What is rap?

  • (verb): Strike sharply.
    Example: "Rap him on the knuckles"
    Synonyms: knap
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on rap:

Pop-Rap - 2000s and 2010s - Decline in Sales
... was "dying." Billboard Magazine found that, since 2000, rap sales dropped 44%, and declined to 10% of all music sales, which, while still a commanding figure when ... of The Washington Post, for the first time on five years, no rap albums were among the top 10 sellers in 2006 ...

More definitions of "rap":

  • (noun): A gentle blow.
    Synonyms: strike, tap
  • (noun): The sound made by a gentle blow.
    Synonyms: pat, tap
  • (verb): Talk volubly.
  • (verb): Make light, repeated taps on a surface.
    Synonyms: tap, knock, pink
  • (noun): A reproach for some lapse or misdeed.
    Example: "It was a bum rap"
    Synonyms: blame
  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: rap music, hip-hop
  • (verb): Perform rap music.
  • (noun): Voluble conversation.

Famous quotes containing the word rap:

    You killed me, Margo. I’m not taking the rap for you.
    Blake Edwards (b. 1922)

    The myth of black women profiting at the expense of black men is the oldest rap around.
    Johnnetta Betsch Cole (b. 1936)