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  Rapping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rappers may showcase their skills by competing in freestyle battles in which they ridicule their opponents with improvised rhymes.
Rappers use double entendres, alliteration, and all other forms of wordplay that are also found in classical poetry.
Several gangsta rappers also laud the use of drugs such as marijuana, which occupies a significant place in the subject matter of modern hip hop.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rapper   (3089 words)

 Urban Dictionary: rapper
Nelly is a rapper, and a good one at that.
Their only requirement to be a rapper is to wear a gold chain and wear some shitty tracksuits.
rappers are divided into many categories and subcategories, but the 2 dominant ones are simple.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=rapper   (829 words)

 Rapper's Delight Encyclopedia Article @ LivingDangerously.com (Living Dangerously)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
“Rapper’s Delight” is a 1979 single by American hip hop trio The Sugarhill Gang; it is widely acknowledged as the first hip hop hit single.
The song was used in the final stages of an imaginative Honda commercial/advert, The Cog, in the United Kingdom in 2003/2004.
The strings and piano sections on "Rapper's Delight" sound so close to the original recording that some suggest portions of the track are in fact tape loops.
www.livingdangerously.com /encyclopedia/Rapper%27s_Delight   (926 words)

 The Rapper Sword Dance - Origins and History
Steel of the quality necessary for rappers was therefore very expensive, so it was almost certainly beyond the means of the average coal miner to purchase purpose-made rappers; and the Earsdon team had been performing regularly for 20 years before this.
However and whenever the rapper dance started, by the end of the nineteenth century it had supplanted the earlier rigid sword dance so completely that the older dance was extinct.
As the early dances were recorded in the Tyne Valley, whereas the rapper dances were recorded in Tyneside – some 20 miles (30 km) downstream – it is quite possible that the two co-existed for part of the 19th century, the rapper dance thriving in one location while its ancestor died out in another.
www.rapper.org.uk /history.html   (2296 words)

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funeral.usedautostuff.com /2006/6/6/funeral-proof-rapper   (848 words)

 Newcastle Kingsmen - History of Rapper
It is not known exactly when the rapper sword replaced the rigid sword, a step which was absolutely essential for the development of the Rapper dance as we know it today.
The communities in which Rapper dancing thrived began to break down as firstly the young men left the area in search of work during the depression and in more recent years with pit closures and the relegation of villages to the infamous "D" schedule.
The Rapper dance had previously been performed at ground level often in a public bar and therefore viewed in the round, but now performances were taking place on stage, the style of the dance began to change to a front-facing form with the introduction of many more straight-line figures.
www.kingsmen.co.uk /rapper/history.php   (941 words)

 Eve (rapper) Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.com (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eve (born Eve Jihan Jeffers on November 10, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American rapper, singer, and actress associated with the Aftermath crew.
Eve is an actress and rapper who has sold millions of albums during her musical career.
In 2005, the rapper appeared on Gwen Stefani's top ten hit "Rich Girl", which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March.
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/Eve_(rapper)   (944 words)

 What is Rapper
Rapper is a type of team dancing specific to the north of England.
Rapper is performed by five dancers at a time, each holding a double-handled flexible steel sword.
Part of the appeal of rapper to teenagers is the lively speed of the dance, the complexity and intricacies of the figures, and the opportunity to make up new figures.
www.pixton.org /candyrapper/rapper.html   (216 words)

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But instead of simply light-and-beeps that Simon has to offer, PaRappa the Rapper provides snatches of spoken vocals (raps) that are triggered when the appropriate buttons are pressed.
That player plays the role of a paper thin rapping dog that is trying to win the heart of a girl by learning various skills: how to fight, how to drive, how to sell, how to cook, and so on.
PaRappa the Rapper has been criticised for being 'too short' (entire game can be completed in under an hour).
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/p/pa/parappa_the_rapper.html   (247 words)

 Birdman (rapper) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Williams also befriended a young Christopher "B.G." Dorsey, and signed the young rapper to his label in the mid-1990s.
Charges were raised that Baby was defrauding his artists and using their proceeds to fund the label as well as his own lavish spending habits.
Of the rappers who once toured with Cash Money, is Young Buck who rapped in a group called Head Bussa and is now a member of 50 Cent's G-Unit after losing a deal with AfterShock Records from Southern Maryland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baby_(rapper)   (966 words)

 Boston.com / A&E / Music / Rapper Tray Deee arrested in California
Rapper Tray Deee, a member of the hip-hop group Tha Eastsidaz, was in custody Saturday after being arrested for allegedly shooting at people outside of a business, police said.
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Rapper Tray Deee, a member of the hip-hop group Tha Eastsidaz, was in custody Saturday after being arrested for allegedly shooting at people outside of a business, police said.
No one was injured and the 37-year-old rapper, whose given name is Tray Muhammad, was arrested at his Fontana home Friday several hours after the alleged shooting, said Officer Jana Blair of the Long Beach Police Department.
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2003/11/09/rapper_tray_deee_arrested_in_california   (214 words)

 USATODAY.com - Ex-child soldier now Kenya's hottest rapper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
By the time he was 13, he was a veteran of two civil wars and had seen hundreds of his comrades reduced to cannibalism as they struggled to survive in the Sudanese bush.
Rapper Emmanuel Jal went from child soldier to rhyming sensation.
DJ Moz (the stage name of Moses Mathenge) was one of the first to play the album on Kenyan radio after seeing the rapper perform for Sudanese refugees in northern Kenya.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-03-13-kenya-rapper_x.htm   (1136 words)

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Thanks to the revitalization of disco in the late 1990's and several remakes (include one by a grandmother), the words "Now what you hear is not a test, I'm rappin' to the beat/ And me, the groove, and my friends are gonna try and move your feet/" are recognizable.
Returning to "Rapper's Delight", the group that recorded it, The Sugarhill Gang, was not exactly a well known crew before the song.
Once the record was finished Joe Robinson, partner/wife of Sylvia, was quoted as saying she brought him a 15 minute record and he had no clue how to get it played on the radio.
www.oldschoolhiphop.com /features/rappersdelight.htm   (636 words)

 WJLA - Rapper Foxy Brown Trial Set for July   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rapper Foxy Brown, accused of assaulting two nail salon workers in a fight over payment for a manicure, will go on trial in July, a judge said Friday.
During her last court appearance in December, Brown was to have entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor.
But the session was derailed when Judge Melissa Jackson accused the rapper of disrespect and making faces at her.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0506/331199.html   (362 words)

 WJLA - Rapper T.I. Cancels Japan Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Atlanta rapper T.I. has canceled plans for a tour of Japan after being accused in Florida of failing to perform community service for a 2003 arrest.
The Florida arrest warrant, which landed the 25-year-old rapper briefly in an Atlanta jail Wednesday, came just days after T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, spoke at the funeral of a close friend who was killed in a gun battle in Cincinnati.
Lawyer Dwight Thomas said the rapper had performed more than 75 hours of community service in Atlanta and that Georgia officials thought he was meeting his obligations.
www.wjla.com /headlines/0506/327289.html   (389 words)

 Northgate Rapper
Northgate Rapper are an fine bunch of chaps from Bath, driven by the twin dreams of rapper dancing and alcohol.
We won the Open/Traditional section in the annual rapper tournament (DERT) in 1996, and came third in the Premier/Own Dance section in 2001.
This is mainly because rapper is well-suited to small, confined spaces with good wooden floors and free-flowing beer, but also partly because the audience have less chance to escape before the hat goes round.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /northgate.rapper   (907 words)

 C-Murder News
A Jefferson Parish prosecutor's attempt to investigate whether rapper Corey Miller's appearance at a movie premiere in New Orleans last week violated conditions of his bond was halted by the presiding judge...
The rapper who once went by the stage name of C-Murder has been released from home confinement as he awaits a retrial on a second-degree murder charge.
Three months after his release into a home incarceration program, rapper C-Murder could be going back to jail on claims that he violated the terms of his house arrest.
www.topix.net /who/c-murder   (750 words)

 DaVinci: Bookmarks> R> rapper
Living with his destitute mother, a young man in Detroit tries to overcome obstacles and achieve success as a rapper.
West Coast rapper Kurupt said after he went through bankruptcy twice, he relied...
In 2004, the rapper became president and CEO of Def Jam Recordings...
www.bluegrassdavinci.com /ODP/Bookmarks/R/rapper   (248 words)

 NPR : 'Rapper's Delight' Turns 25
The song by the Sugar Hill Gang was soon a hit around the world and became the first rap song to top major music charts.
Rapper Grandmaster Caz of the Cold Crush Brothers claims the Sugar Hill Gang actually ripped off his lyrics, and he's never been paid.
The song includes phrases that have become mainstays of hip-hop culture: "Sucker MCs" and "Don't stop 'till the break of dawn," for example.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4251153   (305 words)

 Raptor RDF Parser Toolkit - Raptor RDF parser utility
rapper -o ntriples http://planetrdf.com/guide/rss.rdf rapper -i rss-tag-soup -o rss-1.0 pile-of-rss.xml http://example.org/base/ rapper --count http://example.org/index.rdf
The rapper utility allows parsing of RDF content by the Raptor RDF parser toolkit emitting the results as RDF triples in a choice of syntaxes.
rapper uses the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (‘-’) if supported by the getopt_long function.
librdf.org /raptor/rapper.html   (422 words)

 Great Meadows Morris and Sword
Great Meadows also has performed on the international stage: We've competed in the Dance England Rapper Tournament and were invited to the 2004 World Sword Spectacular in Whitby, England.
In time, some members of Team X became interested in starting another rapper side, and during the 2000-01 season "Candy Rapper" was born.
Two more Great Meadows rapper teams, Beside the Point and Slightly Green, made their debut in the spring of 2003, and during 2004-05 Pocket Flyers and Scrambled Six joined the roster.
www.freewebs.com /greatmeadowsmorris/index.html   (595 words)

 Rapper Battling Hearing Loss - CBS News
(AP) Rapper Foxy Brown says she hasn't heard another person's voice in six months and will have surgery early next year to restore her hearing.
The 26-year-old rapper told reporters Thursday that she's been diagnosed with sudden hearing loss while she was recording her upcoming album.
Rapper Foxy Brown, 26, whose real name is Inga Marchand, told reporters on Dec. 15 that she was diagnosed with sudden hearing loss in May while she was recording her upcoming album.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/12/16/entertainment/main1131914.shtml   (343 words)

 ABC News: Rapper Obie Trice Shot on Detroit Freeway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
DETROIT Dec 31, 2005 (AP)— Rapper Obie Trice was shot early Saturday while driving on a freeway, police said.
Trice managed to continue driving and exited the freeway in the suburb of Southfield, where his girlfriend, who also was in the vehicle, flagged down police, Gonzales said.
The rapper was taken to a hospital and was listed in good condition, Gonzales said.
abcnews.go.com /Entertainment/wireStory?id=1458578   (175 words)

 Rapper: See what people are saying right now on Technorati
Rapper: See what people are saying right now on Technorati
Rapper 50 Cent was arrested in Manhattan for driving recklessly in an uninsured Lamborghini.
Rapper 50 Cent was arrested When life imitates art or when art imitates… Any 50 cent gets arrested, but this time for driving a car worth a couple...
www.technorati.com /tag/rapper   (379 words)

 PaRappa the Rapper for PlayStation Review - PlayStation PaRappa the Rapper Review
The rapping is surprisingly credible - there isn't a wack MC in the bunch.
But even with a monthly average of 30 games being released, it's a testament to unique design that PaRappa the Rapper, an underpromoted release by Sony of Japan, became a top seller in the Japanese market.
PaRappa the Rapper is an interactive cartoon about a shy puppy named (oddly enough) PaRappa, who has a crush on the beautiful Sunny but doesn't know if he has the courage or power to impress her.
www.gamespot.com /ps/puzzle/parappatherapper/review.html   (735 words)

 The NUT
The NUT on the Net aims to provide visitors with an insight into the rapper sword dance and rapper sword dancers, as well as to act as an information source for rapper sword dancers.
The NUT is the journal for rapper sword dancers, published three times a year on a non-profit basis, and it brings you the latest news of teams and events, complete with a whole host of other articles.
It is the only periodical dedicated to the rapper sword dance, and its ongoing existence depends on members of the rapper community supporting it by subscribing and submitting contributions.
www.the-nut.net   (307 words)

 PaRappa the Rapper 2 for PS2 on Games.net
Published by Sony and developed by Sony, PaRappa the Rapper 2 is a Family game for the PS2.
Gamepro.com - 4.0 out of 5The world's food is turning into noodles, and it?s up to the most unlikely of heroes to rise again to meet the challenge.
Unless you were living in a hole someplace, chances are you heard about, saw, or played this game.
www.games.net /ps2/105843   (174 words)

 Rapper Online - Characters
The rapper dance would not be complete without its two associated comic characters or fools, called Tommy and Betty (formerly often called The Captain and Bessy).
They are integral to the tradition, and are described in all the earliest published accounts of the dance – accounts which pre-date the introduction of the flexible rapper sword which today defines the tradition.
At the conclusion of the performance, one or both characters may join in the dance itself, allowing the dance to end with a star tied from six or seven rappers, rather than the usual five.
www.rapper.org.uk /intro/characters.php   (435 words)

 USATODAY.com - Rapper Busta Rhymes arrested, charged with assault   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Busta Rhymes was arraigned Sunday on an assault charge after he was reportedly accused of attacking a man for spitting on his car.
Police said the rapper didn't qualify for a desk appearance ticket because of the seriousness of the charge.
The performer and another bodyguard were sued the following month by a fan who says the two men beat him after he asked for the rapper's autograph.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2006-08-20-busta-arrest_x.htm?csp=34   (318 words)

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