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Rap (Music)

LC control 85111437
LC classificationML3531 History and criticism
Topical headingRap (Music)
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Variant(s)Hip-hop music
Rap (Music)--United States
Rap songs
Rappin' (Music)
Rapping (Music)
See alsoheadings for music of individual instruments followed by the qualifier "(Rap)" and the subdivisions Methods (Rap) and Studies and exercises (Rap) under individual musical instruments and families of instruments
African Americans--Music
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Monologues with music
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Popular music
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Trip hop (Music)
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Found inWork cat.: Watkins, W.H. All you need to know about rappin', c1984: CIP galley (rap songs)
Shaw, A. Dict. of American pop/rock, c1982 (rapping)
Rolling Stone encyc. of rock & roll, c1983 (rap)
New Grove dict. of American music, c1986 (rap)
The source, No. 50 (Nov. 1993): p. 9 (hip-hop music)
New Grove dict. of Amer. music, 1986 (hip-hop: collective term for the black urban art forms ... consisting of break dancing, graffiti art, and rap)
New Grove, 2nd ed. WWW site, Jan. 29, 2001 (rap: predominantly African-American musical style that first gained prominence in the late 1970s; characterized by semi-spoken rhymes declaimed over a rhythmic musical backing, drawn from the sampling of pre-existing recordings and the use of DJ mixing techniques)