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Lyrical glorification of prison culture that confuses white people to think they're black.
Billy likes rap, Billy thinks he's hard. Billy goes to prison and gets raped. Billy wishes he never listened to rap.
by Massachite July 16, 2010
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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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a genre of music. usually hated by rich white people who dont even know what poverty is. i must say to most of you rock fans, rap fans almost never say anything about rock, yet u try to demean rap with the most pathetic excuses to support your favorite music which are all based on STEREOTYPES. let me name a few:

1) "rappers can't sing, so they speak" (THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO SPEAK! ITS POETRY!)

2) "rappers always talk bitch about sex, drugs, violence" (STEREOTYPE!!! and it is not true. i can already name one who doesnt: kanye west)

3) "the music is not natural" (who gives a fuck?) remember rock fans, a guitar is natural, not an electric guitar that is fucked up by that distorted sound

4) "rappers moan about their lives" WRONG. alot of rappers are positive, every rock song i listen to is about negative shit (even though The Used scream and dont even ryhme and the music disorients me, i admire them for thier deepness into music) a funny thing is that most rappers are raised in poverty and so were The Used.
two people are fighting about which music is better:

1st guy: i like rock

2nd guy: i like rap

1st guy: you suck, why do you listen to that garbage, who cares about those blacks and thier poverty?

2nd guy: hey, The used is a rock band and they were raised in poverty too

1st guy: why do you listen to people talking about sex, drugs, violence

2nd guy: STEREOTYPE

1st guy: well, rockers have talent to play thier own instruments

2nd guy: ya, but they need eachother to play together, otherwise they cant play, but lyricists and rappers dont need anybody, the talent is in thier lyrics and mind, unlike rockers who dont need a brain to scream, slam on drums, and smash guitars after a concert! at least rap has a beat and rythm!

1st guy: uhhh... well... only niggas make rap, white people make rock and they are superior (similar to what most people post on the website)

2nd guy: wtf
by america is fucked July 18, 2005
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Obviously all white, rock loving, rednecks, wrote about 95% of all these pathetic, judgemental definitions. Obviously all those people listened to a little bit of music from 50 Cent for about 1 minute, and officially said: "Rap is full of shit, its not music, its just talking, no talent, and its all about drugs, sex, violence, gangs, guns, rape, money, hoes, pimps, and all that shit."

That is Buuulllllshiiiit! 50 Cent has no talent anymore. So stop listening to 50 Cent and saying this is fake ass bullshit.

These assholes need to listen to some 2Pac, Eminem, and Jay-Z. 2Pac made a song called: Keep Ya Head Up. Its very postive and has nothing at all to do with drugs, sex, and violence. Eminem made a song: Mockingbird. Nothing involving drugs and sex. Jay-Z made a song: December 4th. All about his life, and a very nice song. All abosolutely clean of everything people assume is in rap. I hate it when people who have never even listened to at the most, 2 minutes of rap in their whole lifetime, assume that its always negative. Plus rapping is a lot more than just talking. And it does require talent. To be rapping is to be rhyming poetry very quickly and loudly, to a beat, in a rhythm (which is the hardest part), in a stressed to unstressed form.

Now how can you call that JUST talking?

Writing good lyrics and making good beats are very hard and essential to an excellent rap song.
Rap is music. Very real and entertaining.
by aguynamedandy July 28, 2005
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music for the uneducated.
rap music brainwashes your children and probably will for many generations to come. there needs to be a stop to it before the world comes to a complete destruction.
by jordansmommy April 12, 2011
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musical application of poetry, usually associated with the hardships of life and emotional grievances. Started up as early as the Beats (i.e. Kerouac and Cassidy) began using more experimental forms of poetry, and since has transgressed into modern pop and underground culture.
"If I could show you, you would never leave it." --Atmosphere, the most beautiful combination of music and poetry
by Chris February 01, 2003
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The american ghettos expression of music and struggle that has now influenced every culture in the world and is still growing,but has been tainted by rappers that promotes materialism and bitches that feeds our mindless listeners
by mustafaa July 24, 2006
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