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 = 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
retards attempting poetry
Retards
Attempting
Poetry

RAP
by khyller July 27, 2010
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
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
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
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
A cacophany of terrible sounds pretending to be music. The opposite of rock.
Rap blows. I thought 50 cent was the price tag and I was still outraged.
by Coombop February 26, 2008
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