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 -____-
Rap is not music. It is people talking loudly to a repetative beat. Rappers usually have no talent, and that is not an opinion that is a fact.
-Rappers usually buy beats from older rappers, or play them on cheesey keyboards.
-they do not play instruments
-they don't come up with a melody
so basically all they are are poets, poets with terrible taste in lyrics.
They are mostly sellouts, in that they advertise many products on tv, and endorse basketball teams. many of them also eat at shitty resteraunts like mcdonalds. they sing about who has the most hoes, or the better rhyming skillz or the most bling.
When rap was about the ghettos, it was much better. It was a way for poor intercity people to express their broken dreams and poverty/danger rittled life. now it's become about all the negative aspects, like money and hoes. they don't realize that money isn't everything,
and hoes are just in existance for straight people who cannot get layed.
The only good rappers (i can stand) are Snoop dogg and Kanye west.
Gangsta Rapper: YOZ I'm JAMMIN IN DA KLUBB WIT MA FITTY SIX HOEZ
AND MA PINK CATTILACK WIT THE CHROME AND DA DOEZ
AND I GO TO THE TEAT-R TO C A MOVIE SHOW
BUT I WOUND UP GETTING DOWN WIT MA BRAND NEW HOE
Chorus: drugs drugs, sex sex, bling bling, gunshot gunshot
so i shot my best friend
i shot my grand ma ma
I shot my uncle sven
and my daughter ba ba
and i blew up the world cauz it had no mo hoez
AND MA PINK CATTILACK IT HAD NO DOEZ
Normal person: dude chill there rap sucks
Rap. Rap is a derivative of apparently musical shit or poetry some niggers invented. Look rap is rap, poetry is poetry don't fuckin insult those poor poets!! U niggas r associating their poetry to ur monotone beat with a random mumbling nigger talking about skankz money pimps sex drugs jail and the ghetto over the beat!! I mean come on!! Reality check! U say that we don't understand rap cuz were not poor.. Think bout it.. if u lissen to rap it means u associate with it so ull always be poor!! Instead of moning bout how life is hard in the ghetto, then do something bout it!!! Don't just drop out of school and lissen to rap!! Get a life!!! And plus all this gangsta crap that was stolen from the italian mafia!! Comon stop immitating italians! Capone, Gotti, gansgtERism, organized crime, mafia! that's all italian n some assholes like three six mafia go and ruin an italian heritage term!! Irv Gotti! did he really have to change his name to an italian one??!!WTF!!!! GEt ur own heritage and life! Ur probly thinkin im a redneck that lissens to rock now. Surprise! i dont like rock! And guess what?? i dont live in a ghetto!! ahahahaha ...this rap shit is degrading the negro society...! blacks are putting themselves down!! its a vicious circle! Dont u get it rap is ment to suck you into a life of poverty and stay at the bottom of the social pyramid! Shit!! good luck in life. peace out. And i fully respect any afro-american who doesnt associate to this crap.
Rap man: You know its hard out here for a pimp! We gotta get money for the rent!
Smart man: Then get a real fuckin job so u can pay for the rent like the other 250 million ctizens in this fuckin country!
Rap man: Uhhh...
Smart man: (drives off in his mercedes)
A form of music created by record companies behind the veil of African-American culture in order to avoid attacks on it. Claimed to be culturally beneficial to African-Americans, in actual fact promoting a negative stereotype. Usually encourages sexism, racism and violence. Skill has yet to be found in this particular genre. Has been well received by middle class white adolescents in North America and Europe who are desperate to be popular, stand out as an individual and be in a position to belittle others (see poser
I'm a gangsta ho-rider! See that busta?
Yo, bitch, get 'n ma bed or gets raped!
A type of "Music" that is very popular among the adolescent urban-youth demographic, more often than not portraying crime and "life in poverty", which is just a poor excuse. Some of the other definitions on the site say it's "poetry", and to give "2pac" and Eminem a try. Here is an example why "2pac" isn't poetry.
"The first one jumped out and said, "Freeze!"
I popped him in his knees and shot him, punk.. please.."
2pac, Song: Crooked Ass Nigga.
Case in point. If "not all Rap is about crime", then why does 2pac portray killing the police? Rap is barely synced to music, Where Music syncs to notes and sheet music, so long as the rap "artist" and the "band" start at the same time, It's apparently OK. Also, Rap fans say that Rap is great, yet it constantly shows a racism that, strangely, is widely accepted.
Criminal, criminal, crim
Criminal beha.. crima-crima-crima
Crim-crim, criminal behaviour
Crim-crim, criminal? I don't remember Edgar Allen Poe using that rhyming scheme, most likely because he produced real POETRY. Rap is not music, stop saying it is. Many white people grow up in poverty, Myself included, but that doesn't mean we like to listen to someone talk about it.
Rapguy: Yo, check dis fly beat, bitch.
Me: Sorry, what?
Me: No Thanks, I'm clean.
Me: Uhh, OK.
Rap is a type of music that was created in Urban America and has since spread to the suburbs. Therefore it's audience takes in probably more whites than blacks however since most rap artists are blacks, they unfortunately give white people a very negative impression of their way of life since that is all white people see of them.
Rap is a very destructive phenomenon first of all because it undermines values that are necessary for a safe and productive community. Its message preaches that it is okay to kill people, it is okay to use drugs, abuse women and to be irresponsible when having sex. A lot of people that like rap try to defend their music by saying "well it's just music and they're just words. It can't possibly have any influence". If you tried to tell such a thing to Mozart, Stevie Wonder or Miles Davis, they would throw a fit. Of course music can change your mood and anyone who doesn't agree is just doing so because they are dependent on the rap industry for one reason or another. I know all the 50 cents will call me a white piece of shit for saying this but America especially in the black community desperately needs to adopt family values or people will continue to kill people over peanuts.
Another thing rap destroys is the black community. The music was created to vent anger created by years of being oppressed but it isn't getting the black community anywhere. Nobody is sticking it to the whiteman when a black kid is killed in a drive by shooting and the o...
A lame excuse for music. inspired by people with soul and talent in the 70's now has made itself into a monster, it is corrupting our youth,including me at one point, until the rock saved my soul, but thats a different story. i dont care what you say, ive listened to this 'music' and i see that it is garbage. This cannot even come close to the word poetry. sure there are very few diamonds in the rough,VERY few. all the rappers that are praised as heroes in today's society, including the "almighty" 2pac, are nothing but talentless low class thugs. and if you tell me that not all their music is about guns sex and degredation of women. well,from experience i can tell you that about 80% of it is. I think it is a pretty sad existance if thats all you come up with and still you call yourself a musician. you say there are rappers with talent i agree, but there not the ones the kids are listening to, i guess im considered a kid to, but i escaped the brainwashing. i see this as a fact because i see my little brother whos only 12 and sister whos 14, 2 years younger than me. my brother is starting to use slang terms, and my sister is hearing all these vile lyrics and thinking its fucking cool. these rappers glorify being a "gangster" as so glamorous, so when you tell me to just "not listen to it if i dont like it" well its hard when its coming into my home and fucking with their impressionable minds. It pisses me off even more to know theres nothing i can do about it. Rap is ...more...
Vulgar and incoherent ghetto poetry usually set off to pre-programmed 'beats'. Or 99% of the musical content found in the 99% lacking in music air-time MTV
If I want to listen to something more pleasing than rap, I can just listen to the sound that comes out of the rear engine of a broken down pick-up truck.