rap music

[ rap-myoo-zik ]

  1. a style of popular music, developed by disc jockeys and urban Black performers in the late 1970s, in which an insistent, recurring beat pattern provides the background and counterpoint for rapid, slangy, and often boastful rhyming patter intoned by a vocalist or vocalists: the hottest new talent in rap music today.

Origin of rap music

First recorded in 1980–85
  • Also rap [rap] /ræp/ .

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