A form of terrible mainstream music that is belted in high school parking lots across the country. This form of music takes no musical skill, or even the ability to pronounce words correctly (Lil Jon). Whereas Hip Hop is the purest form of music in which artists such as Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Common, Black Star, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots etc. use amazing lyrical talent to spread their message of change and hope for many problems accross the world. If you still think rap and Hip Hop are the same, then do you consider Nickelback and Megadeth to be in the same genre; rock?
Person A: Why are you listening to rap? Person B: I'm not listening to rap, I'm listening to Hip Hop, there is a very large difference.
by Truthiness September 04, 2007
Rap. Rap is a derivative of apparently musical shit or poetry some niggers invented. Look rap is rap, poetry is poetry don't fuckin insult those poor poets!! U niggas r associating their poetry to ur monotone beat with a random mumbling nigger talking about skankz money pimps sex drugs jail and the ghetto over the beat!! I mean come on!! Reality check! U say that we don't understand rap cuz were not poor.. Think bout it.. if u lissen to rap it means u associate with it so ull always be poor!! Instead of moning bout how life is hard in the ghetto, then do something bout it!!! Don't just drop out of school and lissen to rap!! Get a life!!! And plus all this gangsta crap that was stolen from the italian mafia!! Comon stop immitating italians! Capone, Gotti, gansgtERism, organized crime, mafia! that's all italian n some assholes like three six mafia go and ruin an italian heritage term!! Irv Gotti! did he really have to change his name to an italian one??!!WTF!!!! GEt ur own heritage and life! Ur probly thinkin im a redneck that lissens to rock now. Surprise! i dont like rock! And guess what?? i dont live in a ghetto!! ahahahaha ...this rap shit is degrading the negro society...! blacks are putting themselves down!! its a vicious circle! Dont u get it rap is ment to suck you into a life of poverty and stay at the bottom of the social pyramid! Shit!! good luck in life. peace out. And i fully respect any afro-american who doesnt associate to this crap.
Rap man: You know its hard out here for a pimp! We gotta get money for the rent!

Smart man: Then get a real fuckin job so u can pay for the rent like the other 250 million ctizens in this fuckin country!

Rap man: Uhhh...

Smart man: (drives off in his mercedes)
by MeG_G May 26, 2006
rage against peter, at group in which we pledge to always forever Rage Against Peter.
see peter h
"We will always R.A.P forever."
or
"Pretty soon the whole world will want to join R.A.P"
by R.A.P April 02, 2005
A form of music created by record companies behind the veil of African-American culture in order to avoid attacks on it. Claimed to be culturally beneficial to African-Americans, in actual fact promoting a negative stereotype. Usually encourages sexism, racism and violence. Skill has yet to be found in this particular genre. Has been well received by middle class white adolescents in North America and Europe who are desperate to be popular, stand out as an individual and be in a position to belittle others (see poser).
I'm a gangsta ho-rider! See that busta?
Yo, bitch, get 'n ma bed or gets raped!
by parry23 July 25, 2005
Rap is a type of music that was created in Urban America and has since spread to the suburbs. Therefore it's audience takes in probably more whites than blacks however since most rap artists are blacks, they unfortunately give white people a very negative impression of their way of life since that is all white people see of them.

Rap is a very destructive phenomenon first of all because it undermines values that are necessary for a safe and productive community. Its message preaches that it is okay to kill people, it is okay to use drugs, abuse women and to be irresponsible when having sex. A lot of people that like rap try to defend their music by saying "well it's just music and they're just words. It can't possibly have any influence". If you tried to tell such a thing to Mozart, Stevie Wonder or Miles Davis, they would throw a fit. Of course music can change your mood and anyone who doesn't agree is just doing so because they are dependent on the rap industry for one reason or another. I know all the 50 cents will call me a white piece of shit for saying this but America especially in the black community desperately needs to adopt family values or people will continue to kill people over peanuts.

Another thing rap destroys is the black community. The music was created to vent anger created by years of being oppressed but it isn't getting the black community anywhere. Nobody is sticking it to the whiteman when a black kid is killed in a drive by shooting and the other one is sent to rott in jail for the rest of his life.

If you are a you are a black male who has adopted the hip hop look and you are wondering why you are being profiled by the police, don't blame us white people. Who are we supposed to arrest when people like Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg promote gang activity and say openly "fuck the police". It's a no brainer that the police are going to pick up kids that wear baggy t-shirts and du rags and that well to do white people are going to stay away from the inner city.

In America anyone that wants to make money can whether you are born black or white. The urban youth should use people like Derek Jeter as a role model instead of criminals because he is well mannered, succesful, clean cut and he has good family values.
Rap artists like 50 cent are responsible for creating negative stereotypes about how black people and other minorities are dangerous criminals. The message of gangster rappers have killed way more people than the Klu Klux Klan ever has or will. Gangster rappers should not be made into heros by the youth.

Stop listening to rap, get a respectable looking haircut, maser a productive activity and maybe you will end up with a nice family someday instead of being locked up in a hellish prison wasting the life you were blessed with.

Rap artists that spread evil messages should be on trial and put to death for spreading terroristic ideals.
A type of "Music" that is very popular among the adolescent urban-youth demographic, more often than not portraying crime and "life in poverty", which is just a poor excuse. Some of the other definitions on the site say it's "poetry", and to give "2pac" and Eminem a try. Here is an example why "2pac" isn't poetry.
"The first one jumped out and said, "Freeze!"
I popped him in his knees and shot him, punk.. please.."
2pac, Song: Crooked Ass Nigga.
Case in point. If "not all Rap is about crime", then why does 2pac portray killing the police? Rap is barely synced to music, Where Music syncs to notes and sheet music, so long as the rap "artist" and the "band" start at the same time, It's apparently OK. Also, Rap fans say that Rap is great, yet it constantly shows a racism that, strangely, is widely accepted.
"Criminal behaviour
Criminal, criminal, crim
Crim-criminal behaviour
Criminal beha.. crima-crima-crima
Crim-crim, criminal behaviour
Criminal behaviour.."
Crim-crim, criminal? I don't remember Edgar Allen Poe using that rhyming scheme, most likely because he produced real POETRY. Rap is not music, stop saying it is. Many white people grow up in poverty, Myself included, but that doesn't mean we like to listen to someone talk about it.
Rapguy: Yo, check dis fly beat, bitch.
Me: Sorry, what?
Rapguy: Shizzle.
Me: No Thanks, I'm clean.
Rapguy: Cracka.
Me: Uhh, OK.
by R4300i November 18, 2005
Vulgar and incoherent ghetto poetry usually set off to pre-programmed 'beats'. Or 99% of the musical content found in the 99% lacking in music air-time MTV network.
If I want to listen to something more pleasing than rap, I can just listen to the sound that comes out of the rear engine of a broken down pick-up truck.
by ringgoddess October 09, 2005
A lame excuse for music. inspired by people with soul and talent in the 70's now has made itself into a monster, it is corrupting our youth,including me at one point, until the rock saved my soul, but thats a different story. i dont care what you say, ive listened to this 'music' and i see that it is garbage. This cannot even come close to the word poetry. sure there are very few diamonds in the rough,VERY few. all the rappers that are praised as heroes in today's society, including the "almighty" 2pac, are nothing but talentless low class thugs. and if you tell me that not all their music is about guns sex and degredation of women. well,from experience i can tell you that about 80% of it is. I think it is a pretty sad existance if thats all you come up with and still you call yourself a musician. you say there are rappers with talent i agree, but there not the ones the kids are listening to, i guess im considered a kid to, but i escaped the brainwashing. i see this as a fact because i see my little brother whos only 12 and sister whos 14, 2 years younger than me. my brother is starting to use slang terms, and my sister is hearing all these vile lyrics and thinking its fucking cool. these rappers glorify being a "gangster" as so glamorous, so when you tell me to just "not listen to it if i dont like it" well its hard when its coming into my home and fucking with their impressionable minds. It pisses me off even more to know theres nothing i can do about it. Rap is the single biggest lame excuse for music in history of mankind, it also makes me smile when i know that rap is a fad, it will go away as quickly as it came people will realize how fucking stupid it is. And, like always, the throne will be taken over by its rightful master-rock n' roll. But in the meantime, tupac biggie 50cent g-unit three six mafia lilwyte jay-z and all you other talentlentless piles of waste, stay the fuck out of my home.
Hey kid pull up your fucking pants, you been listenin to that rap bullshit?

(note: this entry would be alot longer if i included all my racist feelings, but since they are allowed to say as much as they want about us white folk, i guess if i slip a single n-bomb, im a racist pig...)
by SlaYeR666 June 18, 2006

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