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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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Police in Arizona arrested a man for the fatal stabbing of a black 17-year-old at a convenience store Thursday morning because the teen's rap music made him feel "unsafe."
He wrote: 'Strong,I'm sorry for involving your girl in this whole thing, the street just no get formula and that I have Awoken the rap game, I would rather like to see Ghana rap music cross borders than to fight for spots here.'
One such music sensation from Assam is Rahul Rajkhowa who is grabbing headlines for his exceptionally composed rap music. This talented artiste has inspired millions of youths and has made people aware of various issues affecting the society through his unique rap songs.
From all indications, rap music is here to stay, and its future looks bright.
Rap music has always been associated with the black community and violence.
class="MsoNormalSOCIAL ISSUES class="MsoNormalThe priest, 45, liked entertaining his congregation with rap music, which he said he uses to urge the youth to abandon the evil deeds of the world and turn to Christ." I use the rap music to bring hellip youths to the church.
Paul Ogallo, 45, based in Rapogi Parish tried to revolutionize sermons by using rap music and drama to attract youth to the church.
Rap music is commonly known to be about love issues, 'beef' among artistes, and even offensive language, but Francistown -based young artiste Mteezy is praising God with rap music.
Taking a traditional approach to the analysis of rap music, Connor, a musicological specialist and journalist on rap music, analyzes 135 songs by 56 different rap artists to examine the work through various analytical techniques used by musicologists.
A FURIOUS dad of three has blasted a fast food chain for blaring out rap music, including offensive lyrics containing the N-word.
An Alabama jury acquitted him after a four-day trial in which experts traced the musical and cultural developments of rap music. The high cost of defending against such persecution has, of course, created a chilling effect on the content of creative works.