A singer that sings will be considered a singer even though the public knows what that singer really sings.
In this way, rap is still a form of music and should be considered just as in-depth.
In rap as in other forms of music, there is usually a “songwriter” or lead vocalist who holds the center of the attention
These singer-songwriters are expected to use creativity, emotion, and a way of writing where the listener can become more engaged and engaged.
In turn, they have the responsibility to “do their job” which means that they have to provide the kind of song that they want their listeners to hear, and in turn, as a result, their listeners have to react to the musical production.
A large part of “doing your job” is to use rhyming, and often what these songwriters will do is write rhyming lyrics that create a catchy melody.
So the songwriter takes that single instrument and creates a melody that is appealing to a listener.
These songwriters then take the melody, which is usually centered around a voice or the voice of a vocalist, and then give their verbal performance or spoken narrative to the listener, in return it is expected that the listener will do the same.
However, the “artist”, which is what we would like to call rappers, must not only use their lyrics to create a melody to match a musical backing, but they must also come up with the visuals to match.
This means that there must be a storytelling style that is unique, unique to that particular rapper.
So in rap when a rapper is performing the artist must also match the elements of the song to the visuals and then finally the beat is applied to that beat, where it creates a music track.
That is why it is very important to keep a close eye on the beat and every element that the artist uses to tell a story.
Bubbles and blips are a talent
An example of how rap is very different from other forms of music would be when we hear a song and a rapper is trying to fit his words with music.
The most popular rapper in America right now is Drake, his rhymes are always accurate, clean, and are related to the beat.
So he has the ability to write a sentence or a phrase that can be repeated over and over again.
So if Drake had in fact been a painter he would be considered a talent at putting words on a canvas.
The audience can see the beautiful words at work on a canvas because that is the same thing they experience when they listen to the lyrics.
An example of how this would work would be that if Drake wrote a song on a canvas with a canvas as large as the planet Earth and he could hold a paintbrush in his hand, he would be considered a talented artist because that is something that cannot be explained.
Now that we know what Rap is, let us see what it isn’t
“Hip-hop (also known as rap, lyrical music, hip hop music, jive, just rap, rap music, or rhymes) is a highly-constructed form of music that emerged in the Bronx, New York, in the 1970s from a merging of two competing musical forms, jazz (the blues) and R&B (the rhythm and blues).
Hip-hop combines these two genres with a variety of cultural influences including the early 1960s, 1970s funk, soul, hip hop breakbeats, and DJ scratching.
The word hip-hop comes from the African-American slang hip-hop, from “Hip-hop hop”.
The verb hip-hop (rhymes with hop and rap, meaning to jump up), is from the West African baobab tree that African-American slaves considered a sacred symbol.
(Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “The movement or form of movement that imitates rhythmic gyrations by a dancer or dancer-like creatures” (first used 1972), from which hip-hop music may also be derived.)
Other sources suggest that the word hip-hop is derived from hip-hop (rhymes with horse).
The word may also derive from the rapper, a form of rhyming.
The roots of hip-hop go back to the very earliest days of African-American music.
New Orleans’s James Popperun, a pianist and musician, developed the first form of jazz or rhythm and blues called calypso.
His band, The Birth of the Cool, in the 1930s incorporated calypso rhythms into their music, and among the musical instruments they played were congas and drums.
Later, in the 1940s, from what was called Harlem’s Paradise, (the 26-floor burning building), the style was called skiffle.
This music was influenced by the West Indian calypso of the 1940s. Hip-hop was developed out of skiffle and it became new, fashionable music for youth in the 1950s and 60s.
It was heavily influenced by the use of house music in the 1970s and by rock-and-roll music from the mid-1960s.
Original hip-hop, or rap, refers to any of the creative performances of African-American youth of the period.
The earliest use of the term was a 1943 World War II article titled “Fresh Jazz From These Latin Boys” in which an editor wrote about Latin Americans from Harlem who were strongly influenced by the introduction of American Jazz.
Some critics suggest that the origin of the term may lie in the style of rhythmic repeating rhyming.
After the war, the term changed to the more politically charged hip-hop, as the music began to be influenced by the Nation of Islam, the American Black Power movement, and the Black Nationalist movement.” – Wikipedia
So, there you have it. That’s what Rap is, what it isn’t, and what it really should be.
That is if you really want to understand hip-hop and understand what it means to be black in America.