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Rapping (also known as emceeing, MCing, spitting (bars), or rhyming) refers to "spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics". The art form can be broken down into different components, as in the book How to Rap where it is separated into "content", "flow" (rhythm and rhyme), and "delivery". Rapping is distinct from spoken word poetry in that it is performed in time to a beat.

Rapping is a primary ingredient in hip hop music and reggae, but the phenomenon predates hip hop culture by centuries. It can also be found in alternative rock such as that of Cake and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Rapping is also used in Kwaito music, a genre that originated in Johannesburg, South Africa and is composed of hip hop elements. Rapping can be delivered over a beat or without accompaniment. Stylistically, rap occupies a gray area among speech, prose, poetry, and song. The use of the word (meaning originally "to hit") to describe quick speech or repartee, long predates the musical form. The word had been used in British English since the 16th century, and specifically meaning "to say" since the 18th. It was part of the African American dialect of English in the 1960s meaning "to converse", and very soon after that in its present usage as a term denoting the musical style. Today, the terms "rap" and "rapping" are so closely associated with hip hop music that many use the terms interchangeably.

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Allante'
359 plays, 6 followers

Chicago, IL, United States

Rap, Alternative, R&B


Belve TuT
290 plays, 4 followers

Baltimore , Maryland , United States

Hip Hop, Rap, Pop


YNIC
130 plays, 4 followers

Texas, United States

Rap


A.D.B
337 plays, 2 followers

Huntsvillle, Alabama, United States

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469 plays, 1 followers

Madrid, Spain

Hip Hop, Rap


Ike Dola
289 plays, 1 followers

Oakland, United States

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The Real Chit Chat
179 plays, 1 followers

Detroit, United States

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BosMan205
122 plays, 1 followers

Birimingham Al, United States

Rap


Ice Cold
32 plays, 2 followers

Yaounde, United Kingdom

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Lovesouldger
30 plays, 2 followers

Lagos, Nigeria

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Cleve
69 plays, 1 followers

Cleveland, OH, United States

Rap, Hip Hop


Zettic
54 plays, 1 followers

Tulsa,Oklahoma, United States

Rap


Dem Mendo Kids
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Ukiah, United States

Hip Hop, Rap


BELIZE BOY
46 plays, 1 followers

BELIZE CITY , United States

Hardcore, Hip Hop, Rap


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