Rap (eng. Rap, rapping) - rhythmic recitative, usually read to music with a heavy beat. A rap artist is called a rapper, or the more general term MC.
Rap is one of the main elements of hip-hop music style; often used as a synonym for hip hop. However, rap is used not only in hip-hop music, but also in other genres. Many drum and bass artists use rap. In rock music, he is found in such genres as rapcore, nu metal, alternative rock, alternative rap and some others, for example, new areas of hardcore music. Pop musicians and performers of modern R'n'B also often use rap in their compositions.