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  • Rap is music

    When people say "rap isn't really music" thats like saying when trains were used and cars were introduced thats like saying cars aren't real transportation. All music is a form of expression , so is rap. Rap has rhythm, it expresses something. What really isn't music is stuff like dub step.

  • Rap is labeled as music unfortunately.

    I do not like rap, but it is a form of expression, and is labeled as music. I use expression loosely, because rhyming about swearing, pot, violence, and sex just reflects how insecure they are, they think they need to act gangsta to look big and bad, when they are just sissies trying to build up a gangsta image.

  • How is it not?

    Okay before you all go running your mouths saying rap is not music what do the rappers rap to? Oh yeah!! MUSIC. They rap to the beats and its not just about poetry yeah it rhymes but you read poetry not RAPidly speak it. Just because you don't like rap doesn't mean it isn't music, If its the kids you're worried about then let their parents decide if they want their kids listening to it or not.

  • Yes rap is definitely music.

    Rap has music in it so if you're going to go running your mouths about how it is "POETRY" I am sorry to say you are wrong. Rap concentrates on the beat of the music you cant just write a poem and say here is my rap. It doesn't work like that rap has to have a beat to it its not all about poetry either its about how they speak they RAPidly speak it. Yes there are many rap songs that are dirty and might have inappropriate language in it. If its the kids you're worried about well its the parents choice on if the child can listen to it or not.

  • Yes, the definition says so

    The definition of rap is: "vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion."
    Now, rap includes both vocal and instrumental sounds and can definitely produce beauty of form, harmony and expression of emotion. Not all rap is people pointing guns at the screen and promoting drug use and violence, most of the tome it is very expressive and can be beautiful. No one would say chart music isn't music but a lot of songs in the chart don't have deep meanings or are beautiful so if you're saying rap isn't music you must be saying chart music isn't music. Why does the fact it may push children to do drugs and shoot guns not make it music. So you're saying if it had a different video it would be music? The video has nothing to do with the song.

  • Yes, rap is music

    Rap may not be to everyone's appeal, but it must be classified as music. It has some singing, instrumental sections, drum beats. What many people would say is not music would be the rapping itself, which is at times just fast-talking, but even this, put to music, must be considered music.

  • How would it not be?

    Of course rap is a genre of music. Rap mostly focuses on rhythm with its drums, it's sampling techniques and Rapping (which is basically spoken rhyming lyrics). How anyone can deny it to be music is beyond me. I think saying that something is not music just because you don't like it is really dumb.

  • Yes, because reading it is not the same as hearing it.

    Could you read rap lyrics? Sure. Would the experience of reading rap lyrics be the same as the experience of listening to that same rap song? No, it wouldn't . The rhythm and sounds of rap music add to it's impact in a way that needs to be heard. That's why rap deserves a place in the music category. There are lots of musical styles. Just because some people don't like some styles doesn't make them not music.

  • Yes, rap should be considered music.

    Many people enjoy the lyrical content and rhythm that rap music uses. It must be considered music because it is composed of the same elements that make up any other genre of music. Though many people of different generations do not enjoy listening to rap music, it should still be considered music.

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  • Secret hELP@ Y

    Rap music is repulsive like all the rappers (:We don't want kids thinking its okay to play with real AK47s just because shooting people on Call of Duty is fun. As citizens, we should only listen to Christian gospel to reshape our lives including the children for the next generation.

  • It is poetry with music

    It is poetry with music in background. That's all. Like it or hate it ,that is what it is.
    Music is composed of music notes. When you ad poetry you have songs or opera.
    Now in rap you have people that recite poetry with music background. It is a poetry show not music

  • Not music period

    Whole lotta echoing, rambling the same redundant words. With a few bells and a trash can lid to whack on. The vulgarities are a bit over the top. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 8 7 5 4 32 1
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  • What did I just listen to?

    I think it should not be considered music because it has no real talent involved. They just talk into the mic the script their 17 writers wrote out for them, and it's just aboUT getting girls drugs or money. I swear the next generation revolving a round this will ruin society.

  • Rap is disgusting and meaningless.

    It is NOT music. Rap should be a criminal offense. It is a putrid stain on the underpants of an already corrupt society. It is nondescript rambling. If you like it, then you are a horrible person. This is not my opinion, it is a fact. You enjoy listening to people talk, NOT SING, BUT TALK, about rape and murder.

  • No it is not music, but it is poetry.

    Is it music when you just talk over background music? No. Rap is also not music because you can not actually write it on sheet music. This is due to the fact it is just words. When a group of words is put together to make a rhyme it is actually just poetry. If you say poetry over music playing in the background, does that mean that the person is now singing? No. Therefore, rap is poetry not music.

  • No, it is not.

    Because it is not music. This says I need more words, but I do not. My first simple and direct statement fully conveyed my complete meaning with utter clarity, and no further explanation is required. In summary, it is not music, and any argument to the contrary is entirely invalid.

  • No, it is not.

    Because it is not music. This says I need more words, but I do not. My first simple and direct statement fully conveyed my complete meaning with utter clarity, and no further explanation is required. In summary, it is not music, and any argument to the contrary is entirely invalid.

  • Rap is NOT music

    Stating that rap is music because it is spoken to a beat or a cadence is a ludicrous argument. Any poem, good or bad, can be spoken to a beat. Just find the beat, fast or slow, and work it to the natural rhythm of the poem. Isn't a rapper trying to tell a tale or state a message? Why is the rhythmic beat necessary? The text of a good rap could possibly win a literary award. That would be more amazing that a rapper receiving a major music award.

  • Rap is not music

    One needs only to listen to the many, many talented people who can sing beautifully, powerfully, none needing auto-tuning. In fact suggesting auto-tuning is regarded as an insult. There is a world of musicians who have attained the level of mastery of their instruments, whether it be a blues harmonica or a classical violin, piano, or orchestral music.


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