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verb as in hit quickly and lightly

verb as in talk casually; speak abruptly

verb as in criticize

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A marriage of the popular sound in rap with the romance Shakka himself wrote, this song is just in time for Valentine’s Day, and should be a proper introduction to this future king of the genre.

In later video trailers, the animated characters are seen singing, rapping and dancing alongside the real-life beings.

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Salt-N-Pepa, one of the top-selling music groups of all time and the first female rap group to go Platinum, helped define a generation.

An architect of the West Coast rap scene, his 1992 debut solo album, “The Chronic,” is considered one of the most important and influential albums of the era.

In recent years, the rap community has experienced this firsthand.

Pitchfork called him a “a rap-obsessed misfit from a summer camp who freestyles poorly” who is “ridiculous without knowing it.”

“Poor Steve Scalise is getting a bad rap,” Knight, a long-time aide to former KKK leader David Duke, told The Daily Beast.

And there are those who still have misgivings about exactly what “Christian rap” means.

The Communist Party of China gets a bad rap for cracking down on religion.

They joined forces to form the rap supergroup Run the Jewels.

He was in the midst of his reflections when there came a rap at his door, which the next moment was flung open.

"All they can rap and run for" is the more frequent colloquial version of this quaint phrase.

He gave to every syllable the value of a rap and certain words he terminated with an audible snap of his teeth.

Another rap, louder and more importunate, echoed through the large room.

Old Adam wanted two thousand dollars, they say, if he could only get them; but he could not, not a rap.


On this page you'll find 186 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rap, such as: causerie, chat, chin, colloquy, confabulation, and conference.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.