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Wiktionary

  1. rapping(Noun)

    action of the verb to rap

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rapping

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  2. Rapping

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Freebase

  1. Rapping

    Rapping refers to "spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics". The art form can be broken down into different components, as in the book How to Rap where it is separated into “content”, “flow”, and “delivery”. Rapping is distinct from spoken word poetry in that it is performed in time to a beat. Rapping is often associated with and a primary ingredient of hip hop music and reggae, but the phenomenon predates hip hop culture by centuries. It can also be found in alternative rock such as that of Cake and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Rapping is also used in Kwaito music, a genre that originated in Johannesburg, South Africa and is composed of hip hop elements. Rapping can be delivered over a beat or without accompaniment. Stylistically, rap occupies a gray area between speech, prose, poetry, and singing. The word as used to describe quick speech or repartee predates the musical form. The word had been used in British English since the 16th century, and specifically meaning "to say" since the 18th. It was part of the African American dialect of English in the 1960s meaning "to converse", and very soon after that in its present usage as a term denoting the musical style. Today, the terms "rap" and "rapping" are so closely associated with hip hop music that many use the terms interchangeably.

Rap Dictionary

  1. rapping(noun)

    The art of rap really goes back 30 years to New York City. Where the music style emerged, and lyrical talent overcame the world. The DJ created the beat, and the rhymesayer did the rapping.

How to pronounce rapping?

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    Veena
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How to say rapping in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rapping in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rapping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rapping in a Sentence

  1. Aidan Jacobson:

    We started rapping, i was a bit above Brad Gobright. I was on the left. Brad Gobright was on the right. Then all of a sudden, I felt a pop, and we started dropping.

  2. Karsonya Wise Whitehead:

    We have been writing, singing and rapping about these societal ills for years, this is not new. It's just being finally noticed by the White community.

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