What does that song mean?

Search Login

Rap Song Meanings

Let's get a shout-out to the DJ all up in here! Rap is an important, seminal genre in Western music, serving as a bridge between old-school rhythm & blues forms and modern hip-hop. There are dozens of spin-off and fusion genres, mixing with R&B, hip-hop, ska, blues, reggae, house, dance, electronica, jazz, funk, and even more diverse genres.

Rap got its big start in the US around the 1980s. This is when big inner cities found themselves invaded by boombox beats and turntable DJs. But let's also not forget that for a brief while, rap crossed cultural barriers before settling once again on being a sound largely associated with urban cultures. The great dichotomy in rap is the split between west-coast, east-coast, and the "dirty-south." The interplay between these separate sects eventually saw gansta rap dominate the genre, although other styles have held their own over the decades.

Most Popular


All the Rest

» 8Ball & MJG
» A Tribe Called Quest
» Ace Hood
» Afrojack
» Angel Haze
» Asher Roth
» Auburn
» B.o.B.
» Bad Meets Evil
» Big K.R.I.T.
» Big Sean
» Birdman
» Bizzy Bone
» Bobby Shmurda
» Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
» Bow Wow
» Busta Rhymes
» Ca$h Out
» Cali Swag District
» Cam'ron
» Cee Lo Green
» Cher Lloyd
» Chief Keef
» Childish Gambino
» Chip tha Ripper
» Cro
» Cypress Hill
» D12
» Dappy
» DC Talk
» Diggy
» DJ Drama
» Dr. Dre
» Eazy-E
» Estelle
» Fabolous
» Fat Joe
» Flipsyde
» Foxx
» French Montana
» Frontline
» Fugees
» G-Eazy
» G. Love
» Game, The
» Gorilla Zoe
» Gucci Mane
» Haystak
» Heavy D
» Hopsin
» Ice-T
» Immortal Technique
» Ja Rule
» Jay Sean
» Joe Budden
» Joe Driscoll
» K'Jon
» Kendrick Lamar
» Kreayshawn
» Kris Kross
» Lil' Keke
» LL Cool J
» Lloyd Banks
» Ludacris
» Mac Miller
» Machine Gun Kelly
» Mann
» Mase
» MC Hammer
» Method Man
» Milli Vanilli
» Missy Elliott
» Mo-Pain
» Nas
» Nate Dogg
» Notorious B.I.G.
» Obie Trice
» OutKast
» Petey Pablo
» Public Enemy
» Pusha T
» Queen Latifah
» Red Cafe
» Rich Homie Quan
» Rick Ross
» Rizzle Kicks
» Rocko
» Roscoe Dash
» Sage Francis
» Scars on Broadway
» Schoolboy Q
» Sean Garrett
» Shwayze
» Sir Mix-a-Lot
» Skee-Lo
» Slaughterhouse
» Snoop Dogg
» Static Major
» Swizz Beatz
» T-Pain
» Talib Kweli
» Timbaland
» Tinie Tempah
» Tity Boi
» Transplants
» Traphik
» Trey Songz
» Trinidad James
» Tyga
» Vinnie Paz
» Wale
» Wiz Khalifa
» Wu-Tang Clan
» Wyclef Jean
» YG
» Young Jeezy
» Yung Joc
[ suggestions ]

View All Artist Categories

Just Posted

Hayloft II anonymous
Pacify Her anonymous
Bigger Than The Whole Sky anonymous
Enter Sandman anonymous
Life is a Highway anonymous
Record Player anonymous
Dosed anonymous
Hurricane anonymous
Sister Golden Hair anonymous
Sheep anonymous
The Grand Tour anonymous
Far Away anonymous
Bloody Mary anonymous
Mud on the Tires anonymous
River anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

King Snipe
Gucci Mane
Runs In The Water
Royale Lynn
Friends
NIIVA
Rush
Ayra Starr
Vibe
TAEYANG
Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53
Bizarrap
Walk
Hulvey
Ceilings
Lizzy McAlpine