Video:How to Rap With Ice-T: What Is Rap?with Ice-T
Interested in rap music and how it's made? Rapper Ice-T explains the basics of rap music in this video from About.com.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Rap With Ice-T: What Is Rap?
Basics: What Is Rap
For a person who's never listened to rap before, how would you define it?
Ice-T's Answer to the Question: What Is Rap?
Oh, wow, that's a good question. Rap is, is syncopated talking or rhyming over a beat or a musical track. Uhm, and, the rhyming can be used to tell a story, it can be used to rock a party, it can be used to get a point across or push a topic in a direction.
Rapping in a Basic Sense
It's basically syncopated rhyming over a musical track.