rapping = musical talent?

Hong Kong
November 12, 2006 4:49am CST
I don't think so
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23 responses
@pagli84 (1850)
• Netherlands
16 Nov 06
well, i think it is. i mean, you have to be able to keep up a rhythm and have an accurate pace...you have to make sure that you are getting the words out without stumbling around. its much harder than you think...try rapping and record yourself. i assure you that you will sound horrible because its not something that can come easily to everyone. it does take some talent.
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• United States
12 Nov 06
this is nonsense let me say this it is very complicating to try to rhyme sentences and make them make sense not to mention doing it at a very fast pace. so i think whoever wrote this discussion should try to bust a flow and see how well you do. also one more thing if you like to dance the beat to rap is so much more rhythmatic that a beat from rock or any other genre of music. you have to have a little soul in your blood or you are a boring individual
@Katy238 (1028)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Its talent - you are right. I just prefer to dance to a genre of music that is for the soul :)
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@blueman (16513)
• India
16 Nov 06
i think it is.
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@rockslide (689)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I can rap check it out. WHAT...WHAT...WHAT....WHAT...YEAHHHHHH.WHAT..WHAT...WHAT...YEAAAAAA
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@rockslide (689)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I can rap check it out. WHAT...WHAT...WHAT....WHAT...YEAHHHHHH.WHAT..WHAT...WHAT...YEAAAAAA
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@jade17901 (597)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Im not a big fan or rap, but I do think it could be a lot like poetry which is talent
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@manzician (4734)
• India
12 Nov 06
i agree with u
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• Australia
12 Nov 06
cant argue with that all it is, is singing really fast
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• United States
16 Nov 06
Anyone, to me, can be a rapper. I do not think that it is at all a musical talent. Now being able to reach a High C without almost passing out, that is a musical talent.
• United States
14 Jan 08
Anyone can be a rapper huh. seriously. Ima rapper. I bust crazy flows, and when I do, I dont see everyone in the room say "Oh I can do that" no. Being able to reach a high c is just being able to make your voice sound annoying as hell. rapping involves rhyming, timeing, rhythm, it has to make sense and it has to flow together like the words were ment to be in that order. singing is changing the tone of your voice at a very slow pace
• United States
17 Jan 08
Singing and reaching a high C is talent because it takes a lot of training to do what a professional singer can do, and by the way singers who write their own music have to do some rhyming, so it is talent. Rapping requires that you talk or speak on key and that you be able to rhyme, which is not hard to do if you have a rhyming dictionary. Singing requires that you learn how to manipulate your voice on key. Professional opera singers go through many years of training before they can go pro, and they start from the time they are three to five. My grandmother wanted me to be a Diva at the Metropolitian Opera and she began training me when I was three. I went to the hospital several times for throat infections because I was singing so much and my vocal cords would get worn out. I trained with at least 10 or more vocal instructors in my lifetime, and by the time I was 19 years of age, I had it with singing. I was done because I had been through so much Hell with my voice. These people who are out their now singing at the Met, have to go through so much Hell to do what they do, and I respect them for it.
• United States
18 Jan 12
I agree, there are some rappers, heck, there are even some singers out there, who don't have any talent at all and they somehow get famous, and I have no clue how they do it because they aren't that great.
@reeseyj (906)
• United States
16 Nov 06
The only reason why someone would say rapping is not talent is someone who can't do it.
• United States
16 Nov 06
There is no talent in rapping. The only art form there is poetry and rhyming. They can sing, talk, mock, make sounds, look silly, or whatever. Where are the insturments. They all use machines and talk...thats all. I would like to see puff daddy or jay z paly a guitar or other musical insturment. Hidee Ho neighboreenos
• Hong Kong
17 Nov 06
I started this post, and a few of you say I can't rap, I honestly can, but reread what i said, I said MUSICAL TALENT, and it definetely takes a lot of talent, but I've been hearing on the streets that rappers are more talented than jazz musicians! In terms of "music skill", wouldn't you agree that it aint so? Don't get me wrong, rap is an art for sure, painting stories with awesome rhythms, but I reckon anyone who has a creative mind, has good control of speaking, and has a sense of rhythm can do it. Playing the guitar, or piano or instruments is another story.
@vicii3000 (774)
• Romania
16 Nov 06
Don't say things about rap if u don't know! Do you know that rap and hip-hop is a culture?!
• United States
16 Nov 06
So is homosexuality
• United States
14 Jan 08
all these suckaz on mylot tryna dis rap in itself only people that can dis rap, are rappers no one else you wanna be skeptic on tha talent it takes then spit a verse and we'll see all of the money it makes
• Romania
21 Nov 06
i agree with u
• Janesville, Wisconsin
20 Nov 06
I think so, It however depends on how clearly I can understand the artist and if the message they are passing around is truely a good message of not. The Only rap I do not like is where they sing about degrading women or themselves. - DNatureofDTrain
@twowizdom (861)
• Philippines
19 Nov 06
I think it is cause rapping is not as easy as singing. Cause you need to sing fast while rhyming words and thats hard!!
@koikoikoi (1247)
• United States
19 Nov 06
With some people it might be, like born with the voive or heart to do it
@brurib (1528)
• United States
19 Nov 06
i think them have musical talent
• United States
19 Nov 06
Nope... Its a joke... and a disgrace to the radio stations and my ears!
@VinSTAR (197)
• United States
19 Nov 06
rapping IS a musican talent. Lets see you create a song and sign it. Have you ever heard of 2PAC? go look into it. Don't disrespect the art because you think its not a talent. Its not a talent if you think everyone can do it, it is a talent because you have to know where to hit your lines at based on the music beats. You may not know much about music, but I do, so I am speaking from experience. I am not a rapper, I create the art of music.
@shyamlal (3538)
• India
17 Nov 06
i'am not a rap fan...but still i thk its a talent..anyway i cannot sing that way...but nothing compared to heavy metal signing..tats the real talent