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
Retards
Attempting
Poetry

RAP
by khyller July 27, 2010
Raps is a form of card game (most commonly combined with Poker or Blackjack) where the loser has to recieve a decided or random amount of hits on the knuckles from a deck of cards. Usually, the first to bleed wins.
Blackjack and Poker are the most common types, where the loser either picks a random card from the deck (and is administered that many blows) or is hit ("rapped") according to the factor of loss.
Let's play Poker for raps.
9 of Hearts. That's 9 raps.
by .S. May 14, 2007
A wonderfully creative form of music, that sadly, is on its way to ending up like hair metal of the 80's. There are a lot of similarities. Record labels find they can cash in on this new sound so they creat a formula of mainstream watered down shit. Every song and artist is not much different from the last. You're a p-i-m-p, I get it, ok, your gangsta, yes I know you gotta hustle baby, I've seen your mercades Escalades, lay off the cristal, enough with the girls' asses already, shut up about your goddamn grills!!! Crunk!? What fresh new hell is this? You know how the old "if it aint broke dont fix it" thing goes. I'm suprised rock fans can't see the paralells. Nu-metal, Good Charlotte, Limp Bizkit, Avril Lavigne (didnt she appear on Nickelodeon? That's not hardcore...) crap rules the airwaves but definetly not the hearts of true rock fans, who prefer bands outside the mainstream who stay completly true to the music. I'm guessing. It's the same way with rap. Many who stuck by it in its infancy are appalled at the state its in now.Also, there are very talented and intelligent rap artists who are just sorta underground. If rap continues to be for the most part unoriginal, sooner or later, it WILL go the way of heavy metal, and be replaced in popularity by some other type of music, whatever that may be. It will be in the state rock is today: not quite dead but very weakened, its "artists" just getting lamer and lamer. K-Fed, anyone?
I used to listen to rap, but each song is just like the last one....and grills are retarded.
by h8theh8rs September 01, 2006
a genre of music that often speaks about money drugs and women and usually in an unpolite matter.

in my opinion rap with lyrics like this sucks ..im not saying rap sucks im only saying rap with shitty lyrics sucks which is usually around 60% of rap.. im not picking on rap here, if any music had crappy lyrics about being fucked every night by a different girl then i wouldnt like it..
also if rap contained really good lyrics then that would make it a really good song...

what im trying to say is here is that basicly there not putting any effort into there songs and are just writing about screwing girls and doing pot every song..
and its fucking stupid..
rap with shitty lyrics is the worst..
by kylemcr January 07, 2007
1. A, once, type of in-your-face-'poetry' that required some talent to do now dominated by 'gangstas.' These 'gangstas' and their gangster rap raped music with thier lyrics about doing whores, killing cops and doing drugs.
2.Most rappers aren't real musicians.
1.Kanye West vs. 50 Cent
2.You can ask most rappers to play a simple Bb scale and their wouldn't know the first thing to do.
by ken chi August 15, 2006
RAP = Retards Attempting Poetry
Pure and simple...
Guy 1: I don't understand these rappers, what's up with them?
Guy 2: They're just retards attempting poetry, that's all.
Guy 1: Oh yeah, that makes sence.
by Coldbeer May 11, 2005
the word rap i believe is slang for rhyme because thats whats taking place your rhyming consistantly there are other slang words such as rap example, flowing, spittin,mcing ..etc
the fact is its all slang for rhyme it is not a sub-genre of hip-hop

hip-hop is a expression of ones self through ,breakdancing,graffiti,djing and mcing

rap is slang for a form of poetry rhyme rappers use other forms in there rap such as simile metaphors and so forth

there are different style of rap depending on what the artist is expressing if he is gangster then its gritty and hard so the hip hop beat will be gritty and hard if the artist wants to be upliftng then the beat is uplifting if he wants to be misogynistic the beat will be misogynistic
again this is just what i think rap means

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by hip-hop alien head May 06, 2006

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