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
Retards Attempting Poetry
"Yo man, I listen to rap"
"Oh, you mean R.A.P."
"What's that, homie?"
"Retards Attempting Poetry....homie"
by surfer97 April 02, 2010
Rap is a genre of music. Rockers always assume rap is about" doing your girl,killing people,drugs money". And I disagree. Like Mainstream rock that all the "rockers" hate, Mainstream rap is not very good. When they hear 20 seconds of Dem Franchize Boys or 50 cent they automatically assume "This "Crap" is garbage! they talk about killing and drugs! they have no talent what so ever!". This is not true. They are being Sterotypes and thinking all rap is like that. They have not heard stuff by Kanye West or Common or the underground rap. Rap does take Talent.To produce the beat,have rhythm,Rhyme,and keep flowing takes talent.
Rocker: I hate rap. It sucks
Me: Why?
Rocker:cause you dont need talent to rap. They dont sing, they just talk.
Me:Well, it does take talent.
Rocker: HAH. Yeah right. i bet you i can make better stuff then them.
Me: well, can you make a beat that you can rhyme to? can you make a rhyme and keep up with the beat?
Rocker: No.
Me: Thats what I thought.
by Beefy jO February 25, 2006
An acronym for "retards attempting poetry".
Rap is a pathetic attempt at advertising Mcdonalds' "food".
by Prophet of Truth March 31, 2005
rap is a type of music liked by teens today. It consists of beats and lyrics that rhyme

however, many people dont consider it real music. The people who listen to rap do not make fun of others who listen to rock, metal, country, etc...

so why is it people make fun of rap when you dont have to like it

if you dont like it dont listen to it. its not a big deal
I am a hustler homie
You are my customer homie
This is a line from a rap song
by 2marr April 20, 2006
First thing's first, I personally don't like rap all that much. I love rock. But, I know my music, and I know it well so listen up.
Rap is not a sorry excuse for music. People like 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, and just about everyone else you see on MTV give it a bad name.
But people like NOSS (might of spelled that wrong), Mos Def, Tech Nine and Tupac make secular rap good.
It's true, in most rap songs, there is a LOT of cussing, and a lot of talk about sex and drugs.
But there are also positives, like some talk abut eating healthy, doing your best, and so on. There's also Christian rap, which personally I think SUCKS.
Note: I am a Christian.
Sucky rap: I'll take you to the candy shop,
I'll let you lick the lollipop. (Wonder that means.)

Good rap: I strive to eat healthy,
My goal in life is not to be rich or weatlhy.

Alright I said enough.
P.S. I'm not white
by Kitty Fat July 10, 2006
once was a genre of music which is very amusing to listen to, but right now its gone to shit. right now, the best definition for rap is "read a paper that says you are a rich gangster who has too many cars and hoes, auto tune your voice, and earn money! make sure you look like a gangster inyour song, because if you dont look like you're from the ghetto then you are lame. make sure the paper you are reading has you're group name in it". rap had really glorious days, but now thanks to young money and other lame artist, its now nothing but shit. great artists in this genre include eminem, biggie, 2pac, nas, ice cube, etc. lame ones include lil gayne, nicki garbaj, whack khalifa, prick ross, and other fake asses that wear skinny jeans wherever they go.
lil wayne fan: man rap aint shit without TUNECHI MUDA TRUCKA
old school fan: no, lil gayne is fake, talentless and makes no sense when he rhymes
lil wayne fan: FUCK Y'ALL HATERZZ
by COLD ICE BOX August 29, 2012
The art of creating a song comprising of verses composed in a rhyming style. Whilst many other definitions have already been assembled, it is my duty to inform y'all, these other definitions have been made by retards with mono-syllabic minds and hence unable to contemplate the obvious talent and subtle genius it takes to create a good rap. So fuck the haters, this shit imma lay down is for real.

Whilst rap is, in its mainstream form, known as music discussing the joys of drive-by shootings and blazing up, there is a lot more to it than that although this sub-genre (otherwise known as gangsta rap) has produced some of the best music ever to enter anyones ears. Fact. What many don't understand is that not only is it hard to compile a rap with meaning and metaphors discussing the rappers own experiences and subtle messages for fans, it also takes skill to rap (or spit). rappers must have a good flow which they must fit to the beat and change if necessary, varying tempo and style on-the-go. They must also focus on breath control to enable stutter free verses and add emphasis onto lyrics more prominent or important to the theme of the rap song.

The best rapper ever is widely considered to be 2Pac mainly due to his incredible deep and expressive raps relating to all spheres of modern society with thoughts on racial issues and politics and also because of his emotional delivery and ability to alter his flow on a whim. Rap has also evolved since his day with mainstream rap falling short with more reliance on beat than substance with latter day rap group G-Unit, though good, on the verge of falling into this category.

In other words, rap is a true music form and requires just as much skill as rock (given the fact that raps are usually far more complex lyrically) and certainly anyone who disagrees totally has not thought it through, and are bound to get capped once they diss any of ma niggas with they hatin. Fo sho.
The most successful rap artists? Tupac, Notorious B.I.G, Big Pun.

You know who they be.
by JJP0003 January 28, 2007

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