rap music

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rap′ mu`sic

a popular music idiom marked by the rhythmical intoning of rhymed couplets to an insistent beat.
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Noun1.rap music - genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompanimentrap music - genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
African-American music, black music - music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses
popular music, popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
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An Alabama jury acquitted him after a four-day trial in which experts traced the musical and cultural developments of rap music.
Rhys Caldon from a broken family says good rap music is about 
a good set of lyrics coupled with a beautiful beat and melody.
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They started accepting rap music in a major way because the media started spreading it and showing that it's a new cool type of music.
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Therapeutic Uses of Rap and Hip-Hop asks readers to examine their personal and professional perceptions of rap music and hip-hop culture to consider potential benefits across diverse therapeutic settings.
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While reality TV, for now, isn't considered a contribution to television, Kardashian theorized that the industry might open up one day, similar to how rap music progressed to widespread acceptance.
The star, who is dating rapper Kanye West, said that although reality TV was not the same as acting or singing, her genre was similar to early rap music in the way it has been misunderstood.