a genre that only harkore listeners and fans would understand. most parents and neone whu does not listen to it regularly think it is pointless. they usually judge it by wat theyu see on mtv. or they judge it by that snitch 50 cent. listen to dr. dre, tupac, the game, eminem, biggie, etc., if u rilly want to know rap.
lil jon: snap yo fingaz, u can do it all by yo self
other southern artists: lean wit it rock wit it
50 cent: let u lick tha lollipop
punk rocker: man this shit sucks
rapper: her listen to this
punk rocker listens to a week worth of biggie and pac
punk rocker: man forget rock, rap all the way
by Yung Stir July 07, 2006
A form of primarily (but not exclusively) black music that comes from the hip-hop subculture. Centers mostly around touchy subjects like gang violence, social injustices, racism, and controversy in their music. Has produced songs of beautiful poetry with strong messages, as well as lovable and catchy beats.
Often bashed by ignorant people on Urban Dictionary who think that people like 50 cent and P Diddy are the best that rap's got to offer.
Truth is, most of the best rap artists, like Eminem, Tupac, Notorious BIG, Nas, and Common are not often featured on MTV. Thus, people who don't listen to REAL rap are subjected to talentless sellouts that the RIAA likes to sponsor.
by Whatnao September 15, 2011
Not to be confused with "Hip Pop" garbage that one can hear daily on MTV, or the local radio.

If you'll notice, nearly all the definitions have about half of the votes in favor (thumbs up) and half against (thumbs down).

Rap is very polarizing. Some people love it and some hate it. Some will say it's poetry over a beat, some think they're very clever and say something retarded like "Can't spell crap without rap" or "Retards Attempting Poetry".

The point is...people who endlessly hate on rap for invalid reasons are wrong because they're idiots. And people who endlessly defend rap are idiots for thinking they can convince those other idiots otherwise.

People who just listen to rap, or metal, or both, and go about their shit like usual are cool.

More power to you.
Faggoty Metal Head: Rap is crap!

Elitist self-anointed rap connoisseur: Dude, you need to listen to real rap!

(three hours later)

Faggoty Metal Head: Can't spell rap without crap!

Elitist self-anointed rap connoisseur: Have you even heard of (Insert: some underground artist nobody knows)?!?!

Roommate who's tired of his friends' shit: Both of you are fucking idiots. Shut the fuck up!
by dtx3 July 11, 2010
Rap is not a fashion statement that is going to fade in a couple of years ( maybe in the suburbs but that's why you people don't understand, but let me explain). Rap is more than music, rap is a culture (hip-hop), with that said if you insult rap, you insult a whole culture. Maybe white kids in the suburbs are now deciding to listen to rap because it is the cool thing to do, but you got to understand that rap is the language of not only the young african americans, but also of the working class and the oppressed. I understand there is some shitty music in rap now, because rap is not controlled by rappers anymore but by the industry (people who hate rap like you guys but that are making a lot of cash with it). And know you're history, when a music genre is too much popular and generates a lot of money it always becomes shit, it happened to rock and now it's happening to rap. If raps doesn't require any talent, then please, try. Try to speak with poetry to a whole generation that listens to you, and to make them bounce while at it. Personnaly i would love to hear it, and laugh at it. It's normal to not understand rap, like if you're not born in italy you don't understand italian, because rap is a language. But please, don't make statements disrespecting a culture and a music that you don't even know. Hate against rap is really comparable to racism or fascism, and what's funny is that you don't even realise it. If rap is not your cup of tea , let it be, but don't make bold statements that you would never do in public if it's not in front of you're skater white friends. Rap is a music that you got to respect if you don't like it, like I respect punk rock, event if I don't bump this in my car. Rap is not just drugs, prostitutes and alcohol, but it's that too...because maybe it's not possible in your reality, but for us it's custom to have prostitutes, crackheads or alcoholics as our neighbours. Thank you, Good bye. Biatch.
Rhytme And Poetry= Rap
by mo'fucka August 18, 2006
Really good music, well at least, it was. Until all the gansta rap guys like 50, Chamillionaire, and Chingy came along. If you want some real rap, listen to Will Smith, LL Cool J, Mos Def, etc.
rap:-(Yup) truck wit rims (check), throw back Jersey (check)
Champagne bottles (check) lot’s of models (check)
Damn, that’s the list for 90% of y’all videos and songs
Am I wrong?
-Why should I try to sound like y’all sound
That’s what’s wrong wit the rap game right now

gansta rap:-I got a gat man
There's a problem I'ma solve it
A nigga movin' around
With a big ass revolver and a bat, man
What the fuck are you retarded
by DestinyJ June 19, 2006
Music that prolly wouldn't be so bad if MTV hadn't gotten a hold of it. The most mainstream (meaning overplayed, and only like by 12 year old fags who think they're hot shit because they can mimic the way 50 Cent and Eminem dress) is cheap beats (made in programs like Fruity Loops Studio) that loop annoyingly, accompanied by a person talking fast about stuff (stupid shit like being a 'gangsta', drugs, sex, women, or their life story. This is the worst form of rap (and I don't mean because of the swears). Underground rap is more closely related to the way original rap/hip hop was recorded, and includes turntablism, sampling, producing, visual art, breakdancing, beatboxing, and more.
It has been said that rap is only hated by rich white people, and blacks only like rap. Not true. I have a black friend who likes rock, I like rock (I am white and not rich).
Rap is teh suck and rock is teh win
The ULTIMATE black stereotype.
Black guy: *crappy attempt at rap*
White guy: My god, all black people must like rap!
Other white go: Is that so?
White guy: Indeed!
Blonde girl: I believe this stupid stereotype because I'm blonde!
White guy: Oh the wit, ANOTHER stereotype!
Englishman: Guffaw!
by Giltia December 22, 2005

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