLY appreciate rock and they think that anything that is not rock is shit. rock music is used to brainwash and disorient idiots like the whites. I cannot change rock-fans because they are too stupid and fucked up to agree, knowing that all this is true. curse the day rock "music" was born!!! I hope rap can save music!!!
by dsssgfhdgsfhghgfdljd;hg September 23, 2005
 
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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!
by MoonKnight November 24, 2002
 
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rap
A form of popular music developed especially in African-American urban communities and characterized by spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics with a syncopated, repetitive rhythmic accompaniment.
A composition or performance of such music.
I like this music, it is "rappin`" !
by rap December 28, 2002
 
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rap
1.A weak attempt at music...or poetry...or something...Anyway, it consists of some guy bitchin and moaning about life while another guy makes a 1st grade level beat in the background
2.Absolute proof of the degeneration of our culture.
"Wow, is this depressing poetry or what?"
"No, it sucks too much. It some of that rap shit."
by Fatass February 13, 2003
 
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Rap
Ok, this is my opinion, so if it offends you, stop reading. Rock is my favorite type of music. Hard, Classic, Metal, Punk, I like rock. I used to listen to rap, so don't say that I've only listened to 2 minutes of a song. Now, I think that rap is NOT crappy music with gangstas whining about poverty. There are good rappers like Eminem, 2pac, Jay-Z, you know. They had some bad songs, but they were good. Some bad rappers (IMO) are Nelly, Snoop Dogg, and 50-cent, that crap on MTV. Rappers ARE talented, it isn't easy to rhyme that fast still keeping rhythm and writing those songs. I'm sorry that all you rap fans have to suffer through these idiots insulting your music. BUT, a few of these guys started insulting rock. I just wanted to clear up a few things. People screaming at the top of their lungs and smashing guitars are not examples of rock. That's a stereotype too. I don't see why needing the whole band to play music is a bad thing when rappers just need themselves. And, when I say rock I mean good rock (again IMO). Bands like AC/DC, Led Zep, Guns N' Roses, Hendrix, and Aerosmith. Not bands like Slipknot (No offense to you people who enjoy listening to Slipknot). So, sorry for you rap fans out there, just wanted to clear some stuff up.
Guy1: rap sucks
Guy2: no it doesn't
GUy3: yeah well rock sucks too
Guy4: shut up
by Davve October 31, 2005
 
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rap
Ok, wow, I know alot of you people are defensive about rap, but you don't have to slam the rockers about it, because you are just contradicting yourselves! Rap is a form of music, and so is Rock, they both sound very different, but sometimes you can't distingish the difference in some songs! Seriously, the only thing that bothers me about rap is how some of the artists just put a "lil" before a name, made a few songs and became superstars! Alot of rockers have mad it easy by going with a fad as well, but i can't think of any right off hand. There are alot of different forms of rap and rock, like punk rock, grunge rock, gangsta rap, hip-hop! So no, not all rockers are hillbilly rednecks, so you guys can back off, and not all rappers are killer niggers with gats and hoes, so you guys can back off! Just remember, Racism can go BOTH ways!!
1st guy: Rap is GREAT
2nd guy: Rap sucks, Rock RULES!!!
1st guy: wutever, all you idiots do is complain about stupid shit!
2nd guys: and all yoe retards do is talk about gats and hoes!
then I show up!
Me: You're both stupid, acknowledge both forms of music and quit raggin on eachother just because you both have wacked opinions of something!!
by Ponyboy OH YEAHH!!! January 06, 2006
 
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rap
After reading a lot of the definitions written here for rap, I've decided that most people are woefully misled as to the true nature of rap. It would appear that many of you have only heard commercial rap. That's alright, I'm not judging, I'm just here to inform. Anyways, these commercial rappers are not real rappers, rather an indictment of what rap/hip-hop has become in recent years. True rappers have a certain poetic flow and are probably more proficient in English than most people on here, but I digress. Real rap has deep and meaningful content and is basically poetry, only with more emotion- listen to Tupac, he has amazing sensory appeal in his songs. Contrary to popular belief, it takes a lot of skill to rap. If you listen to a real rap song, you will hear unprecedented control of the English language. A great example of this would be Nas or Busta Rhymes- they are true lyricists. Furthermore, many rappers, such as Nas, KRS-One, and Tupac, are actually very intelligent. This brings me to my final point. Yes, a lot of rappers do talk about the streets and drugs. This is because they are talking about what they had to overcome. Many rappers can actually be considered a rags to riches success story. Anyways, I think I've effectively communicated my argument (without using any kind of slurs or being insulting). To conclude, don't judge rap until you've listened to a couple of skilled rappers, otherwise you're just being hypocritical. Thank you.
If you want to listen to real rap, I have a few suggestions; Nas, Biggie, Tupac, Wu-Tang Clan, Non Phixion, Big L, KRS-One, Big Pun, Busta Rhymes, and many more.
by stefff3737@hotmail.com November 07, 2011
 
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rap
Rap music is another evolution of American music. Like all true American music, it originates with African Americans, follows little to none of the "classic" rules of European music, and pays no homage to the majority culture. Rap music IS was rock n' roll WAS, the music of rebellion. It has been adopted as one of the musics of choice by poor city dwellers in almost every urban center of the Western World. Ironically, rock n' roll was a previous expression of African American music, later accepted and adopted (or co-opted) by the mainstream culture. The same may yet occur with rap, at which point poor African Americans will develop some other music form.

Jamaican born DJ Kool Herc moved to New York in the late 1960's and brought with him the Jamaican tradition of "toasting", which involved reciting improvised rhymes over instrumental sections of reggae records. He used twin turntables and cut back and forth between two seperate records to create a new sound. He would chant things like "Throw your hands in the air/And wave'em like ya just don't care!". This type of crowd pleaser was known as "rapping" to the crowd. At that time rap was not yet known as 'rap' but called 'MCing'. He later turned his attention to DJing and let two friends Coke La Rock and (the orginial) Clark Kent handle the mic. This was rap music's first MC team. They became known as Kool Herc and the Herculoids.
Those who say it's not music, or that it's "ghetto music", have no connection with the history of THEIR own rock music - making them cultural bastards.
by Lived_It August 08, 2005