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Rap Music is hip hop music with a strong rhythmic vocal element called rapping.
[Rap is] a style of popular music, developed by disc jockeys and urban blacks in the late 1970s, in which an insistent, recurring beat pattern provides the background and counterpoint for rapid, slangy, and often boastful rhyming patter glibly intoned by a vocalist or vocalists. /Since the 1970,s many urban whites have become enthusiastic rappers.
The official definition provided by WordReference.com is as follows: "gangsta rap (noun) a style of rap music, usually characterized by lyrics about Black street gangs in the U.S. often with violent, nihilistic, and misogynistic themes". /
Gangster rap can be the sound of Equal Civil Rights shooting itself in the foot. There are bad people among black people but there are also bad people among Whites and among all other racial groups. We shouldn't Stereotype black people based on the worst type of gangster rap.
Rap and racismEdit
Perhaps, like many people of many races, some language in some rap makes you uncomfortable. But perhaps you’d nevertheless be categorically more uncomfortable with a bus full of white fraternity men chanting in favor of segregation and the extralegal murder of black people for their race.