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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People think it's crappy.

But their puny brains cannot figure out that it is not the genre of this music that is crappy, but acually the gay rappers that ruin the genre are.

50 cent is one example of a idiot who ruins rap.
by chowman November 08, 2006
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music for the uneducated.
rap music brainwashes your children and probably will for many generations to come. there needs to be a stop to it before the world comes to a complete destruction.
by jordansmommy April 12, 2011
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a dumbed-down genre of music that consist of repetitive beats and lyrics that are often about nothing more than sex, violence and drugs. I think my IQ drops every time I listen to rap. Rap fans often accuse non-rap fans of being racist.
Me: I don't like rap.
Rap fan: OMG! RASIST!
by thecakeisn'talie June 19, 2010
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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
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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
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