Top definition. It is a form of rhyming lyrics delivered rhythmically over a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. Originally, rapping was called MCing and accompanied DJing. Origins Rapping as a self-conscious artistic school began as a variation on the toasting found in reggae, funk and dub music, mixed with influences from jazz-related performance poetry Langston Hughes's album Weary Blues being an important example; the Beats also notable , radio DJ patter, and the tradition of playing the dozens. Among other predecessors were talking blues records and the work of artists such as James Brown and Parliament. Early raps were frequently merely a sequence of boasts, or attempts to upstage the other MCs.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "rap" Showing of It seems so straightforward and personal and real that people read it completely literally, as raw testimony or autobiography.
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Music should make you feel, react. Music can help you cope with your feelings after a bad break up; it can also assist you in wallowing in self-pity after a bad break up. Music has always been, and will always be a means of escapism.