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.Rapping (also known as emceeing[1 ], MCing[1 ], spitting (bars)[2], or just rhyming[3]) refers to "spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics with a strong rhythmic accompaniment"[4].^ She got flow her lyrics don’t make no sense and its like she just picks words that rhyme even if the words suck .
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^ Rap’s musical accompaniment mirrors the brutality of rap lyrics in its harshness and repetition.
  • How Hip-Hop Holds Blacks Back by John H. McWhorter, City Journal Summer 2003 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.city-journal.org [Source type: General]

.The art form can be broken down into different components, as in the book How to Rap where it is separated into “content”, “flow” (rhythm and rhyme), and “delivery”[5].^ Rap is a very expressive form of art.
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^ Some people are too skeptical to understand that rap music is a form of art something like poetry, but about stuff that actually matters in life.
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^ Rick Ross was judged on rhyme skill, flow and how those things are implemented musically as the main factors.

.Rapping is distinct from spoken word poetry in that is it performed in time to the beat of the music[6 ][7].^ Rap music is bad because it has bad words.
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^ Ludacris cheats on his origami box, but that's okay, because Martha Stewart loves rap music, even though sometimes they have to muffle the naughty words.
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^ Rap music is cool to listen to and has a certain beat that I like.
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.Rapping is a primary ingredient in hip hop music, but the phenomenon predates hip hop culture by centuries.^ Hip-Hop has destroyed black culture.
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^ I like rap music, or hip-hop, which is probably what people know it as.
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^ "Hip Hop" refers to a cultural movement and "rap" is the music of that culture.
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Rapping can be delivered over a beat or without accompaniment. Stylistically, rap occupies a gray area among speech, prose, poetry, and song. .The use of the word to describe quick speech or repartee long predates the musical form,[8] meaning originally "to hit".[9] The word had been used in British English since the 16th century, and specifically meaning "to say" since the 18th.^ I say rap is okay since I don’t listen to the ones that have cussing words.
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^ People say that there are too many bad words used, but we have the Freedom of Speech.
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^ Saying, "I like Hip Hop" is just short for saying, "I like Hip Hop music" which is long for saying, "I like rap".
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It was part of the African American dialect of English in the 1960s meaning "to converse", and very soon after that in its present usage as a term denoting the musical style.[10] .Today, the terms "rap" and "rapping" are so closely associated with hip hop music that many use the terms interchangeably.^ I like rap music, or hip-hop, which is probably what people know it as.
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^ Rap music can be a form of expression for many.
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^ Hip hop today is is a reflection of what life is today also.
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(For purposes of clarity, this article focuses on rapping as a technique or activity. .For more information on the music genre, see hip hop music.^ It’s sad for me to see hip hop as a genre gutted in the popular charts.
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^ If you would like any more information please do not hesitate to get in touch with The Hip Hop Village, the contacts can be found under the "Contacts Information" link below.

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History

The Memphis Jug Band, an early blues group, whose lyrical content and rhythmic singing predated rapping.
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Roots

Rapping can be traced back to its African roots. .Centuries before hip hop music existed, the griots of West Africa were delivering stories rhythmically, over drums and sparse instrumentation.^ Hip Hop Music - 742 Songs .
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^ Or do we well-to-do white people want to make popular hip hop return to point which never really existed in the first place?
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^ If this thing doesn’t smush Newports you… Hip Hop Music .
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.Such connections have been acknowledged by many modern artists, modern day "griots", spoken word artists, mainstream news sources, and academics.^ It’s disheartening to know such "news" on someone’s personal life can be portrayed as fact with no viable source.

^ It's disheartening to know such "news" on someone's personal life can be portrayed as fact with no viable source.

[11][12][13][14]
.Blues music, rooted in the work songs and spirituals of slavery and influenced greatly by West African musical traditions, was first played by blacks (and some whites) in the Mississippi Delta region of the United States around the time of the Emancipation Proclamation.^ First of all, I love PE but them having a song that is number one....NO! and if I was picking a song for them it would be something like Black steel in the hour of chaos.
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^ The gangsta rap music domain is specified and the work of thirteen artists as presented in 490 songs is examined.
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^ Technorati Tags: black news , white hbcu homecoming queen , hbcus , historically black colleges and universities , black women , african american women , black people Leave A Comment » .

.Grammy-winning blues musician/historian Elijah Wald and others have argued that the blues were being rapped as early as the 1920s.^ The Timberland Company today announced a partnership with globally renowned Grammy Award-winning musician, humanitarian, and Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti, Wyclef Jean.

[15][16] .Wald went so far as to call hip hop "the living blues."^ However the real reason why hip hop sales have been down is not because it sucks, but a little thing I’d like to call downloading.
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^ Hip-Hop Wired’s Michael “Ice-Blue” Harris recently sat down with scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins.

^ There was no mystic "structure" called hip-hop back in its hey-day.
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[15] .Jazz, which developed from the blues and other African-American and European musical traditions and originated around the beginning of the 20th century, has also influenced hip hop and has been cited as a precursor of hip hop.^ American Popular Music Business in the 20th Century.
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^ Even if I don’t like his music, I still appreciate Deadlee creating a voice for the GLBT community in an arena that we are under-represented (id est hip-hop).
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^ Houston, Texas’s Hip Hop music scene was heavily influenced by DJ Screw, Big Moe, HAWK, and Pimp C and now the four will be honored in a Mixtape DVD Series by Pitch Control TV. .

.Not just jazz music and lyrics but also Jazz poetry.^ Then the video came on toward the end of the show and the highlight of the video is when they took the music out and just heard KRS' lyrics.
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According to John Sobol, the jazz musician and poet who wrote Digitopia Blues, rap "bears a striking resemblance to the evolution of jazz both stylistically and formally."[17]
.The spoken word jazz poetry of the United States was a predecessor for beat poetry, as well as the rapping in hip hop music.^ Hip Hop is alive and well.
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^ "Hip Hop" refers to a cultural movement and "rap" is the music of that culture.
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^ Hip Hop/Rap is garbage.
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.Gil Scott-Heron, a jazz poet/musician who wrote and released such seminal songs as "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," "H2OGate Blues Part 2: We Beg Your Pardon America," and "Johannesberg," has been cited as an influence on many rappers.^ The songs that had an impact and or influence on a rapper or kids.
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^ Who would have thought that rappers have so many problems?
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^ The star continues, "It's funny how so many rappers get worse as their careers stretch out, but true poets get better."

.His collaborations with musician Brian Jackson (Pieces of a Man, Winter in America) have been cited as major influences on hip hop, in terms of sound and lyrical style.^ Hip Hop is dying, and more variety and substance in both the lyrics and music is the only thing that can necessitate it’s revival.
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^ This list i put for my 10 is more about influence and credibility in the hip hop/rap world.
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^ Eminem catches people hearts his lyrics speak a long with everybody else on the top twenty, that is the difference between good hip hop and great hip hop .
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.Similar in style, the Last Poets who formed in 1969 recited political poetry over drum beats and other instrumentation, and were another predecessor for rap music.^ Rap music is a type of poetry.
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^ Rap music can be a form of expression for many.
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^ Rap music is cool to listen to and has a certain beat that I like.
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.They released their debut album in 1970 reaching the top ten on the Billboard charts.^ The Hope For Haiti Now compilation tops the album charts this week and become the first digital-only album in history to do so.
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^ Even when they reach the top of the heap they have nothing.
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^ Album Charts: 'Hope For Haiti Now' Becomes First Digital-Only Album To Top The Charts For the first time ever, the Billboard 200 was topped by topped by a digital exclusive set -- the Hope For Haiti Now charity album.

.During the mid-20th century, the musical culture of the Caribbean was constantly influenced by the concurrent changes in American music.^ American Popular Music Business in the 20th Century.
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^ Popular American Music: changes in the consumption of sound recordings: 1940-1955.” Unpublished manuscript.
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^ "Urban Black American Music in the Late 1980s: The Word as Cultural Signifier."
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.As early as 1956,[18] deejays were toasting (an African tradition of "rapped out" tales of heroism) over dubbed Jamaican beats.^ They dub this, “Hipster Rap.” Check out the recent articles in VIBE, SPIN, and BLENDER, and you can guarentee that they have noticed this new movement.
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^ Words and rapping come from a long tradition of oral history in African American and African cultures.
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.It was called "rap", expanding the word's earlier meaning in the African-American community—"to discuss or debate informally."^ Words and rapping come from a long tradition of oral history in African American and African cultures.
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^ Posted by Staff at 7:28 AM 2 comments Labels: african american males , african americans , rap , rap artists , rap stars , rappers .

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.One of the first rappers in the beginning of the hip hop period, in the end of '70s, was also hip hop's first DJ, Kool Herc.^ Hip hop and the rappers in the buisiness have no one but themselves to blame for this.
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^ No one said VH1 was the end all and be all on Hip Hop.
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^ Hip Hop Wired is reporting that the rapper Nas is having some serious financial problems.

Herc, a Jamaican immigrant, started delivering simple raps at his parties, inspired by the Jamaican tradition of toasting.[20]

Old school rap

.Old school rap (1979–1984)[21] was "easily identified by its relatively simple raps"[22] according to Allmusic, "the emphasis was not on lyrical technique, but simply on good times"[22], one notable exception being Melle Mel, who set the way for future rappers through his socio-political content and creative wordplay[22].^ LoonyLu says – reply to this 14 Martha is one of those people who are so nerdy they end up being cool.
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^ Gaining fans is well and good, but at what point can one expect to actually turn a… New Hip Hop & Rap Music .
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^ The uncivil war: the battle between the establishment and the supporters of rap open up old wounds of race and class.” Los Angeles Times.
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The golden age

.Golden age hip hop (cited as either just the late '80s[23] or the late 80s to early 90s[24]) was the time period where hip-hop lyricism went through its most drastic transformation - writer William Jelani Cobb says "in these golden years, a critical mass of mic prodigies were literally creating themselves and their art form at the same time"[25] and Allmusic writes, "rhymers like PE's Chuck D, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, and Rakim basically invented the complex wordplay and lyrical kung-fu of later hip-hop”[26].^ I’m not saying hip hop is dying or dead.
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^ Saying, "I like Hip Hop" is just short for saying, "I like Hip Hop music" which is long for saying, "I like rap".
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^ Big Daddy Kane - Raw 05.

.The golden age is considered to have ended around '93-'94, marking the end of rap lyricism's most innovative period[24][26].^ According to Rosen and Marks ( 1999 ), gangsta rap music's violent and misogynist lyrics are "parodic signifying."
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^ Although it won’t be like the Golden Age of Rap, it will be more tolerable and better listening.
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^ Rap hasn't been around as long as any other genre but it is one of the most popular.
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Flow

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.'Flow' is defined as "the rhythms and rhymes"[27][28 ][29] of a hip-hop song's lyrics and how they interact - the book How to Rap breaks flow down into rhyme, rhyme schemes, and rhythm (also known as cadence)[30].^ Hip hop sales are down.
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^ That isn't a hip-hop song.
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^ They don’t know Hip Hop .
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'Flow' is also sometimes used to refer to elements of the delivery (pitch, timbre, volume) as well[31 ], though often a distinction is made between the flow and the delivery[28 ][32].
.Staying on the beat is central to rap's flow[33] - many MCs note the importance of staying on-beat in How to Rap including Sean Price, Mighty Casey, Zion I, Vinnie Paz, Fredro Starr, Del The Funky Homosapien, Tech N9ne, People Under The Stairs, Twista, B-Real, Mr Lif, 2Mex, and Cage[34].^ Don’t get me wrong; people do akin to many rap songs.
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^ Reply Score = -1 What you guys are not realizing, is that the list isnt based on just how popular the songs were, or how catchy the beat is.
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^ These people probably don’t even know that rap/hip-hop existed before their time and how much better it used to be.
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MCs stay on-beat by stressing syllables in time to the four beats of the musical backdrop[6 ][35]. .Poetry scholar Derek Attridge describes how this works in his book Poetic Rhythm – “rap lyrics are written to be performed to an accompaniment that emphasizes the metrical structure of the verse”[6 ].^ Rappers create a commercially available everyday reality and it is in accordance with the lyrics provided by gangsta rap music that individuals structure their perceptions.
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^ Desconstructing gangsta rap music's violent and misogynist lyrics, the symbolic working toward the denigration of women, enables its reevaluation.
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^ There are many positive things about rap such as the rhythm, song, beat, and most importantly the lyrics.
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.He says rap lyrics are made up of, “lines with four stressed beats, separated by other syllables that may vary in number and may include other stressed syllables.^ Rap music is a fast up-beat tempo.
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^ The suit includes four other people, and states that the rapper got physical after the millionaire was confronted about not helping to pay funeral costs.

^ Although the underground may be starting to look interesting, I can safely say that what the majority of people that listen to the mainstream rap have no taste in good music.
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The strong beat of the accompaniment coincides with the stressed beats of the verse, and the rapper organizes the rhythms of the intervening syllables to provide variety and surprise”[6 ].
.The same technique is also noted in the book How to Rap, where diagrams are used to show how the lyrics line up with the beat - "stressing a syllable on each of the four beats gives the lyrics the same underlying rhythmic pulse as the music and keeps them in rhythm...^ Then the video came on toward the end of the show and the highlight of the video is when they took the music out and just heard KRS' lyrics.
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^ These people probably don’t even know that rap/hip-hop existed before their time and how much better it used to be.
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^ While Lil Wayne might have to use that tired “blame it on my environment excuse” to justify his violent and misogynist lyrics, you can’t say the same thing.

other syllables in the song may still be stressed, but the ones that fall in time with the four beats of a bar are the only ones that need to be emphasized in order to keep the lyrics in time with the music"[36].

History of flow

.Old School flows were relatively basic and used only few syllables per bar, simple rhythmic patterns, and basic rhyming techniques and rhyme schemes[31 ][37].^ He seems to specialize in relatively old-school animation techniques married to digital filming and editing.

^ The odd MC with a hot flow and good rhyme-patterns, but still the content and production just isn’t there.
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.Melle Mel is cited as an Old School MC who epitomizes the Old School flow - Kool Moe Dee says, “from 1970 to 1978 we rhymed one way [then] Melle Mel, in 1978, gave us the new cadence we would use from 1978 to 1986[38 ]… he’s the first emcee to explode in a new rhyme cadence, and change the way every emcee rhymed forever.^ No mama said knock you out,,,,finished off Kool MOe Dees career, his answer to canibus...he'd rather fight Iraqis than fuck with L again....and who could forget I shot ya !!!!!
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^ Reply Score = 0 hell, "Swagger Like Us" would make a much better #1 song than "FTP", and it's only a month and a half old!
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^ Some songs on list aren't even the best song by the artist, Kool Moe Dee's best song is WilWildWest,Tupac's best song is California Love, Sir Mixalot's best song is Posse on Broadway.
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.Rakim, Biggie, and Eminem have flipped the flow, but Melle Mel’s downbeat on the two, four, kick to snare cadence is still the rhyme foundation all emcees are building on"[39].^ Rakim, DMC, Grandmaster Flash, let's not forget Melle Mel....way too many artists are on another echelon than Chuck D....don't get me wrong his lyrics were dope but we ALL know not #1 .
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^ His effortless flow and complex rhyme scheme are displayed throughout this 11-track CD. The production is all original, and mainly handled by Smoke the World.
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^ The odd MC with a hot flow and good rhyme-patterns, but still the content and production just isn’t there.
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.Artists and critics often credit Rakim with creating the overall shift from the more simplistic Old School flows to more complex flows near the beginning of Hip Hop’s new school[40]Kool Moe Dee says, “any emcee that came after 1986 had to study Rakim just to know what to be able to do[41 ]Rakim, in 1986, gave us flow and that was the rhyme style from 1986 to 1994[38 ]… from that point on, anybody emceeing was forced to focus on their flow”[42].^ Hip Hop News from HipHopGalaxy.com .
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^ Just gong to have my say as i am a big hip hop fan.
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^ They don’t know Hip Hop .
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.Kool Moe Dee explains that before Rakim, the term ‘flow’ wasn’t widely used – “Rakim is basically the inventor of flow.^ Some songs on list aren't even the best song by the artist, Kool Moe Dee's best song is WilWildWest,Tupac's best song is California Love, Sir Mixalot's best song is Posse on Broadway.
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^ Kool Moe Dee - Greatest Hits ~ Kool Moe Dee Jive Kool Moe Dee .

^ This is the end of Kool Moe dee.....
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We were not even using the word flow until Rakim came along. It was called rhyming, it was called cadence, but it wasn’t called flow. Rakim created flow!”[43]. He adds that while Rakim upgraded and popularized the focus on flow, “he didn’t invent the word”[41 ].
.Kool Moe Dee states that Biggie introduced a newer flow which “dominated from 1994 to 2002”[38 ], and also says that Method Man was “one of the emcees from the early to mid-’90s that ushered in the era of flow… Rakim invented it, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, and Kool G Rap expanded it, but Biggie and Method Man made flow the single most important aspect of an emcee’s game”[44].^ Big Daddy Kane - Raw 05.

^ I say rap is okay since I don’t listen to the ones that have cussing words.
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^ Rap music I dislike the most because one, I just do not understand it and two, because I prefer country music more.
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He also cites Craig Mack as an artist who contributed to developing flow in the ‘90s[45].
.Music scholar Adam Krims says, “the flow of MCs is one of the profoundest changes that separates out new-sounding from older-sounding music… it is widely recognized and remarked that rhythmic styles of many commercially successful MCs since roughly the beginning of the 1990s have progressively become faster and more ‘complex’”[31 ].^ Rapper Deadlee Calls Out Homophobic Eminem, 50 Cent, and DMX - Towleroad, More than gay news.
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^ The creators, it seems, tried to take many songs from different styles and eras of hip hop, from the silly Will Smith raps to the more serious songs.
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^ DID anyone say One more chance by BIGGIE? .
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.He cites “members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, AZ, Big Pun, and Ras Kass, just to name a few”[46 ] as artists who exemplify this progression.^ NAS, jz, common just a few is the greatest rapper(S) alive.
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^ There are some good choices here, but they left out some really good music just to put big name pop songs on the list.
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^ Put lil wayne up against any of the artist i mentioned above on a stage with just a mic and a dj and watch who gets boo’d the f*ck off.
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.Kool Moe Dee adds, “in 2002 Eminem created the song that got the first Oscar in Hip-Hop history… and I would have to say that his flow is the most dominant right now (2003)”[38 ].^ That right there was/is hip hop.
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^ I’m not saying hip hop is dying or dead.
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^ The Rock or Hip-Hop of 5 years from now.
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Styles

There are many different styles of flow, with different terminology used by different people – stic.man of Dead Prez uses the following terms -
Alternatively, music scholar Adam Krims uses the following terms –

Rhyme

MCs use a lot of different rhyming techniques, including complex rhyme schemes, as Adam Krims points out - “the complexity… involves multiple rhymes in the same rhyme complex (i.e. section with consistently rhyming words), internal rhymes, [and] offbeat rhymes”[46 ]. .There is also widespread use of multisyllabic rhymes, by artists such as Kool G Rap[52], Big Daddy Kane[53], and Eminem [53].^ Big Daddy Kane - Raw 05.

^ Think of rap artists like 50 Cent, Soulja boy, and Eminem; rap is their passion.
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^ Big Daddy Kane - Somethin' Funky 13.

.It has been noted that rap’s use of rhyme is some of the most advanced in all forms of poetry – music scholar Adam Bradley notes, “rap rhymes so much and with such variety that it is now the largest and richest contemporary archive of rhymed words.^ I used to know all the rap parts to this song HAHA. I loved it.
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^ If you think all music needs to be totally original I’m afraid you won’t have much to choose from.
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^ These people probably don’t even know that rap/hip-hop existed before their time and how much better it used to be.
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.It has done more than any other art form in recent history to expand rhyme’s formal range and expressive possibilities”[54].^ Rap is a very expressive form of art.
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^ In 1990, their Grip It On The Other Level sold more than 500,000 copies without major-label sponsorship or radio air play ( Kot 1990 ).
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^ Rap music is good for some people because they like to hear it more than any other kind of music.
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.In the book How to Rap, Masta Ace explains how Rakim and Big Daddy Kane caused a shift in the way MCs rhymed: “Up until Rakim, everybody who you heard rhyme, the last word in the sentence was the rhyming [word], the connection word.^ Big Daddy Kane - Raw 05.

^ Listening to rap music sounds nasty cause when people that write it say nasty words.
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^ Although you do have people who do not enjoy rap because they cannot understand any of the works that the musician is singing or saying.
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.Then Rakim showed us that you could put rhymes within a rhyme… now here comes Big Daddy Kane — instead of going three words, he’s going multiple”[55].^ Big Daddy Kane - Raw 05.

^ When Beyonce told you she liked men with big egos, you surely put that theory to the test.

^ Now, I bet most of you are going to hate me for saying this, but I actually love mainstream rap, but only to a certain extent.
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.How to Rap explains that "rhyme is often thought to be the most important factor in rap writing...^ This explains the album's title, which fuses Nas' rap with Marley's reggae.The rapper also elaborated on how the collaboration came to be.
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^ Rick Ross was judged on rhyme skill, flow and how those things are implemented musically as the main factors.

^ Biggie and Tupac who are pretty much unanimously deemed the most influential and important modern rappers, pretty much the fathers of todays rap game, had messages.
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rhyme is what gives rap lyrics their musicality[56].

Delivery/performance

To successfully deliver a rap, a rapper must also develop vocal presence, enunciation, and breath control. Vocal presence is the distinctiveness of a rapper's voice on record. .Enunciation is essential to a flowing rap; some rappers choose also to exaggerate it for comic and artistic effect.^ I don’t think anything is really bad about rap music, yes I do know some things the rappers say are inappropriate and some people think it influences teens to do bad things.
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^ Another reason rap music is heinous is that some of the lyrics of the rappers have offended so many people.
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^ I don't think anything is really bad about rap music, yes I do know some things the rappers say are inappropriate and some people think it influences teens to do bad things.
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.Breath control, taking in air without interrupting one's delivery, is an important skill for a rapper to master, and a must for any MC. An MC with poor breath control cannot deliver difficult verses without making unintentional pauses.^ If you are 55 and in a church suit and cannot make it rain without picking up the money…stop.
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^ I think that Wayne is definitely talented and I must say, not one other rapper out there can even compare.
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^ Big L was one of the most lyrically skilled rappers to ever pick up a mic.
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Raps are sometimes delivered with melody. West Coast rapper Egyptian Lover was the first notable MC to deliver "sing-raps."[57] Popular rappers such as 50 Cent and Ja Rule add a slight melody to their otherwise purely percussive raps whereas some rappers such as Cee-Lo are able to harmonize their raps with the beat. .The Midwestern group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony was one of the first groups to achieve nationwide recognition for using the fast-paced, melodic and harmonic raps that are also practiced by Do or Die, another Midwestern group.^ Reply Score = -1 Bone thugs are the best rap group ever .
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^ Bone Thugs is good but i dont think that is there best song tho And is it just me or am i the only one that doesnt see Boyz N Tha Hood on there?
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^ That song was one of the first rap songs to played on commercial radio and mtv!
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.Another rapper to harmonize his rhymes is Nate Dogg, a rapper part of the group 213. Rakim experimented not only with following the beat, but also with complementing the song's melody with his own voice, making his flow sound like that of an instrument (a saxophone in particular).^ The songs have good beats and always rhyme.
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^ With releases like El Mariel and The Boatlift, he has continued making songs with insightful social commentary while proving his ability to move the masses with his club anthems.
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^ I’ve heard other rappers rhyme to the a milli beat and killed it better than Weezy, sorry.
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[58]
The ability to rap quickly and clearly is sometimes regarded as an important sign of skill. .In certain hip hop subgenres such as chopped and screwed, slow-paced rapping is often considered optimal.^ Posted in hip hop , hip hop music , rap with tags hip hop , killer mike , troy davis on August 17, 2009 by Staff .

^ Only kids of this generation consider Lil Wayne the best rapper alive…We who have been listening to real Hip-Hop since the beginning know for a fact that he is not… .
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^ Gaining fans is well and good, but at what point can one expect to actually turn a… New Hip Hop & Rap Music .
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The current record for fastest rapper is held by Chicago native Rebel XD, who rapped 852 syllables in 42 seconds (20.3 syllables per second) on July 27, 2007.[59]

Subject matter

."Party rhymes", meant to pump up the crowd at a party, were nearly the exclusive focus of old school hip hop, and they remain a staple of hip hop music to this day.^ When you go to a party they always have rap music, sometimes they have hip-hop but they always have rap.
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^ Sometimes they can get you pumped up.
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^ Your gripe is with pop music in general, not exclusively hip-hop.
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.In addition to party raps, rappers also tend to make references to love and sex.^ He also rapped about money and sex and basically being cocky and the best rapper and all that, but, doesn’t every rapper think they’re the shit?
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^ First, the rapper makes a non-rap album that seems stupid, with a bunch of crazy songs that show that he is not in his right mind.

^ Certain rappers are smart because when they rap they just d it for the love of it.
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.Love raps were first popularized by Spoonie Gee of the Treacherous Three, and later, in the golden age of hip hop, Big Daddy Kane, Heavy D, and LL Cool J would continue this tradition.^ Hip Hop/Rap is garbage.
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^ I love hip hop.
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^ Big Daddy Kane - Raw 05.

.East Coast hip hop artists such as KRS One, Public Enemy, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Jay-Z, Nas, and dead prez are known for their sociopolitical subject matter.^ You Mos Def don’t understand Hip-Hop….
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^ I’m not saying hip hop is dying or dead.
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^ He is one of the biggest underground hip hop artists ever.
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.Their West Coast counterparts include Emcee Lynx, The Coup, Paris, and Michael Franti.^ Not to mention a really interesting interview with Slaughterhouses West Coast counterpart, Crooked I. .
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.Other rappers take a less critical approach to urbanity, sometimes even embracing such aspects as crime.^ That music is saying even less than rappers and they are largely getting a free pass.
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^ I think that Wayne is definitely talented and I must say, not one other rapper out there can even compare.
  • Best Rapper Alive?? | Bossip.com 26 January 2010 15:19 UTC bossip.com [Source type: General]

^ Rappers sometimes use their music to talk about other things in bad ways.
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.Schoolly D was the first notable MC to rap about crime.^ Some wonderful things about rap are, first some songs have a fantastic beat.
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^ First, he raps about killing his wife, and then he sings about his mom being really abusive when he was a wee baby and how he’s going to bury her after he shoots her.
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[57] .Early on KRS-One was accused of celebrating crime and a hedonistic lifestyle, but after the death of his DJ, Scott La Rock, KRS-One went on to speak out against violence in hip hop and has spent the majority of his career condemning violence and writing on issues of race and class.^ The Rock or Hip-Hop of 5 years from now.
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^ In fact, the death of hip hop would be that its flying on the shelves.
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^ Check out my blog “Hip-Hop Politics” at http://www.knaebel.blogspot.com you may find it interesting.
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.Several years later, he would go on to influence Ice T, who had more overtly "gangsta" lyrics.^ What these writers could not have known was that gangsta rap music in the year 2000 would make prior lyrical presentations seem tame.
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^ Just ask Ice Cube and N.W.A., who sang ‘%#@* tha Police’ as a form of police protest more than 20 years ago.

^ If it was a real best songs list then half these songs would not be on here, and Public Enemy, Tupac, Ice T, and even Eminem would have two or more songs on here!!
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.Gangsta rap, made popular largely because of N.W.A, brought rapping about crime and the gangster lifestyle into the musical mainstream.^ Rap music is bad because it has bad words.
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^ Listening to rap music is good for me because that’s all I like to hear.
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^ Because of rap music now a days kids and teens are disobeying and disrespecting their mothers, fathers, teachers, etc.
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.Materialism has also been a popular topic in hip-hop since at least the early 1990s, with rappers boasting about their own wealth and possessions, and name-dropping specific brands: liquor brands Cristal and Rémy Martin, car manufacturers Bentley and Mercedes-Benz and clothing brands Gucci and Versace have all been popular subjects for rappers.^ Elevation-BUMS. Again what hip hop is all about.
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^ This is what hip hop is about.
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^ I’m neutral on hip-hop or other genres since I like them all.
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.Various politicians, journalists, and religious leaders have accused rappers of fostering a culture of violence and hedonism among hip hop listeners through their lyrics.^ Hip-Hop has destroyed black culture.
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^ Hip Hop Wired is reporting that the rapper Nas is having some serious financial problems.

^ Hip hop fans would tell you that its not dying and then they runoff a bunch of “underground” rappers, whom you never heard of.
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[60][61][62] .However, there are also rappers whose messages may not be in conflict with these views, for example Christian hip hop.^ That right there was/is hip hop.
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^ However… not all has been lost in Hip-Hop.
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^ Unfortunately, there's less and less Hip-Hop these days.
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Others have praised the "political critique, innuendo and sarcasm" of hip hop music [63]
In contrast to the more hedonistic approach of gangsta rappers, some rappers have a spiritual or religious focus. Christian rap is currently the most commercially successful form of religious rap. .Aside from Christianity, the Five Percent Nation, a gnostic religious/spiritual group, has been represented more than any religious group in popular hip hop.^ Hip-hop is about more than money, drugs and bitches.
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^ Hip Hop is dying, and more variety and substance in both the lyrics and music is the only thing that can necessitate it’s revival.
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^ I’m not saying you have to love hip hop, but to say that it is inherently unoriginal, or has more crap under its label than any other musical genre, is to label yourself naive.
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.Artists such as Rakim, the members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Brand Nubian, X-Clan, Busta Rhymes, and Nas, have had success in spreading the theology of the Five Percenters.^ Japanese street wear store Applebum recently collaborated with the Wu-Tang Clan and New Era for these Shaolin Wu caps that are just killing it.
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^ If it was, there would be more nas and wu tang as compared to BS one hit wonders like baby got back .
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^ On top of that, the Wu-Tang clan projects a multifaceted image.
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Literary technique

.Rappers use the Literary techniques of double entendres, alliteration, and other forms of wordplay that are also found in classical poetry.^ Some other rappers use their music to express their feelings and what they think about the world.
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^ Some rappers use their music to disrespect people like cops and other important people.
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^ Rappers also use their music to talk about doing drugs and other people in a rude way.
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.Similes and metaphors are used extensively in rap lyrics; rappers such as Fabolous and Lloyd Banks have written entire songs in which every line contains similes, whereas MCs like Rakim, GZA, and Jay-Z are known for the metaphorical content of their raps.^ These young adults begin to use the profane language they hear in rap songs on a daily basis when speaking in public, to their parents, or teachers.
  • Rap Music | rap, music, bad - Fresh Ink - Valley Morning Star 9 February 2010 16:28 UTC www.valleymorningstar.com [Source type: General]

^ I used to know all the rap parts to this song HAHA. I loved it.
  • Alltop - Top Hip Hop News 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC hip-hop.alltop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’m not a big fan of rap, but lyrically speaking i think Jay just got it.
  • Best Rapper Alive?? | Bossip.com 26 January 2010 15:19 UTC bossip.com [Source type: General]

.Lil Wayne is also known for his frequent use of similies and metaphors.^ While Lil Wayne might have to use that tired “blame it on my environment excuse” to justify his violent and misogynist lyrics, you can’t say the same thing.

^ I used to like Lil Wayne but he is officially OOC. I can’t stand it anymore.
  • Best Rapper Alive?? | Bossip.com 26 January 2010 15:19 UTC bossip.com [Source type: General]

Diction and dialect

.Many hip hop listeners believe that a rapper's lyrics are enhanced by a complex vocabulary.^ Hip Hop Wired is reporting that the rapper Nas is having some serious financial problems.

^ Hip hop fans would tell you that its not dying and then they runoff a bunch of “underground” rappers, whom you never heard of.
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^ Hip Hop is dying, and more variety and substance in both the lyrics and music is the only thing that can necessitate it’s revival.
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.Kool Moe Dee claims that he appealed to older audiences by using a complex vocabulary in his raps.^ Some songs on list aren't even the best song by the artist, Kool Moe Dee's best song is WilWildWest,Tupac's best song is California Love, Sir Mixalot's best song is Posse on Broadway.
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^ Kool Moe Dee - Greatest Hits ~ Kool Moe Dee Jive Kool Moe Dee .

^ This is the end of Kool Moe dee.....
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[40] .Rap is famous, however, for having its own vocabulary—from international hip hop slang to regional slang.^ However… not all has been lost in Hip-Hop.
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^ Hip Hop/Rap is garbage.
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^ Hip Hop Wired is reporting that the rapper Nas is having some serious financial problems.

.Some artists, like the Wu-Tang Clan, develop an entire lexicon among their clique.^ Looks like the Wu Tang Clan has another album in the works.

^ Japanese street wear store Applebum recently collaborated with the Wu-Tang Clan and New Era for these Shaolin Wu caps that are just killing it.
  • Alltop - Top Hip Hop News 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC hip-hop.alltop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If it was, there would be more nas and wu tang as compared to BS one hit wonders like baby got back .
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.African American Vernacular English has always had a significant effect on hip hop slang and vice versa.^ And there’s the hip-hop lingo, purposely hard for outsiders to penetrate, like Victorian thieves’ cant or Cockney rhyming slang.
  • In the Heart of Freedom, in Chains by Myron Magnet, City Journal Summer 2007 18 September 2009 13:31 UTC www.city-journal.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When you go to a party they always have rap music, sometimes they have hip-hop but they always have rap.
  • Rap Music | rap, music, bad - Fresh Ink - Valley Morning Star 9 February 2010 16:28 UTC www.valleymorningstar.com [Source type: General]

^ I think hip hop right now lacks that critical mass that a vibrant artistic underground scene brings and which is needed to achieve the same effect.
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.Certain regions have introduced their unique regional slang to hip hop culture, such as the Bay Area (Mac Dre, E-40), Houston (Chamillionaire, Paul Wall), Atlanta (Ludacris, Lil Jon, T.I.), and Kentucky (Nappy Roots).^ Hip-Hop has destroyed black culture.
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^ And there’s the hip-hop lingo, purposely hard for outsiders to penetrate, like Victorian thieves’ cant or Cockney rhyming slang.
  • In the Heart of Freedom, in Chains by Myron Magnet, City Journal Summer 2007 18 September 2009 13:31 UTC www.city-journal.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And I understand they're trying to incorporate modern styles (Lil' Jon, Lil' Wayne) into the list, but the fact is there are sooo much better hip-hop artists of today than the Lil's.
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.The Nation of Gods and Earths, a religious/spiritual group spun off from the Nation of Islam, has influenced mainstream hip hop slang with the introduction of phrases such as "word is bond" that have since lost much of their original spiritual meaning.^ This means nothing for hip-hop.
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^ Since being made popular by Cam’ron and his Dipset hip-hop crew , the expression has evolved into a ubiquitous slang term used to chase any phrase, action or idea that could be perceived as linguistically gay.

^ And there’s the hip-hop lingo, purposely hard for outsiders to penetrate, like Victorian thieves’ cant or Cockney rhyming slang.
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.Preference toward one or the other has much to do with the individual; GZA, for example, prides himself on being very visual and metaphorical but also succinct, whereas underground rapper MF DOOM is known for heaping similes upon similes.^ Though he considers himself the "greatest rapper alive," the performer sometimes known as Weezy F. Baby has crafted a rock album that's been delayed for months.

In still another variation, 2Pac was known for saying exactly what he meant, literally and clearly.

Freestyle and battle

.There are two kinds of freestyle rap: one is scripted (recitation), but having no particular overriding subject matter, the second typically referred to as "freestyling" or "spitting", is the improvisation of rapped lyrics.^ First of all, I love PE but them having a song that is number one....NO! and if I was picking a song for them it would be something like Black steel in the hour of chaos.
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^ Rap music I dislike the most because one, I just do not understand it and two, because I prefer country music more.
  • Rap Music | rap, music, bad - Fresh Ink - Valley Morning Star 9 February 2010 16:28 UTC www.valleymorningstar.com [Source type: General]

^ Reply Score = 0 definitely missing marky mark and the funky bunch...all in all there should no list at all without marky mark, no matter what kind of music.
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When freestyling, some rappers inadvertently reuse old lines, or even "cheat" by preparing segments or entire verses in advance. Therefore, freestyles with proven spontaneity are valued above generic, always usable lines.[64] Rappers will often reference places or objects in their immediate setting, or specific (usually demeaning) characteristics of opponents, to prove their authenticity and originality.
.Battle rapping, which can be freestyled, is the competition between two or more rappers in front of an audience.^ Rap music I dislike the most because one, I just do not understand it and two, because I prefer country music more.
  • Rap Music | rap, music, bad - Fresh Ink - Valley Morning Star 9 February 2010 16:28 UTC www.valleymorningstar.com [Source type: General]

^ A lyrical battle between the two couldn’t stop the outcome of a basketball game between Santa and his Reindeer.

^ Rap songs may impose in the minds of young children violence, use of bad language, substance abuse, and many more ideas that may be sung by rappers.
  • Rap Music | rap, music, bad - Fresh Ink - Valley Morning Star 9 February 2010 16:28 UTC www.valleymorningstar.com [Source type: General]

.The tradition of insulting one's friends or acquaintances in rhyme goes back to the dozens, and was portrayed famously by Muhammad Ali in his boxing matches.^ There should have been two songs by Eric B. and Rakim: "As The Rhyme Goes On" for laid back and "Lyrics of Fury" for battlerap.
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The winner of a battle is decided by the crowd and/or preselected judges. .According to Kool Moe Dee, a successful battle rap focuses on an opponent's weaknesses, rather than one's own strengths.^ No mama said knock you out,,,,finished off Kool MOe Dees career, his answer to canibus...he'd rather fight Iraqis than fuck with L again....and who could forget I shot ya !!!!!
  • VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs - Stereogum 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I prefer listening these violence during gangsta rap era rather than the fuckin’crunk I use to hear on radio.
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^ Heck, I think I own more CDS that are considered TRUE HIP HOP than mainstream rap.
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Television shows such as BET's 106 and Park and MTV's DFX host weekly freestyle battles live on the air. Battle rapping gained widespread public recognition outside of the African-American community with rapper Eminem's movie, 8 Mile.
The strongest battle rappers will generally perform their rap fully freestyled. .This is the most effective form in a battle as the rapper can comment on the other person, whether it be what they look like, or how they talk, or what they wear.^ And whether it's covering degrading topics or not, it still seems like a pretty talentless music form.
  • Rapper Deadlee Calls Out Homophobic Eminem, 50 Cent, and DMX - Towleroad, More than gay news. More gay men 26 January 2010 15:19 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I mean it happens and people worry about it, but rappers talk of how they got shot or how they messed up someone’s life.
  • Rap Music | rap, music, bad - Fresh Ink - Valley Morning Star 9 February 2010 16:28 UTC www.valleymorningstar.com [Source type: General]

^ "Now you talk about controversy, there’s some Christian ministries if you go online, look up some ministers, they dissing right now.

.It also allows the rapper to reverse a line used to "diss" him or her if they are the second rapper to battle.^ He was the biggest rapper at the time and if he used the same song as a diss to Blacks or Latinos, he would probably be dead.
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^ Some rappers use their music to express their feelings and what they think about the world.
  • Rap Music | rap, music, bad - Fresh Ink - Valley Morning Star 9 February 2010 16:28 UTC www.valleymorningstar.com [Source type: General]

^ They all diss eachother, they all think they are the best rapper in the game.
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Social impact

Race and class

Derivatives and influence

.Throughout hip hop's history, new musical styles and genres have developed that contain rapping.^ Hip Hop/Rap is garbage.
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^ "Hip Hop" refers to a cultural movement and "rap" is the music of that culture.
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^ I'd like to hope Michna's reply represents a new, knowing artistic naïvety in which a new generation moves past the plundering of hip-hop's history and forges on with their own original beats and breaks (not that there's anything wrong with samples!
  • 3hive: Hip Hop Archives 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.3hive.com [Source type: General]

.Entire genres, such as rap rock and its derivatives rapcore and rap metal (rock/metal/punk with rapped vocals), or hip house have resulted from the fusion of rap and other styles.^ On the other hand despite the wider texture employed by CREAM, the monotonous rap like vocal delivery and the same hook over and over ruins the tempo.
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^ The creators, it seems, tried to take many songs from different styles and eras of hip hop, from the silly Will Smith raps to the more serious songs.
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^ I totally agree that this is a signifigant angle, and I think it plays a part in other genres too, as the example I pointed out here of rock and folk in the 60’s shows.
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.Many popular music genres with a focus on percussion have contained rapping at some point; be it disco (DJ Hollywood), jazz (Gang Starr), new wave (Blondie), funk (Fatback Band), contemporary R&B (Mary J. Blige), Reggaeton (Daddy Yankee), or even Japanese dance music Soul'd Out.^ Some rap music you cannot even understand.
  • Rap Music | rap, music, bad - Fresh Ink - Valley Morning Star 9 February 2010 16:28 UTC www.valleymorningstar.com [Source type: General]

^ Rap music can be a form of expression for many.
  • Rap Music | rap, music, bad - Fresh Ink - Valley Morning Star 9 February 2010 16:28 UTC www.valleymorningstar.com [Source type: General]

^ Public Enemy's Chuck D even declares that "rap is a vocal culture" and "is not music per se" (quoted in Chambers and Morgan 1992: 85 ).
  • Gangsta Misogyny by Edward G. Armstrong - JCJPC, Volume 8, Issue 2 9 February 2010 16:28 UTC www.albany.edu [Source type: General]

.UK garage music has begun to focus increasingly on rappers in a new subgenre called grime, pioneered and popularized by the MC Dizzee Rascal.^ Kansas City rapper Vigalantee came out with a new song called “La La”, click here to check it out!

^ Rappers will need to focus on music with MEANING, not just celebratory anthems or crude riffs.
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.Increased popularity with the music has shown more UK rappers going to America as well as tour there, such as Sway DaSafo possibly signing with Akon's label Konvict.^ I’m not saying you have to love hip hop, but to say that it is inherently unoriginal, or has more crap under its label than any other musical genre, is to label yourself naive.
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^ There is software out there that qualifies music with a bunch of factors and then plots it according to its popularity.
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^ I love all the samples going on there, they flow together well and evolve pretty organically, which I think is a good thing.
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Hyphy is the latest of these spin-offs. .The style originated in Oakland California and gained national attention in 2006, beginning with E-40's album My Ghetto Report Card.^ My Ghetto Report Card ~ E-40 Reprise / Wea E-40 .

.It is typified by slowed-down atonal vocals with instrumentals that borrow heavily from the hip hop scene and lyrics centered on illegal street racing and car culture.^ Hip-Hop has destroyed black culture.
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^ Hip hop sales are down.
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^ Houston, Texas’s Hip Hop music scene was heavily influenced by DJ Screw, Big Moe, HAWK, and Pimp C and now the four will be honored in a Mixtape DVD Series by Pitch Control TV. .

.Another Oakland, California group, Beltaine's Fire, has recently gained attention for their Celtic fusion sound which blends hip hop beats with Celtic melodies.^ Hip-Hop’s queen of soul will be able to add another honor to her stellar award lineup.

^ Hip hop is a step behind fashion, music, beats and general creativity.
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^ The album has been described as a blend of Hip Hop and Pop creating a new sound for the Queen.

.Unlike the majority of hip hop artists, all their music is performed live without samples, synths, or drum machines, drawing comparisons to The Roots and Rage Against the Machine.^ Hip Hop: from live performance to mediated narrative.’ Popular Music, vol.
  • http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/lenajc/hiphopbibliography 21 January 2010 21:021 UTC sitemason.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ However… not all has been lost in Hip-Hop.
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^ I'm all for severe critique of homo-bashing in hip-hop, but (and maybe this is an old school tactic) I would prefer something beyond "he can suck my gun."
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.Bhangra, a widely popular style of music from Punjab (India) has been mixed numerous times with reggae and hip hop music.^ Hip hop is a step behind fashion, music, beats and general creativity.
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^ Hip Hop is dying, and more variety and substance in both the lyrics and music is the only thing that can necessitate it’s revival.
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^ Because people fail to realize that hip hop first and foremost is a musical art-form.
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.The most popular song in this genre in the United States was "Mundian to Bach Ke" or "Beware the Boys" by Panjabi MC and Jay-Z. Although "Mundian To Bach Ke" had been released previously, the mixing with Jay-Z popularized the genre further.^ Reply to jay :: Click to quote this comment Michael says :: December 7th, 2007 @ 12:15 am EST For the most part, hip-hop and a lot of music in general in the United States is head-bangingly awful.
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^ Rap hasn't been around as long as any other genre but it is one of the most popular.
  • Rap Music | rap, music, bad - Fresh Ink - Valley Morning Star 9 February 2010 16:28 UTC www.valleymorningstar.com [Source type: General]

^ Rap hasn’t been around as long as any other genre but it is one of the most popular.
  • Rap Music | rap, music, bad - Fresh Ink - Valley Morning Star 9 February 2010 16:28 UTC www.valleymorningstar.com [Source type: General]

.Though the majority of rappers are male, there have been a number of female rap stars, including Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte, Lil' Kim, Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, Da Brat, Eve, Trina, Khia, Foxy Brown, and Lisa Lopes from TLC.^ The tasteless appearance of male and female rappers also suggests bad hygiene and tons of skin exposure.
  • Rap Music | rap, music, bad - Fresh Ink - Valley Morning Star 9 February 2010 16:28 UTC www.valleymorningstar.com [Source type: General]

^ Lil Kim's been busy overseas trying to revitalize her career and ultimately reclaim her position as the ‘Queen B.' .

^ Posted by Staff at 9:31 PM 0 comments Labels: rap artists , rap stars , rappers .

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  64. ^ Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (2000)

Further reading

  • Paul Edwards; Kool G Rap (foreword) (December 2009). .How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC.^ The State of Rap: Time and Place in Hip Hop Nationalism” Social Text, no.
    • http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/lenajc/hiphopbibliography 21 January 2010 21:021 UTC sitemason.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Because people fail to realize that hip hop first and foremost is a musical art-form.
    • Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.theseminal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This list i put for my 10 is more about influence and credibility in the hip hop/rap world.
    • VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs - Stereogum 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Chicago Review Press. pp. 340. ISBN 1556528167.
     
  • Alan Light; et al. (October 1999). .The Vibe History of Hip Hop.^ Their genre’s history is significantly longer than hip-hop’s, and their music has been an infinitely more powerful social force than hip hop.
    • Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.theseminal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ People who complain about popular hip hop today “not saying anything” are being very selective with history.
    • Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.theseminal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Hip Hop: The Illustrated History of Breakdancing, Rap Music and Graffiti.
    • http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/lenajc/hiphopbibliography 21 January 2010 21:021 UTC sitemason.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: Academic]

    Three Rivers Press. pp. 432. ISBN 0-609-80503-7.
     
  • Jeff Chang; D.J. Kool Herc (December 2005). .Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation.^ If you are referring to hip hop in general, you are sadly mistaken.
    • Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.theseminal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Stakes is High’: Conscious Rap, Neosoul and the Hip-Hop Generation.” The Nation.
    • http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/lenajc/hiphopbibliography 21 January 2010 21:021 UTC sitemason.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Only kids of this generation consider Lil Wayne the best rapper alive…We who have been listening to real Hip-Hop since the beginning know for a fact that he is not… .
    • Best Rapper Alive?? | Bossip.com 26 January 2010 15:19 UTC bossip.com [Source type: General]

    Picador. pp. 560. .ISBN 0-312-42579-1.  
  • Sacha Jenkins; et al.^ Jenkins, Sacha, et al.
    • http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/lenajc/hiphopbibliography 21 January 2010 21:021 UTC sitemason.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: Academic]

    (December 1999). .Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists.^ Book of Rap Lists.
    • http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/lenajc/hiphopbibliography 21 January 2010 21:021 UTC sitemason.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: Academic]

    St. Martin's Griffin. pp. 352. .ISBN 0-312-24298-0.  
  • Kool Moe Dee; et al.^ Some songs on list aren't even the best song by the artist, Kool Moe Dee's best song is WilWildWest,Tupac's best song is California Love, Sir Mixalot's best song is Posse on Broadway.
    • VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs - Stereogum 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Kool Moe Dee - Greatest Hits ~ Kool Moe Dee Jive Kool Moe Dee .

    ^ This is the end of Kool Moe dee.....
    • VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs - Stereogum 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    (November 2003). .There's A God On The Mic: The True 50 Greatest MCs.^ But for every true artist trying to make it there are two MC’s just trying to ride the fad and cash in.
    • Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.theseminal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Thunder's Mouth Press. pp. 224. ISBN 1560255331.  

Quotes

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.Hip hop refers to both a musical and a cultural genre that was developed predominantly by African Americans and Latinos (primarily of Puerto Rican ethnic heritage) in urban communities in the United States starting in the 1970s.^ Hip-Hop has destroyed black culture.
  • Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.theseminal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Hip Hop" refers to a cultural movement and "rap" is the music of that culture.
  • VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs - Stereogum 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is that what started hip hop?
  • Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.theseminal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • "Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock."^ The only true music is blues music and rock music which all the others ripped off.
    • Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.theseminal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Every previous form of music from Rock to Jazz, Folk or Classical has changed and evolved.
    • Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.theseminal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Due to the lack of melody and harmony, the only significant change you can make to rap music is changing the lyrical content.
    • Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.theseminal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Kurt Cobain, quoted by Karen Bliss (September, 1991). .M.E.A.T. Magazine.
  • Because most rappers started out with a DJ playing records for musical accompaniment (no live musicians), many rap records are based around the chords and bass lines of popular songs.^ Rap has been around long enough that it contains way more than 100 songs.
    • VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs - Stereogum 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ THE BEST” means top dog overall… including record sales, selling out concerts, fan base, radio play, remix features, and all that.
    • Best Rapper Alive?? | Bossip.com 26 January 2010 15:19 UTC bossip.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Reply Score = -1 What you guys are not realizing, is that the list isnt based on just how popular the songs were, or how catchy the beat is.
    • VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs - Stereogum 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • David Toop (1991). .Rap Attack 2, p.17. New York: Serpent's Tail.^ On Rap, Symbolism and Fear.” New York Times, 2 Feb.
      • http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/lenajc/hiphopbibliography 21 January 2010 21:021 UTC sitemason.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: Academic]

      ^ On L.I., fights follow a film on rap music.” The New York Times November 6: B1.
      • http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/lenajc/hiphopbibliography 21 January 2010 21:021 UTC sitemason.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: Academic]

      ^ It’s not About a Salary: Rap, Race and Resistance in LA. New York: Verso.
      • http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/lenajc/hiphopbibliography 21 January 2010 21:021 UTC sitemason.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: Academic]

      .ISBN 1852422432.
  • The only trend I do not like in rap right now is the message rap.^ Hudson and Jurrjens are the only two starters they can count on right now to pitch through 6 innings.
    • Fantasy roundtable (Fantasy Sports) - Newsday.com 25 September 2009 4:04 UTC blogs.trb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I like Lil’ Wayne and think he’s alright and will definitely give him = “Hottest Rapper Right Now” (at this particular moment), but NOT Best Rapper Alive… .
    • Best Rapper Alive?? | Bossip.com 26 January 2010 15:19 UTC bossip.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Fashionably late, but right on time we present to you the “Conversations With Her” EP. Now a lot of you got hip to Full Crate & Mar through us and it’s only logic that we support these guys like we have been doing from the get go.
    • Alltop - Top Hip Hop News 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC hip-hop.alltop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I consider the message rap the equivalent of what strings were to rock 'n' roll in the late '50s - a capitulation to the adult norm who can't accept the music on its own terms.^ Rock bit rap to start, don’t belive me read a book on the history of rock music.
    • Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.theseminal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Biggie and Tupac who are pretty much unanimously deemed the most influential and important modern rappers, pretty much the fathers of todays rap game, had messages.
    • Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.theseminal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And to all the poeple saying white teenagers cant talk about rap, last time i checked there are black people who listen to rock.
    • VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs - Stereogum 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The people who considered "Sixty Minute Man" by Billy Ward and the Dominoes, "Annie Had a Baby" - as the pinnacles of '50s R&B now are super uptight over the - in quotes - hotel/motel lyrics of rap.^ If those millions of people love rap so much, you have to wonder, should we be critisizing rap itself or the reason that it’s so popular and such a huge business: the people who listen to it?
    • Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.theseminal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Now, “CREAM” may already be winning this comparison, but I would argue that if you put “CREAM’s” excellent lyrics under “Push It Baby’s” beat, you’d still have a dud.
    • Hip Hop Isn’t Dying, It Just Sucks - The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC www.theseminal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Rap is definitely as true to the essence of rock 'n roll as anything that's out there today.^ I see what you’re saying finesseyoswagger..I definitely feel you…but there are diff types of rappers that rap about different things.
    • Best Rapper Alive?? | Bossip.com 26 January 2010 15:19 UTC bossip.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I think that Wayne is definitely talented and I must say, not one other rapper out there can even compare.
    • Best Rapper Alive?? | Bossip.com 26 January 2010 15:19 UTC bossip.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Jazz, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rap and Politics.” Journal of Popular Culture 28:2.
    • http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/lenajc/hiphopbibliography 21 January 2010 21:021 UTC sitemason.vanderbilt.edu [Source type: Academic]

    • Aaron Fuchs quoted by David Toop (1991). Rap Attack 2, p.120. New York: Serpent's Tail. ISBN 1852422432.

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  • "Rap is something you do, Hip-Hop is something you live"
    • KRS One
  • "I really do think it's a great musical stench.^ If this thing doesn’t smush Newports you… Hip Hop Music .
    • Alltop - Top Hip Hop News 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC hip-hop.alltop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Hip Hop" refers to a cultural movement and "rap" is the music of that culture.
    • VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs - Stereogum 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Do you really think there is something better than this!!
    • VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs - Stereogum 2 February 2010 14:56 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I find it very offensive, artless and styleless. To me it's very reminiscent of thuggery, pop thuggery. I don't want to hear it at all."
  • "Stimulant and sedative, original, repetitive, violently competitive -- a school unaccredited."

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