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Rap's germination is sometimes attributed to the righteous street poetry of the Last Poets and the Watts Prophets, but it didn't begin to take full shape -- and earn its tag -- until after the Sugarhill Gang released "Rapper's Delight" in 1979. Since then, rap spread from its New York epicenter throughout the remainder of the U.S. (with each region taking on its own specific flavor) and then to countless countries. Rap's core components are beats and rhymes, but that simplicity belies the wide range of sounds that have sprung from them. Instrumentalists, a sampled breakbeat, or a drum machine can form the backbone of a track, while an arrangement can be spaciously spare or chaotically dense, and a chorus can range from atonal shouting to a sweet melody. Detractors were still calling rap a fad in 1985, when LL Cool J released his first single. They were doing the same thing when, roughly 20 years later, the same MC released his tenth album, and they'll probably continue to do so as long as the genre exists. Should rap ever die, which isn't likely, it would be far too late to prevent its effect on most other music forms, from R&B to rock to jazz. More in Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B: Funk | Hip-Hop | R&B | Rap | Soul | Urban
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167759
BLUE GRASS
Upbeat hip hop merged with blues. Crazy blues guitar line with huge hip hop drums....
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BLUE GRASS
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167759
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02:14
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Upbeat hip hop merged with blues. Crazy blues guitar line with huge hip hop drums....
167757
bow
High energy track with monstrous drums and pulsating organs with big synths!!!...
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bow
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167757
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02:25
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High energy track with monstrous drums and pulsating organs with big synths!!!...
167755
chosen
Big triumph track with big horns and big drums. Sounds like victory!!...
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chosen
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167755
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04:20
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Big triumph track with big horns and big drums. Sounds like victory!!...
167754
COMEBACK
Nice hip hop track with big drums with a fast blues influenced guitar!!...
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COMEBACK
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167754
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02:40
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Nice hip hop track with big drums with a fast blues influenced guitar!!...
167753
dance
Pulsating synth with huge fast paced drums!!! Perfect for a fast moving scene or club scene....
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dance
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167753
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04:22
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Pulsating synth with huge fast paced drums!!! Perfect for a fast moving scene or club scene....
167752
DHL
Laid back track with an eerie backdrop. Sultry guitars make it perfect for a dark scene!!...
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DHL
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167752
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02:46
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Laid back track with an eerie backdrop. Sultry guitars make it perfect for a dark scene!!...
167751
EVENT
Big synths that drive the laid back drums of this hip hop inspired track. ...
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EVENT
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167751
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02:37
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Big synths that drive the laid back drums of this hip hop inspired track. ...
167750
FIRED
Down south rap beat @ its best with pulsating synths that drive the track!!...
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FIRED
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167750
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02:59
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Down south rap beat @ its best with pulsating synths that drive the track!!...
167748
gangsta 2 da def
Pulsating synths with big drums. The strings gives this track an eerie feel. Yet triumph!!...
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gangsta 2 da def
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167748
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02:55
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Pulsating synths with big drums. The strings gives this track an eerie feel. Yet triumph!!...
167747
get it off ur chest
This track is a perfect merger between hardcore southern hip hop drums and smooth wind instruments and pianos....
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get it off ur chest
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167747
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03:17
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This track is a perfect merger between hardcore southern hip hop drums and smooth wind instruments and pianos....
167744
idea
This hip hop track would be perfect for a scene involving driving but has a mysterious edge to it....
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idea
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167744
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04:00
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This hip hop track would be perfect for a scene involving driving but has a mysterious edge to it....
167742
jo house
High energy track with a sultry bass line and hypnotizing guitars!!...
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jo house
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167742
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03:12
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High energy track with a sultry bass line and hypnotizing guitars!!...
167740
new new
This track would be perfect with a kids theme. The bells make it seem very playful....
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new new
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167740
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05:52
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This track would be perfect with a kids theme. The bells make it seem very playful....
167739
NO GO
High energy pop track with BIG synths!! Would be great for a party setting or scene with alot of energy....
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NO GO
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167739
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01:55
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High energy pop track with BIG synths!! Would be great for a party setting or scene with alot of energy....
167737
quick
Laid back track with mysterious pads and with a demanding bass line!!...
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quick
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167737
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02:44
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Laid back track with mysterious pads and with a demanding bass line!!...
167735
RIGHT NOW
This track has big horns and big pads with a driving synth and organs....
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RIGHT NOW
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167735
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03:12
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This track has big horns and big pads with a driving synth and organs....
167734
rock star
This track is where hip hop and rock meets. Crazy rock guitars with hard hip hop drums!!...
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rock star
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167734
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02:52
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This track is where hip hop and rock meets. Crazy rock guitars with hard hip hop drums!!...
167732
shotput
Staccato guitars with pulsating strings gives this track and eerie feel....
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shotput
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167732
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02:45
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Staccato guitars with pulsating strings gives this track and eerie feel....
167731
slow downe
Laid track with mysterious pads and driving synths with fast paced drums....
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slow downe
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167731
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02:01
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Laid track with mysterious pads and driving synths with fast paced drums....
167730
spliff
Big drums with a middle eastern bagpipe giving the track international feel....
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spliff
by Jack Brown
Music ID: 167730
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02:15
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Big drums with a middle eastern bagpipe giving the track international feel....
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