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 +"Who of us has not dreamed, on ambitious days, of the miracle of a [[Prose poetry|poetic prose]]: musical, without [[rhythm]] or [[rhyme]]; adaptable enough and [[discordant]] enough to conform to the lyrical movements of the soul, the waves of [[revery]], the jolts of consciousness?" --[[À Arsène Houssaye (Baudelaire)|À Arsène Houssaye]]" (1869) by Charles Baudelaire
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-'''Rapping''', also known as '''Emceeing''', '''MCing''', '''Rhyme spitting''', '''Spitting''', or just '''Rhyming''', is the [[rhythm]]ic delivery of [[rhyme]]s, one of the central elements of [[hip hop music]] and [[hip hop culture|culture]]. The word "rap" has been claimed to be a [[backronym]] of the phrase "Rhythmic American Poetry", "Rhythm and Poetry", "Rhythmically Applied Poetry", or "Rhytmically Associated Poetry". Rapping can be delivered over a [[beats (music)|beat]] or without accompaniment. Stylistically, rap occupies a grey area among speech, prose, poetry, and song. Rap is derived from the [[griot]]s (folk poets) of [[African music|West Africa]], [[Caribbean Music|Caribbean]]-style [[toasting]], and [[American music|American]] [[Blues]] and [[Jazz]] roots. +A '''rhyme''' is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words, most often at the end of [[Line (poetry)|lines]] in [[poem]]s and [[song]]s. The word "rhyme" may also be used as a ''[[pars pro toto]]'' to refer to a short poem, such as a [[rhyming couplet]] or other brief rhyming poem such as [[nursery rhyme]]s.
-Rapping developed both inside and outside of hip hop since Jamaican expatriate [[Kool Herc]] first began doing his [[dancehall]] [[toasting]] in New York in the 1970s. In the 1980s, the success of groups like [[Run-DMC]] led to a huge wave of commercialized rap music. By the end of the 1990s, hip hop became widely accepted in mainstream music. Hip-hop rapping from the 2000s has complex rhythms, [[cadence (music)|cadences]], an intricate [[poetic|poetic form]], and inventive [[wordplay]]. Rap lyrics convey the street life from which hip hop originally emerged with references to popular culture and hip-hop slang. Although rap has become an international phenomenon, many types of rap deal with issues such as [[race]], [[Socioeconomics|socioeconomic class]], and [[gender]]. 
-==Derivatives and influence==+==See also==
-Throughout hip hop's history, new musical styles and genres have developed that contain rapping. Entire genres, such as [[rap rock]] and its derivatives [[rapcore]] and [[rap metal]] ([[rock music|rock]]/[[metal music|metal]]/[[punk music|punk]] with rapped vocals), or [[hip house]] have resulted from the fusion of rap and other styles. Many popular music genres with a focus on percussion have contained rapping at some point; be it [[disco]] ([[DJ Hollywood]]), [[jazz]] ([[Gang Starr]]), [[New Wave (music)|new wave]] ([[Blondie (band)|Blondie]]), [[funk]] ([[Fatback Band]]), [[contemporary R&B]] ([[Mary J. Blige]]), [[Reggaeton]] ([[Daddy Yankee]]), or even Japanese dance music [[Soul'd Out]]. [[UK garage]] music has begun to focus increasingly on rappers in a new subgenre called [[Grime (music)|grime]], pioneered and popularized by the MC [[Dizzee Rascal]]. Increased popularity with the music has shown more UK rappers going to America as well as tour there, such as [[Sway DaSafo]] possibly signing with [[Akon]]'s label [[Konvict]]. Hyphy is the latest of these spin-offs. The style originated in [[Oakland]] [[California]] and gained national attention in 2006, beginning with [[E-40]]'s album [[My Ghetto Report Card]].{{Fact|date=January 2008}} It is typified by slowed-down atonal vocals with instrumentals that borrow heavily from the [[hip hop]] scene and lyrics centered on illegal street racing and car culture. Another Oakland, California group, Beltaine's Fire, has recently gained attention for their [[Celtic fusion]] sound which blends hip hop beats with Celtic melodies. Unlike the majority of hip hop artists, all their music is performed live without samples, synths, or drum machines, drawing comparisons to [[The Roots]] and [[Rage Against the Machine]].+*[[Alliteration]]
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-[[Bhangra]], a widely popular style of music from [[Punjab (India)]] has been mixed numerous times with reggae and hip hop music. The most popular song in this genre in the United States was "[[Mundian To Bach Ke|Mundian to Bach Ke" or "Beware the Boys]]" by [[Panjabi MC]] and Jay-Z. Although "Mundian To Bach Ke" had been released previously, the mixing with Jay-Z popularized the genre further.+*[[Glossary of poetry terms]]
 +*[[An Introduction to Rhyme]]
 +*[[List of English words without rhymes]]
 +*[[Literary consonance|Consonance]]
 +*[[Rapping#Rhyme styles|Rhyme in rap]]
 +*[[Rhyme Genie]] - dynamic rhyming dictionary with 30 different rhyme types
 +*[[Rhyming recipe]]
 +*[[Rhyming spiritual]]
 +*[[Rime dictionary]] - ancient type of Chinese dictionary
 +*[[Rime table]] - syllable chart of the Chinese language
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"Who of us has not dreamed, on ambitious days, of the miracle of a poetic prose: musical, without rhythm or rhyme; adaptable enough and discordant enough to conform to the lyrical movements of the soul, the waves of revery, the jolts of consciousness?" --À Arsène Houssaye" (1869) by Charles Baudelaire

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A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words, most often at the end of lines in poems and songs. The word "rhyme" may also be used as a pars pro toto to refer to a short poem, such as a rhyming couplet or other brief rhyming poem such as nursery rhymes.

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