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Rap is just music. Just so you all know, bashing it doesn't make you cool. There is more to rap than guns, sex, and drugs. Just cuz it isnt wrapped up in some lameass pop mtv clique doesnt make it suck. I'm out.
10 Year Old MTV-Obsessed Girl: Oh my frickin god! Rap is terrible seeing how nobody actually lives in a ghetto! Lets go listen to Avril Lavigne cause she isnt some poser rapper!

Another 10 Year Old MTV-Obsessed Girl: You are so right! Lets post our juevenile stereotyped opinion on all the websites we know! Avril Lavigne Forever!!!
by TRUforever July 13, 2006
1. A style of music that apparently many people posting here dont understand.
2. It is a relativly new genre that started in the 70s when they rapped over breaks in Jazz/Soul (generally James Brown) over the years rap has developed with drum machines, keyboards and finally the computer.
3. A genre with different coasts and areas of the USA have different styles from the Party Jams in Atlanta to the street rhymes in the East Coast, Rap is a deep genre that is called crap by people that only listen to mainstream songs.
4. Rap is what has been used by record labels to take advantage of poor black men and give them ripoff contracts and just make them appear rich (most rappers get payed $250,000 a year) because of pressure

PS: And no i am not black
1. Rap is total crap because of supposedly rich stars talk about being poor
2. Rap has evolved alot in the past 30 years
3. The depth in Rap amazes me
4. Rap stars are really poor and they are taken advantage of
by Henry_M September 04, 2005
R.A.P. means Rythm And Poetry.
One of the 4 main elements of Hip Hop.
To rap is to tell a story or rhyme words together creating a verbally catchy tune.
Example of R.A.P. or Rap

"Makin rap conjugating words eliminating competition
It’s all part of my tradition like a magician with an ambition"

"U know who this is, it’s DynaMix I spit rounds like automatics
I start static, I’m illmatic and will be stillmatic, a rap fanatic
I attack it then kick back and stack it"

-DynaMix of I.D.

by Danny "DynaMix" Vasiluk May 17, 2007
Rap is wanna be hip hop. It sucks because all the (usually commercial android fucks) rappers rhyme about is materialsm, greed and bullshit that is promoting the decay of our culture. Why do you think there are so many wanna be pathetic nobodys wearing gunit outfits and walking with a lean? because rap rapes minds. HIP HOP is real...rap sucks.
what tha fuck?!?! rap?!?! turn this garbage off and put some real hip hop on.
by sdfasdfasdf April 26, 2006
yeah.....sayin that rap is shit isnt really a definition dumb asses. Really...rap music is NOT all about money, bitches, bling, cars, etc... you are thinking of GANGSTA RAP! 2 completely difrent styles of music! plus the best example you can come up with for shitty rap music is 50 cent yeah evryone knows he sucks huge dick. really the best you can think of is 50?
rap lovers almost never talk about other styles of music. I listen to rap almost entirely myself, but i got respect for other music styles and i wouldnt just write off your music so show some respect for others cultures.
i can perfectly understand the argument that rap is not music. (it has no melody) instead of thinking of rap as music think of it as poetry. and for the last fuckin tyme something from 50 cent is not poetry. go listen to some 2pac/dre/biggie/jay z, etc... if u want to hear some real hip hop music
if you think rap sucks so much, try writing one rap song. not just somethin like 50 cent, but i mean something real with flow and some good ryhmes. until you write a song to match something from notorious b.i.g., shut up about rap.
by i wanna piss on you April 03, 2006
the greatest sound to ever grace the insides of my ears. still, i cant believe some of the ridiculous shit in here. i dont know why people cant respect others opinions. rap is not about being gangsta, rollin on dubs, and big booty bitches. theres more to it than that, sometimes you just have to search harder for it. you have to look through the fakes like 50, tony yayo, and all that shit to find the good stuff. listen to masta ace, geto boys, or scarface and try telling me rap isnt music.

i especially love the black music, whites cant listen to it or their wiggers comments. im white, and i love rap. ive never been fond of rock, i just dont like the way it sounds. so what? why should i listen to something i dont like...just because its the "white" thing to do? i respect what rock musicians do, it takes talent and years of practice. so i cant understand why rockers cant see it the other way around. but if listening to rap makes me a wigger, then so be it.

rock: dude do u like rock?
rap: nah im more of a rap guy
rock: ew ur white u must be a wigger
by jrdn December 17, 2006
Rap is a genre of music. Those who say rap is about only certain subjects are not being logical. The content therein is not what defines a genre. The content is what defines a sub-genre. But the truth is, all music is undefinable. No single definition can explain the huge web of music one influence can create. I listen to all rock and roll but metal, which may baffle some people, and I listen to all hip hop that I think is artful enough.People have been throwing out words targeting popular rap artists such as 50 Cent. NOT ONE ARTIST CAN ENCOMPASS AN ENTIRE GENRE OF MUSIC. The real reason people are going out of their way to insult what rap (and rock) music really is they don't feel comfortable with it. Music is not "good" or "bad". ALL MUSIC HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ENJOYED, AS LONG AS IT IS APPROACHED WITH AN OPEN MIND. Your taste in music is affected by your life, what you are surrounded by, what you are told is good. People who could hate rock don't give it a chance because they don't want to be like people who listen to rock. Same thing goes for rap, which is what we have been seeing here.
Rap and Rock and Roll and actually very similar. Some Rock and Roll is about sex drugs and money. Some hip hop is about
the appreciation of its own music,equivalent to having a rock song about "rocking out".
Some say rap takes no talent. 1, that is completely opinionated. 2, they are mixing up musical talent with knowledge of music theory. True, Hip Hop and Rap does not require knowledge of music theory(although it helps), but it could be said that rap requires more natural, raw talent rythmic talent than Rock and Roll. It is not necesarilly true,and in some cases are not, but it could be considered. Again, genres are so wide, there is no way to not oversimplify.
The main thing is, you enjoy music that you WANT to enjoy. If someone gives you A TRIBE CALLED QUEST's THE LOW-END THEORY, and you say, I hate how these guys are so under-produced,than chances are you wont happen to like it after a couple of listens because you are giving it no room to grow on you. But if you have and open-minded approach towrads it, you might say, after a couple of listens, I feel comfortable hearing this, and I think it is great. Not many people who can describe an entire genre as "bad" like music itself enough to approach a new genre, and dig deep for something they like. They let the corporate heavies set the bar for all of this music. Hip Hop, Rap, Rock and Roll, are all judged, and should both not be viewed as Metallic, Headbanging nonsense, and Gangsterific, Shoot 'em up pointless talking.
The point is, if you love music enough, don't judge, and don't be lazy. Search for music, and don't let the pop get to you first.
Rock Lover: Rap is bad. It takes no skill.
Rap Lover: All you have to do is break a guitar to play rock.

The Truth: No sentence alone can describe music. Don't let WHO listens to music affect how you like it, and approach it with an open mind.
(p.s. For those who do and don't like hip hop, actually check out the what I think is a genius album "The Low End Theory" by "A Tribe Called Quest")
by HVD August 29, 2007