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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
Id just like say to im white and not even from america, but i was readin through this and just thinkin how many idiotic stupid racist white people there are.. YO STFU!

Yeah i might listen to rock, and others but i love rap the most because unlike what most of u bullshitters say, it actually has some of the most meaning.

And that guy who said em is a white fuck... wtf man.. get a grip.. why does rap hafta because a racial issue. Half of the blacks in America have accepted Em so why dont you?

Listen to some decent rap and stay away from mosta the gangsta bull if ya dont like it !

Peace Out an
Stop the gay-ass racism

Rap: Listen to 2pacs songs, eg. changes. , listen to Eminem, Mobb Deep, jay-z, digital underground, just listen!
by Jake Mannin May 13, 2006
A form of music. Not loved by everyone. Different people have different tastes. People who are on here dissin Rap need to just shut up. Because if you dont like it, dont get involed in things that involve it. Most of you are probably white, (not saying that, that is a bad thing) and probably have no rythm. Rap music is all about Rythm and beats. So if you cant keep a Rythm or a beat how are you going to appreiciate the music. Not always about hoes, and drugs, and money. And dont think that Rap and Rock dont go together!!! Have you heard Numb with Linkin Park and Jay-Z??? Two of my favorite Artists/Bands, and I am black.
A form of music, just like Rock, or Country, or Pop. Country is not for everyone, Rock is not for everyone, Pop is not for everyone, and neither is Rap. So if you dont like Rap you should just stay out of it. And if you have nothing nice to say about it just shut up!
by muzichick May 05, 2006
Urban style of music often critisized as not being a form of music. Also usually stereotyped and limited to 50 Cent, Eminem, T.I., Ja Rule and other bullshit, mainstream artists. Think about it, all music talks about the same things, life, love and most of all failure. People's lifestyles just happen to be different. Also music is all based on preference so if you dont like it, don't listen to it! On a final note, just like with anything, you should research and get to know something before you go dissing on it or you're really just an ignorant prick.
Real rap....
Midwest: Psychodrama, Do or Die, Snypaz, Crucial Conflict, Old school Twista (I.E. Adrenaline Rush, Legit Ballin), Blaze, Tech N9ne, Skatterman and Snug Brim, Empire, Rashawnna ect.....

West Coast: Smig Dirtee, Mac Dre, Yukmouth, C-BO, E-40 ect...

East Coast: Corey Gunz, Sticky Fingaz, Young Cap, Young City ect...

Dirty South: Cl' Che, UGK, Scarface, Lil Fate, Small World, Fishscales, Nappy Roots. Field Mobb, Camoflauge ect....

White Rappers: Haystak, E.C. Illa, Trixsta, Illmeye, T-Bone, Komain ect.....
by Trixsta January 02, 2006
1. a type of entertainment in which people, generally African American, talk (or rap) about their lives, the lives of people in general, love, politics (I HATE POLITICS) and any other thing they can think of.
2. I hate Kanye West! He is one of the whiney African Americans that claims that all white people are racist. They just aren't, Kanye! You have chosen the worlds WORST COP OUT!
3. I think rap can be considered "entertainment" but not "music". Rap just isn't music.
Rap is not my kind of entertainment, but I don't hate it as much as some people on this website.
by O'Shaugnessy September 26, 2005
Rap is an acronym for: Rhythm and Poetry.

Surprisingly, a lot of people don't seem to know this.
RAP = rhythm and poetry
by Joab Da Truth January 27, 2009
Rapping (also known as emceeing, MCing, spitting, or just rhyming) is the rhythmic spoken delivery of rhymes and wordplay, one of the elements of hip hop music and culture. Rap is NOT a genre a music, but rapping, or MCing is a part of the genre "Hip-Hop". Hip-Hop also consists of graffiti art, DJing, MCing(rapping), and breaking.

Today, almost all mainstream rap has completely sold out to mainstream America. Mainstream rap has NO self expression in it, and does not represent itself well anymore. More and more artists try to get a hit song, rather than express themselves- or a good album. So anyone that thinks "rap" is what they see on TV (Soulja Boy, 50 Cent, etc.) is definately wrong. In fact, most of these shitty rappers don't even represent their DJ. "Bling rap" is BULLSHIT.

Good rap flows, and not just relies on the beat, it works with it. Rap is all about expression, but has been capitalized on as of late, unfortunately. There are some rappers and hip-hop artists that still keep it real though, but almost all of them are underground- if still active.

For all the people that think rappers like "Soulja Boy, 50 Cent, Chingy, and Chamillionaire" are real, you're wrong. That's "Hip-POP", and it sucks. There is no expression in Hip-Pop, but there is always expression from a real Hip-Hop rapper.

For all the people out there that think rap/hip-hop is what they see on TV, and people rapping about their shopping lists or other miscellaneous bullshit- I urge you to listen to some real Hip-Hop MCs.
Some real Hip-Hop/Rap music:

A Tribe Called Quest
De La Soul
One Self
Psyche Origami
The Notorious B.I.G.
The Roots
Junk Science
People Under the Stairs
Gang Starr
All Natural
Digable Planets
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien

Listen to some of that, if you think that Rap has no self expression, or if you know "Rap" from mainstream radio and TV.
If you don't know where to start, I suggest songs like this(my personal tastes):

"Electric Relaxation" by "A Tribe Called Quest"
"Bluebird" by "One Self"
"Graffiti" by "Digable Planets"
"Breakadawn" by "De La Soul"
by C,Y, April 05, 2008