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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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Yet, "orthodox" Islam represents one of the fasting growing religious groups in the United States among African Americans, and it too is represented in rap music.
Now that shock jock Don Imus has been fired for the racist and sexist remarks he made about the Rutgers University women's basketball team, attention has turned to whether rap music perpetuates a culture in which the denigration of Black women is acceptable.
In recent years, as African-Americans, we have been-in the midst of a disturbing cultural controversy around the words that are projected in hip-hop and rap music.
Wood sees New Anger in rap music, in the snarling looks of today's cars, in NBA brawls, in movies like The Upside of Anger and Anger Management, and, of course, in politics.
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PALMDALE -- A gunbattle that broke out in a parking lot outside a bar that hosted a rap music show left one young Antelope Valley man dead and another wounded, both apparently innocent bystanders.
In most pop music today it's impossible to hear any living connection to that old tradition, rap music being the exception.
As a product of a historically oral culture that embodies familiar metaphorical traits such as satire, irony, indeterminacy, sexuality, loyalty, betrayal, closure, and encasement (Gates 1988: 6), African American rap music is especially rich in metaphoric language.
Freelance journalist Rivera traces the involvement of New York Puerto Ricans in the development of hip-hop in general and English-language rap music in particular in order to examine how identities are negotiated through navigations of constantly redefined categories of "latinidad and blackness.
From early plantation hollers to rap music and jazz, Phinney covers the co-evolution of a range of black music styles--and each style's influence on white American style.