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
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

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