A genre of music that used to be good but has gone down hill. It glorifies ppl who used 2 be criminals. For the most part it is about robbing people, violence towards women, and expensive things (cars, houses, champagne). It was good in the late 80's to the early 90's when groups like a tribe called quest, beastie boys, and run DMC where around, even Dr. Dre used to be good. But now ppl like Ludacris, TI, Chamillionaire, and 50 cent and his gang of Gay-Unit morons make money for having absolutly no talent watsoever. There still are some groups and rappers around today though that are still good though like Jurassic 5, Jedi mind tricks, Dl Incognito, and the Beastie Boys who are still goin strong
50 cent get rich or die trying, I wish he died trying.
Him and all these so called "gangstas" can go fist themeselves. Rap
by Deryk May 08, 2006
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A)A form of music where any two words can rhyme, or if you can't think of one you can just make something up like "Missy" does.
B)Great form of music that will last, because even if the song sucks you will still listen because of the beat.
C)A genre of music in which the performer (or in every case performerS") promote themselves and try to say they're doing it for their block.
D)A field of music that allows more and more people to have success, disregerding how much you suck or if you have even reached puberty, or even if your name is Ja Rule!
E)Recycled beats and rhymes.
F)It used to be ill when Sugarhill Gang and Grand Master Flash ran the game.
A)(rapper):"I got signed so I can rhyme on the block, I call the shots cuz I'm hot. I eat oranges and sleep in in the morning instead of yawning. I haven't went...its your flipinitswentyet. Skeet Skeet Skeet Skeet Skeet Skeet Skeet Skeet Skeet!"
B)(Person 1):Yo, what the fuck did he say?
(Person 2):Fuck it, just turn up the bass.
C)I'm the shit you are shit, you are poor I am rich,you can never get on my level scrub. This is for the streets to keep their heads up for hope.
D)Yo, introducing "1st Degree Pee Wee", he only a toddler but he make more sense than half the rappers out there.
E)Holiday Inn wasn't taken from "Rapper's Delight". Oh, wait it was.
F)I wish someone was original. R.I.P. Jam Master Jay.
by Pontiac February 07, 2006
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Simply another music genre. Started sometime in the 1970's by the "Sugar Hill Gang" with the song, "Rappers Delight", which was spawned by Disco. 'Funk' beats were originally behind the vocals. In the 1980's, groups like "N.W.A." and "Ice-T" felt the need to get the message across that African-Americans were not being treated with equal rights, so they turned to music. Heavy beats and "hard-core" lyrics were introduced to the music and this was the birth of "Gangster(a)" rap. Then rappers had idea's to release tension from their hard lives or growing up in poverty which led to rappers like "Tupac" and "Biggie". Now days, it is hard to find a rapper who is actually trying to send a message across, most people are just trying to make money or show their verbal skill.
Rap is bashed a lot by narrow minded people. These people like what they want to like and anything different is not worth their time and should not be to any other people. Usually people who like Rock or "Punk". These people can often be found saying things like "Wanna disco with me?"
"Disco is the sex". And what do you know; Disco spawned Rap.
The Rap lyrcist wrote his trouble's down on paper and put a song to it. Now he is making millions and people relate to his troubles.
by [e.99]Miracle August 10, 2005
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When someone says a terribly written poem about doing illegal things really fast with a 3 second tune and overwhelming bass looping in the background.

And they call it "Music"
Guy 1 : Are you listening to music?
Guy 2: Yes
Guy 1: What genre?
Guy 2: Rap
Guy 1: That really shows how intelligent you are
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A genre of music which involves steady beats and rhyming lyrics. Started in the early eighties and became popular with such groups such as Run D.M.C and Public Enemy. Then in the late eighties and early nineties a group named N.W.A. revolutionized the industry when they came up with ganster rap and released "Straight Outta Compton". From there the group spread creating their own groups and labels; Dr. Dre, perhaps the most successful leader of the group started "Death Row Records" with one of the greatest rappers ever, Tupac Shakur. After 2pac's death, Dre officially stated that the era of gansta rap was no more. Nearly every popular rapper on the west coast today is what they are thanks to Dr. Dre; 50 Cent, Eminem, and even The Game. The fact is that rap is not the same today as it was ten, fifteen years ago its changed to almost a complete different genre of music, for example: listen to "Eazy Duz It" and then compare it to "Red Tea" by Crime Mob. Completely different. Rap is generally listened by, but not limited to, African Americans but white people also listen to it as well, also not all African Americans like rap. It can go either way. The thing I hate are stupid ass rednecks and stuck up racists rockers who thinks rap is crap, the only reason they think that is through stereotypes and have probably only listend to a few seconds of some crappy stuff like "Get On My Level" or something by Fat Joe. If they actually sat down and listened to some N.W.A., Dr. Dre, Tupac, and Eazy, I'd guarantee they'd change their minds in an instant. All in all I hope that rap will continue to inspire and entertain us for many years to come.
It'd be a better world if we all listened to rap...
by The Real Definer November 04, 2005
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A once groundbreaking and innovative style of music that rose to to popularity in the late 80s and most of the 90s. Nowadays the rap genre is mostly populated by untalented wannabe thugs who just spew phrases out about drugs, sex, and money ever since the genre was monopolized by record labels looking to make an easy buck.
Notable rap artists include Ice Cube, 2Pac, Dr. Dre, MC Hammer, and Snoop Dogg.
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A genre that nowadays integrates no singing ability, absolutely no musical talent, an ignorant tough-guy attitude, and a whole lot of strippers and such to make up for the above. It markets a "give me booty, beer, and a blunt" attitude to 12-16 year olds, and all sounds the same. Lyrical content always includes starting pointless "beefs" with other rappers, bitches and/or hoes, guns, drugs, "click", "grills", "my crew", shooting police, saying fuck, shit, or bitch every other word, etc. It's all-attitude and no substance. It's also the most popular genre in prisons. Whatever happened to Public Enemy, KRS-One, or any of that GOOD rap?
Lil' Jon, 50 Cent, and all that other crunk/"gangsta" rap bullshit. Music constitutes a Roland TR-808 doing the beat, a guitar riff or musical phrase stolen from another song (i.e. "Crazy Train", "Kashmir", etc.), some 9th-grade dropout putting "poetry" (with slurred speech and a loud, obnoxious voice) to a beat, and some dumb asses in the background shouting the last word in every verse (ripped off from punk music). Name-dropping your clothing line/record company at the end is a plus. Records are usually about 50% songs and 50% "skits" (i.e. Eminem).
by Joshsomeonestolemyname December 27, 2006
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