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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

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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.

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