He rap it's a style of music which is characterized by a rhythmic recitation of the lyrics, which are not sung. Emerged in U.S in the middle of twentieth century , it is a style that is usually associated with the black American population although, at present, it transcends borders and cultures.
The act of playing a rap is known as rap , while the interpreters are mentioned as rappers or with the acronym MC (by Master of ceremony, that is to say, "Master of ceremony" ). When rapping, the MC relies on a background melody called beat , responsible for marking the rhythm .
Numerous are the rap singers who have managed to become a reference within the aforementioned musical genre. However, among those who have achieved greater success and recognition are the following:
-Eminem (1972). In 1999 it was when this artist jumped to stardom, which has become one of the most sold in this style. In 1999 it was when he began his path to success, which he has maintained to this day despite the fact that the controversy has always surrounded him by certain comments qualified as macho, racist or xenophobic. Among his most important singles are "My name is", "Cleanin out my closet", "Ass like that" or "We made you".
-El Langui (1980). In the case of Spain, unquestionably this singer, leader of the group "La Excepción", is one of the references for rap lovers. He has five albums on the market, four with the group and a loner, and he even has a Goya Award for the song "The Manco's Trick."
-Nas (1973). This American is not only considered as one of the best rap singers in history but also one of the best composers within that genre, thanks to pieces such as "Made you look" or "I Can".
-Tupac Shakur (1971 - 1996). For many, this, also known as 2Pac, is the best rapper in history, as this is credited, for example, by the artist of that type who has more albums sold.
It is important to note, however, that there are many subgenres within rap. Some approach the rock and at pop , As the hardcore rap or the pop rap . In these cases, the melodies and themes are closer to the format of song which is associated with the aforementioned genres.
He gangsta rap , for its part, is the mode of rap that tries to count the Social problems The humblest regions suffer. The violence , crime and drugs, therefore, appear frequently in the letters.
Despite having emerged in marginal areas and as an expression of rebellion through combative lyrics, rap was advancing to become a commercial event . Today it is part of the music industry and moves millions of dollars a year, being a prominent part of the cultural business throughout the world , but especially in the U.S .