Rap is arguably one of the most creative art forms in music. We can combine powerful words and phrases, with intricate and complex rhyme schemes, all delivered in a melodic and rhythmic structure, which captivates the heart and soul of the listener. Having all those options and possibilities of being creative, rap artists get confused and often limit themselves, as to how they rap.

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A person who has studied the rap art form and its deepest details, realizes that rapping is not as easy as people make it out to be and when done properly, it’s transcendental. Transcendental for the soul and for the emotions of the people listening to it.

Story Telling

You can tell your story in a rap song.

You can share your experiences, no matter good or bad, give your point of view and your way of life. This aspect makes people relate. That’s why rappers have followers and other artists have fans.

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Rappers reveal themselves in their music and when people listen to that, they unconsciously find a little piece of themselves in that person, which makes them come back and listen to his words even closer and more attentively.

Further Reading: What is the Formula For Having Great Lyrical Content

Intelligence

Rap music is also a way to show intelligence.

Being able to compose couplets and quatrains which rhyme with each other and at the same time sustain the essence and original meaning of your words is a rare skill in itself.

Being able to transform words into bars requires intelligence and when you get into the whole art of complex rhyming, you begin playing with those rhymes and with the placement of the words, you forget about everything and just let your intelligence run wild.

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Rappers write their own lyrics. Most singers or performers of other musical styles have people writing their texts for them. How can you reveal yourself to the public and connect with them when the words that are coming from your mouth are coming from someone else’s heart? It won’t work.

Further Reading: 3 Tips on How to Write Better Lyrics

Rap Music

Rapping, as music, has it’s own distinctive and extraordinary melody.

The rhythm created by your rhyming structure and the flow purposefully laid out before hand, acting as the blueprint for the emotions coming from your lyrics, is just another layer in the art of rapping.

This is the layer which shows our creativity, our playfulness, our sense of rhythm and music. Even though we have never received any musical education and know no notes, we create something magical.

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That’s why I believe rap music is the king of music in the modern era. Rap music allows people to identify with us, it shows our creativity and intelligence. We ARE the new age poets. If you know history and the level of importance poets had at the time, you know what we’re tapping into.

Our art is the most powerful way of connecting with people on a deeper level. Respect, cherish and always strive to get better at it, pushing it’s limits and magnitude to the next level until infinity.

What do you think? Is rap the best music out there?

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  • Ed
    Reply

    Everyone says it’s bad but i think its awesome

  • Vagos
    Reply

    Have you haters listened to Lupe Fiasco? You don’t even know what rap is. Go listen to your repeatitive choruses while I listen to Mural when the artist actually WRITES. Misogynists???? Have you listened to Ab Soul??? Get your ignorant ass outta here you edgy, depressed, emo fucks!!! You probably listened to some Lil Uzi and think you know everything about rap GTFO here!

    • Jelani
      Reply

      Don’t understand why people come in this comment section to degrade rap into something its not. But anyway, its a young culture thats evolving but has become stagnant recently. Once rappers get back to creativity and originality, I think others will see rap for how great it is.

  • PenguinParagon
    Reply

    you can tell a story in painting
    complex algorithemes with color and field of view can display intellegence
    using color’s and diffrent paints, and painting techniques has its own rytheme.

    You can tell a story in literature
    complex language and understanding of english and many other languages with a wide vocabulairy can show intellegnce
    Changing the way you structure phrases can create diffrent out comes in literature

    typing on a keyboard can tell a story
    complex button presses and grammer show intelligenece
    depending on the speed of individual fingers you will have to put your hands in certain positions for optimal typing

    Cursing can tell a story
    insane curses can be built in many fourms
    complex understanding of societe can change the way you think allowing more offensive curses

    I hate to say but rapping has no place as one of the “best” and creative art fourms using such weak points that can be applied and even enhanced with other arts.

    • Vagos
      Reply

      Nice! Now tell me a MUSIC GENRE that can do those things

  • Zero S6X
    Zero S6X
    Reply

    Haha! it’s funny how the same motherfuckers talk typical trash and still come into the LBF and spend a whole damn quatrain on “I fist ya mum, oh blah blah, I fucked ya bitch, blah blah blabbidy blah fucking blah” And this nigga talking about ‘degradation of women’ while he’ll probably be watching all bullshit porn like twice a day. Sometimes I wonder who’s fooling who? Being forced to listen to it? Someone tied this motherfucker up and put the speaker on??? Shit’s disgusting, really disgusting!

  • Anonymous
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    i can’t tell you how eloquent it really is. I don’t know if it’s the frequency of the N word, the degradation of women or the wanna be thug lyrics that move me the most. I mean it’s all just so meaningful and inspiring. I don’t know why more rap artist aren’t in power.
    Just kidding.
    It’s disgusting ignorant misogynistic uneducated, race baiting, caveman bullshit.
    Yes people are allowed to like what they want but to say it requires intelligence is probably the most laughable statement I’ve ever read. It perpetuates EGO and divides people based on income, sex and race. I legit feel like I’m losing brain cells when I’m being forced to listen to the shit.

  • Isabella
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    Other people have different perspectives Rap is my top favorite that’s mainly all I listen too. Most people in society listen to it, but saying that we are stupid and shit for listening to it that just means your on the lowest level. And just because rappers rap about sex, drugs,etc. Doesn’t mean that’s all it’s about most rappers are encouraging, yes they sometimes do rap about drugs and stuff doesn’t mean anything if you don’t like rap then why are you wasting your time go listen to the music you like be you, and leave other people alone.

    • Zero SiX [SickSiX]
      Zero SiX [SickSiX]
      Reply

      Haha! ๐Ÿ™‚ True, each man with his preference.

    • Tom
      Reply

      Yes, when I stepped out of my home yesterday and heard a rap song that spoke of stealing a chain, dropped the f word several times, spoke of violence… I thought about what an intelligent form of expression rap is. What was even better was that there was a two year old and four year old dancing to it by a kiddy pool. Awesome music ..

  • jh
    Reply

    Rapsucks666 ur a fucking faggot ass thundercunt

  • My name is Jeff
    Reply

    Rap is the best thing in the world

    • iLegion
      iLegion
      Reply

      Yes! It is! Be loyal to it, and it will reward you!

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    Ok

  • RapSucks666
    Reply

    No it sucks

    • RapSucks666
      Reply

      kys kid

      • RapSucks666
        Reply

        fitye meh
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        • Anonymous
          Reply

          Shut up RapSucks666 other people than yourself have different opinions and you can keep yours to yourself.

  • Hippy Hobo
    Reply

    One word: Dubstep

  • Eduardo
    Reply

    I like Michael jackson

  • cochino
    Reply

    Eduardo is gay

  • Anonymous
    Reply

    Stfu moron, bitch u ain’t shit , go suck a dick

  • Tommy
    Reply

    Rap is the Number One WORST music out there! Normal people do NOT listen to rap music! Serial killers, drug runners, and gang bangers do! Terrorists listen to rap! Yes, people like those behind 9/11, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and even the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, listen to rap!

    • Britney
      Reply

      Rap is not the worst music!!!! normal people don’t listen to it. You don’t even know if they listen to rap so before you talk crap about it know your facts! I am a teenager and I’m not any of those! -.-

    • Bryan
      Reply

      Stfu first of all metal music talks about the devil and second of all to rap you need to be mcing bet you don’t know what that is second of all why do you care I mean if you hated so much then don’t read this you peace of shit. Go back listening to that trash you call country

      • TheGeneralLee
        Reply

        Metal does not always talk about the devil, you ignorant fuck. And I like country music also. You probably never heard of Johnny Cash before.

    • Anonymous
      Reply

      Well thats wierd because im in the military and i listen to rap :/

    • Anonymous
      Reply

      wtf @tommy

    • Anonymous
      Reply

      FUQ U RAP IS THE BEST

    • Fuck U
      Reply

      Haha wtf does rap have to do with terrorists. So ur saying that all the people ho listen to rap are gonna blow something up haha ur a fucking joke

      • iLegion
        iLegion
        Reply

        Why are you even bothering bro….

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