Is Rap Poetry?

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Re: Is Rap Poetry?

Post by juliamenez » 10 Oct 2018, 17:07

Rap is most definitely poetry.

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Post by Farida Bali » 15 Oct 2018, 22:35

I recently watched a movie, Love Beats Rhymes, where this was the bone of contention. The movie sought to differentiate between rap and poetry but, in my opinion, rap is poetry. Just look at spoken word poetry, it sounds a lot like rap to me.

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Post by jibby9 » 21 Oct 2018, 13:20

I don't think all rap is poetic but I do feel the lyrical nature of the genre would qualify it as poetry. Of course, some rap songs are more profound than others...lol

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Post by Jsovermyer » 22 Oct 2018, 14:42

I definitely think that rap is poetry. In fact I would also say, that the lyrics, of any kind of music, are poetry. My 7th grade English teacher showed us that the lyrics of Bob Dylan's songs were as good as any poem.

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Post by CarlitaRidout » 25 Oct 2018, 05:59

Rap is creativity. Rap is poetry. I like rap.

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Post by jgraney8 » 25 Oct 2018, 23:14

When I have listened to rap, I was impressed by its poetic qualities. Like all types of art, practitioners vary in abilities.
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Post by Charlyt » 26 Oct 2018, 01:41

I believe that rap is poetry. I think the process of writing it is the same wherein the emotions of the writer/artist is put on page. Perhaps some poetry can also be given a beat and be rapped.
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Post by sarahmarlowe » 17 Nov 2018, 14:27

Yes, I think that rap is poetry. I don't like all rap songs, but I don't like all poetry, either. I am usually a classic rock girl, so I don't listen to a lot of rap. However, I think that Eminem is a genius. He is a wordsmith combining wit and wisdom in his rhymes.
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Post by becsimpson » 10 Dec 2018, 08:18

Good rap...the real, genuine lyrical stuff, is 100% poetry. It’s complex, interesting, and clever. It can contain double and triple meanings, metaphors, similes, unusual rhyming schemes, and all kinds of different topics. It’s really smart stuff, I love rap/hip hop.

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Post by becsimpson » 10 Dec 2018, 08:20

sarahmarlowe wrote:
17 Nov 2018, 14:27
Yes, I think that rap is poetry. I don't like all rap songs, but I don't like all poetry, either. I am usually a classic rock girl, so I don't listen to a lot of rap. However, I think that Eminem is a genius. He is a wordsmith combining wit and wisdom in his rhymes.
Eminem’s wordplay & rhyming is just insane. He thinks of stuff no one else could, truly one of the greats in the game! A lot of people think it’s just bad language, sex & violence but if you dig a little deeper and keep an open mind there’s so much more to it than that.

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Post by tazdevil » 29 Dec 2018, 09:54

I’ve always seen rap as poetry, just with beats and such. However not all of them are enjoyable to listen to (in my opinion).

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Post by Axsaveli » 09 Jan 2019, 04:21

Rap is poetry infused with beats and instrumentals. Melodies cuddling with figures of speech to deliver message into the ears. Oh yeah! How special is that poetry?

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Post by LeighGroff » 12 Jan 2019, 00:34

I consider rap as a revised and remixed version of poetry. Poetry is soothing and peaceful and on the other hand, rap is a party type.

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Post by Isaac Ibrahim » 13 Jan 2019, 16:27

I absolutely believe rap is poetry. The word 'RAP' stands to represent Rythm And Poetry. That is to say, its practically impossible to separate poetry from rap. Besides both RAP and Poetry have to do with the delivery of words.

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