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Pitchfork called him a “a rap-obsessed misfit from a summer camp who freestyles poorly” who is “ridiculous without knowing it.”The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Poor Steve Scalise is getting a bad rap,” Knight, a long-time aide to former KKK leader David Duke, told The Daily Beast.
And there are those who still have misgivings about exactly what “Christian rap” means.Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet|Stereo Williams|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Communist Party of China gets a bad rap for cracking down on religion.The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma|Brendon Hong|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They joined forces to form the rap supergroup Run the Jewels.The 10 Best Albums of 2014: Taylor Swift, Sia, Run the Jewels, and More|Marlow Stern|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was in the midst of his reflections when there came a rap at his door, which the next moment was flung open.Confidence|Henry James
"All they can rap and run for" is the more frequent colloquial version of this quaint phrase.
He gave to every syllable the value of a rap and certain words he terminated with an audible snap of his teeth.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Another rap, louder and more importunate, echoed through the large room.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Old Adam wanted two thousand dollars, they say, if he could only get them; but he could not, not a rap.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
British Dictionary definitions for bum rap
Other Idioms and Phrases with bum rap
A false accusation or conviction; also, unfair criticism or action. For example, He claimed he was in prison on a bum rap, or The theater critics gave her last play a bum rap. This expression originated in the 1920s as underworld slang, and by the mid-1900s it was also used figuratively for other kinds of injustice.