A type of music that used to be worth listening to. Back in the late '70's and early '80's when rap first started, it would have some meaning to it. One of the all time greats is KRS-One
For everyone who likes old school rap, definitely listen to "Hold." it's a great song that doesn't have anything to do with slapping bitches and getting his money. -__- rap nowadays sucks. Everyone shouldn't listen to new rap, they should listen to the older stuff. Please.
"Hold" by KRS- One is rap. NOT "Buy You a Drank" by T-Pain. That's just CRAP -____-
A genre that nowadays integrates no singing ability, absolutely no musical talent, an ignorant tough-guy attitude, and a whole lot of strippers and such to make up for the above. It markets a "give me booty, beer, and a blunt" attitude to 12-16 year olds, and all sounds the same. Lyrical content always includes starting pointless "beefs" with other rappers, bitches and/or hoes, guns, drugs, "click", "grills", "my crew", shooting police, saying fuck, shit, or bitch every other word, etc. It's all-attitude and no substance. It's also the most popular genre in prisons. Whatever happened to Public Enemy, KRS-One, or any of that GOOD rap?
Lil' Jon, 50 Cent, and all that other crunk/"gangsta" rap bullshit. Music constitutes a Roland TR-808 doing the beat, a guitar riff or musical phrase stolen from another song (i.e. "Crazy Train", "Kashmir", etc.), some 9th-grade dropout putting "poetry" (with slurred speech and a loud, obnoxious voice) to a beat, and some dumb asses in the background shouting the last word in every verse (ripped off from punk music). Name-dropping your clothing line/record company at the end is a plus. Records are usually about 50% songs and 50% "skits" (i.e. Eminem).
Rap is a form of art. It is a genre of music which includes strong beats, singing, and often looping sounds.
Rap is often a thing people use to help concentrate*. Many athletes listen to rap before a sporting event to be able to concentrate.
Something needs to be realized about rap, and that is that it doesn't suck. People scattered across the internet are assuming the following:
"I haven't listened to rap..."
"I am assuming rap isn't good..."
"I am assuming that all it includes is talking really fast into a microphone..."
Yet, these same, ignorant
, people are the people who get upset when other people complain about rock and/or metal. They are saying that "Rap is a stoopidz from od "mosic," and generalizing that. Then, people say, "In my opinion...well, I don't know...rock is a good genre of music, but I kind of prefer rap..."
What happens now?
Hyposricy ensues. Arguments such as "that is generalizing**" occur all the time. Other arguments such as "Like 0mgz r4p promotes sex, violence, gang warfare, drugs..." Yet, this always makes me laugh. Has anyone realized that rock promotes committing suicide
? As stated before, hypocri...
The rap on (MTV) is truly PISS (and I have the same opinion about almost everything on MTV, so I'm not being '(racist)'. I am a '(hater)' but that's because I hate (mainstream) bullshit of every kind).
(50 Cent) - how the fuck did this bland loser get so popular. G-Unit my ass.
BUT, I know a few real, underground rappers, and these guys I DO respect a lot. They do it for the love, and it's genuine expression. It's *almost* poetry (no it ain't like conventional poetry at all people - rap doesn't translate well on paper, but neither do any music lyrics).
50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, etc are all shit
So's everything on MTV
But there's good rap out there, you just have to look deeper for it.
Simply another music genre. Started sometime in the 1970's by the "Sugar Hill Gang" with the song, "Rappers Delight", which was spawned by Disco. 'Funk' beats were originally behind the vocals. In the 1980's, groups like "N.W.A." and "Ice-T" felt the need to get the message across that African-Americans were not being treated with equal rights, so they turned to music. Heavy beats and "hard-core" lyrics were introduced to the music and this was the birth of "Gangster(a)" rap. Then rappers had idea's to release tension from their hard lives or growing up in poverty which led to rappers like "Tupac" and "Biggie". Now days, it is hard to find a rapper who is actually trying to send a message across, most people are just trying to make money or show their verbal skill.
Rap is bashed a lot by narrow minded people. These people like what they want to like and anything different is not worth their time and should not be to any other people. Usually people who like Rock or "Punk". These people can often be found saying things like "Wanna disco with me?"
"Disco is the sex". And what do you know; Disco spawned Rap.
The Rap lyrcist wrote his trouble's down on paper and put a song to it. Now he is making millions and people relate to his troubles.
I dont realy know much shit bout rap but i know that loads of people have different interpretations of the meaning. I heard by one of my friends whos been a MC for around 8 yrs that it means (Rhythmic Artisic poetry. Common is what you call a rapper, Kanye is what you call a rapper, because they talk like poets in their lyrics. Others like 50 cent......What a fucking dickhead....I think he's sooo hypocritical...I think i have only heard 1 or 2 songs in all his albums that say something positive like ''too much violence or get rid of guns.'' He always cares about how gangsta he is or how much of a badboy he is, and how much cash he can fit in his trousers. Rappers like common and Kanye West are who i look up to. On Kanye's album, he has one song where he is talkin bout how much he cares for his mum, and what she has done for him when he was a child, and so on and so forth.....Do you ever see 50 cent doing that..NOO
The music industry is one of the biggest industries in the world....So we gota do sumin special with it...Not just talk bout how much of a badman someone is?...Thats probaly how Ja rule and 50 got into Beef with each other, By being violent, or cussing each other.
I live in England and most people over here are MC's. They always chat about how much cars they have and how much of a badman they are. Its soo silly...YOu cant make it in the music business by saying how much of a gangsta you are....it's been brought up from Gangsta rap....I fucking hate it.
A genre of music which involves steady beats and rhyming lyrics. Started in the early eighties and became popular with such groups such as Run D.M.C and Public Enemy. Then in the late eighties and early nineties a group named N.W.A. revolutionized the industry when they came up with ganster rap and released "Straight Outta Compton". From there the group spread creating their own groups and labels; Dr. Dre, perhaps the most successful leader of the group started "Death Row Records" with one of the greatest rappers ever, Tupac Shakur. After 2pac's death, Dre officially stated that the era of gansta rap was no more. Nearly every popular rapper on the west coast today is what they are thanks to Dr. Dre; 50 Cent, Eminem, and even The Game. The fact is that rap is not the same today as it was ten, fifteen years ago its changed to almost a complete different genre of music, for example: listen to "Eazy Duz It" and then compare it to "Red Tea" by Crime Mob. Completely different. Rap is generally listened by, but not limited to, African Americans but white people also listen to it as well, also not all African Americans like rap. It can go either way. The thing I hate are stupid ass rednecks and stuck up racists rockers who thinks rap is crap, the only reason they think that is through stereotypes and have probably only listend to a few seconds of some crappy stuff like "Get On My Level" or something by Fat Joe. If they actually sat down and listened to some N.W.A., Dr. Dre, Tupac...more...
Rap is a genre of music, a poetic, realistic rhyme put to a beat.
It used to be a respectful, decent form of music, however, it has turned bad, into utter crap listened to by posers.
MODERN (CRAP) RAP:
Ying Yang Twins (tweedle-dee, tweedle-dum)
All other "Crunk" artists.
CLASSIC (REAL) RAP:
Rap has since turned into mindless idiots rapping about jewelry, money, prostitutes, wheels, & luxury SUVs.
Yes, old rap is the true definition of rap, not the crap you see on MTV everyday. Rap has promoted: bad treatment of women, selling drugs, wasting money on a Cadillac Escalade, and dropping out of school.
However, I have very little respect and DISLIKE Snoop Dogg very much, because he is a HORRIBLE example for teens everywhere, and (in my opinion) belongs in jail. His music is extremely negative and promotes gangs, crime, drugs, and everything else I mentioned above.
I have the most respect for Dr. Dre, because he's a smart, decent man, with creative ideas. He went somewhere with his life, and does a good job of depicting life for most poor minorities in the ghettos. His work is wonderful, and he deserves many awards.
Too bad this can't be said about most new rappers, although there are some good new rappers, such as: Lupe Fiasco and Eminem.
Rap sucks now..