Rap Radio Stations

Rapping (also known simply as rap or mcing and spitting bars) is the rhythmical delivery of spoken rhymes and lyrics and is often associated with hip hop music and culture. Rapping loosely defines an area between speech, poetry and singing and is usually performed over a backing beat. Rapping (or emceeing, MCing, or rhyming) is “spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics”. The components of rapping include “content”, “flow” (rhythm and rhyme), and “delivery”. Rapping is distinct from spoken-word poetry in that it is performed in time to a beat (external meter). Rapping is often associated with and a primary ingredient of hip-hop music, but the origins of the phenomenon can be said to predate hip-hop culture by centuries. It can also be found in alternative rock such as that of Cake, Gorillaz 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. Another form of rap that predates hip hop was Muhammad Ali’s rhythmic poetry used to taunt his opponents in the 1960s and 1970s.

Rapping can be delivered over a beat or without accompaniment. Stylistically, rap occupies a gray area between speech, prose, poetry, and singing. The word (meaning originally “to hit”), as used to describe quick speech or repartee, predates the musical form. The word had been used in British English since the 16th century. 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.

5280 Street Beat Radio

5423 W 76th Ave, Arvada, CO, United States

Denver’s plug! Come Vibe with us! Rap / Freestyle / Rhythm’n’Blues / Hits 90’s / Hits 80’s. 5280-StreetBeat is Denver’s newest online source for today’s hottest jamz! Tune in now and vibe with us. If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page. Read more…

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Funky Fresh Radio

Boston, MA, United States

The home Boston/New England Hip Hop and the home of the underdogs “We Feed The Streets” 24hrs, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page. Read more…

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db962 Radio

Amsterdam, Nederland

Amsterdam radio station ‘Radio Decibel’ is now: db962. Tomorrow’s Music Today, loads of new dance music and changes with the best from the past. db962 is Decibel Amsterdam en staat (nog steeds) voor de nieuwste dancemuziek met een knipoog naar beste dance muziek uit de laatste decennia. Read more…

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