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Definition of Rap

Rap

  1. A lay or skein containing 120 yards of yarn.
  2. To strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door.
  3. To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.
  4. To free (a pattern) in a mold by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal.
  5. A quick, smart blow; a knock.
  6. To snatch away; to seize and hurry off.
  7. To hasten.
  8. To seize and bear away, as the mind or thoughts; to transport out of one's self; to affect with ecstasy or rapture; as, rapt into admiration.
  9. To exchange; to truck.
  10. A popular name for any of the tokens that passed current for a half-penny in Ireland in the early part of the eighteenth century; any coin of trifling value.

Rap Quotations

The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I'm just like, 'Oh, OK. This is what I wanna do'.
Eminem

I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.
Kanye West

Sonnymoon and Quadrants are a couple of bands that really inspire me in terms of the melodics of things and certain tones and just what feels good. It takes me back to the type of music that I grew up on in my household. We played a lot of gangsta rap, but we also played a lot of oldies, and I think that mix is part of what inspires my sound.
Kendrick Lamar

Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you're always going to find a hip-hop tape; that's all I buy, that's all I live, that's all I listen to, that's all I love.
Eminem

Since the 1960s, mainstream media has searched out and co-opted the most authentic things it could find in youth culture, whether that was psychedelic culture, anti-war culture, blue jeans culture. Eventually heavy metal culture, rap culture, electronica - they'll look for it and then market it back to kids at the mall.
Douglas Rushkoff
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Rap Translations

rap in French is claque
rap in German is Geplapper
rap in Italian is scapaccione
rap in Spanish is golpe seco, cachete
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