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.

Naija Hits FM Radio

Naija Hits FM

Lagos, Nigeria

Naija Hits FM is #1 Online 100% Nigerian radio station. Our target audience is everyone that loves music. We play Adult Contemporary, Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Soul, Christian Contemporary, Gospel, Fuji, Apala and Highlife music.  If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page.Read more…

Tagged In adult contemporary,Afrobeat,Naija Hits and urban

103.7 Da Beat Radio

103.7 Da Beat

West State Street, Rockford, Illinois 61101, United States

The New Home for Hip Hop and R&B in the #815 and #608! We play artists like Future, Lecrae, August Alsina, B.O.B., Trey Songz, TK N Cash, Action Bronson and others! We are located in the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin region #815.Read more…

Tagged In gospel,hip hop,r&b and soul

5280 Street Beat Radio

5280-StreetBeat

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…

Tagged In oldies,r&b,rap and top 40