Rap is not really music Music consists of melody, harmony, rhythm, and should have structural elements. Rap certainly has rhythm—I'll give it that. Rap harmonies tend to repeat ad nauseum—with little variation—so there's very little progression. There is no melody, as it's basically spoken words. Since there is so little of music in rap, it can hardly have any of music's structural elements, such as would be found in melody construction or in overall form. I expect more from music than what I get from rap. Rap might be considered a separate art form from music, but it is not really music.