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Rap songs not having featured artist in title

In most rap songs, if there is a featured artist on the track they will be listed in the title in brackets. For example: Earl Sweatshirt - Centurion (Feat. Vince Staples) Link to the song ...
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Portuguese rap song about the rapper refusing a groupie's proposition

I am searching for a Portuguese rap song, which was almost over 8 minutes long, and it's from a guy who says a story about himself, that he was approached by a fan to have sex, and he ended up not ...
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Source of dialogue from intro to Beastie Boys' “Professor Booty”

On the 3rd album of the Beastie Boys Check Your Head, to start the track Professor Booty, there is what sounds like dialogue to a movie: Yo I don't hang out with those guys. Man I ain't got nothin ...
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Beastie Boys' “An Open Letter to NYC”; reference to the “number ten bus”?

As someone fascinated with the City of New York and the Beastie Boys, I'm trying to figure out some context in their lyrics of the song An Open Letter to NYC. Here are the lines that make me curious: ...
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Lonny Bereal's “Don't Play with it”, on YouTube and nowhere else?

I have found Lonny Bereal's song Don't Play with It on YouTube at this link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7eOXEit4rEY I used to listen to it as a kid, but I can't seem to find an official version, ...
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Song about stars, long piano intro, rap

There was a song I was obsessed with in college (2009/2010) that I can’t remember for the life of me and it’s driving me insane! It may have come out around that year or a bit earlier. Definitely a ...
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Genre of Dutch hip-hop diss track

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHjecHv3xPM (Just listen to the melody, not to the song. It's in Dutch so I think a lot of you will not understand what they say.) A similar version is good ...
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Guitar sample in Andy Mineo's “Desparado”

I heard this song and the guitar rhythm sounds very familiar, but I can't put my finger (or ear) on where I heard it from originally. Was this sampled or even inspired by a popular song or chord, or ...
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Was Bruce Bruce in So Fresh, So Clean?

tl;dr: Was Bruce Bruce in So Fresh, So Clean? Having said that, I feel I have to put some backstory in this question. As a teenager I was a huge fan of Bruce Bruce from BET Comic View. I ended up ...
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What are the factors responsible for the rise of rap?

I have noted an increase in the production and distribution of songs in the genres of Rap, Trap and its derivatives. One possible explanation is the genre has been on the rise due to the quality and ...
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What is the origin of Biz Markie's stage name?

Did the rapper Biz Markie get his name from the Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck? According to the German Wikipedia, it is either this, or the baseballer Biz Mackey, but it gives no source. Does ...
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What's the name of this Song from Rihanna ft. some rapper?

Today while shopping there was this song from Rihanna playing. She and some rapper (I think he sounded like Sean Paul) were singing alternately. It sounded like a pop-rap mix. There was this line in ...
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What did Donald Glover mean by “Migos are the Beatles of this Generation”?

As a fan of hip-hop/rap music I was highly anticipating Migos new album 'Culture' which was released in the last couple of days. When reading some of the reviews, I noticed there was a reference to ...
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Black Beatles and the Mannequin Challenge

The "Mannequin Challenge" is a new viral video meme where people freeze in place like mannequins, without camera tricks. Most of the videos use the song "Black Beatles," by Rae Sremmurd. But how did ...
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Rap song about a veteran coming home from the war

Okay, first of all, I've been looking for this song for about 2-3 years now. It's a rap song about a veteran (from first person), talking about the war. One line is along the lines of "bombs under my ...
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Horse and Carriage Lyrics (by Ma$e and Cam'rom)

After offering to buy a lady diamonds why does Cam'rom then tell her to "shut the fuck up" after she seeks to confirm her interpretation of his metaphor? If you'll sex in the Lex and your head be ...
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Rap music video filmed from side of a car

I am looking for a music video that is filmed along the side of a car through the whole video. The video is about two men who rob different stores and in the end they are killed by men from another ...
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Is there really a rapper named Prix-Mo?

Supposedly, as Prog-Metal masters Dream Theater were recording their album Awake (1994), a rapper named Prix-Mo was laying down tracks in an adjacent studio. As the story goes, Dream Theater's ...
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Who are the dignitaries representing in the DJ Shadow / Run the Jewels 'Nobody Speak' video

The Music video for DJ Shadow Feat. Run the Jewels features two dignitaries at a political conference whose voices have been substituted for EL-P and Killer Mike. Both their placards have been ...
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'Woo' sound Pitbull makes in (almost) every song

Can I somewhere find the 'woo' sound Pitbull makes in every song? Does it have a name? Here are two examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-tJuHsCDzc&t=24s between 0:24 and 0:26 https://www....
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What song from Wu-Tang is this?

In a song from the Wu-Tang Clan near the beginning there is a line said by one of the rappers "da fuq" as though to imply that (possibly) the track had skipped. I have looked but have not found it. ...
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English language hip hop song used in Polish body-builder's posing video

I have been trying for months to find the soundtrack of this instagram video, no idea if it is too old, or new that it's not on the net for searching by lyrics to find out who sings it and what the ...
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How can the blues be linked to hip hop / rap music?

I've seen / read many things about black music, especially the Negro spiritual, blues, rhythm'n'blues, rock'n'roll, etc. And 99% of what I've heard or read says that the rap music descends from blues,...
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Rap Subgenre - “X Gon' Give it to Ya”

The DMX song "X Gon' Give it to Ya" has a very distinctive rhythm and beat. Is this an identifiable subgenre of rap? Are there other songs like this?
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Sample used at the start of “Lett Å Være Rebell I Kjellerleiligheten Din” by Karpe Diem

If you can identify any other samples too, that is interesting, but the one at 00:00 is the main point of the question. The song is Lett Å Være Rebell I Kjellerleiligheten Din by Karpe Diem.
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Arrested Development: Static on 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of

I have several copies of this album (CD, cassette, etc) and there is static on many of the tracks. Back in '94 I remember hearing the explanation was: (some guy left the master LP in the sun, or ...
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Is there any reason why Eminem laughed at the end of Mockingbird?

Enimen laughs at the end of his song Mockingbird. During this song, he explains his problems (and makes most people cry). Did he ever explain why he laughed? It's strange for someone to laugh at the ...
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Who performs the vocals in Jedi Mind Tricks' “Before The Great Collapse”?

In the track Before The Great Collapse by Jedi Mind Tricks, who is performing the vocals? I've spoken with lots of people about this and many claim that it's both Vinnie Paz and Jus Allah. That they ...
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Why does rap music belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

This morning N.W.A. was announced as a 2016 inductee (coverage by Rolling Stone) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In case you are not familiar, N.W.A. (the name stands for "Niggaz Wit Attitudes")...
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The King by MattyB

The King by MattyB is a rap song by 11 year old MattyB. When he first starts rapping he says: You're the new model I'm in my zone making foog gottle You wanna grow up and put up the ...
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Downtown by MackleMore and Ryan Lewis

Here is a LINK to the song. I was wondering what the phrase "listening to blackstreet" means. The whole sentence before it says ...I Like a Big Girl, I like 'Em Sassy Going down the ...
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What are some techniques to identify different rappers featured in a song?

I have always wondered who a rapper is that is featured in a song. For example, when the rap version of Bad Blood came out...I had no idea how to identify the rapper. I couldn't find anywhere that ...
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Who voiced the racist cop on NWA's 'F*ck tha Police'?

In the original song there is the mock trial of a racist cop "That's a lie. That's a Goddamn lie!" etc at about 4:53. I don't think that these lines are recorded by any of the NWA members (Ice ...
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Origin of the phrase “Mustard on the beat”?

I have realized that in many rap songs by many different artists use the phrase, "mustard on the beat" at the begging of their rap. Where did this originate? Why do many different DJs and rappers use ...
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Did Eminem actually compose the song “Stronger Than I was”?

About this song by Eminem, Stronger Than I Was, Wikipedia shows Luis Resto and Eminem both as producers. My concern is that since the song contains very less rap portion did Luis composed most of the ...
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What is the definition of Trunk Music?

I searched over internet but couldn't find nothing. Could someone tell me what is Trunk Music? I just listened to Yelawolf? Edit: Please note that I am not talking about the album. I'm talking about ...
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Dark slow hip-hop song (by the Game?)

I heard a song a long time ago and I think artist is the Game (Jayceon Terrell Taylor). I don't remember any lyrics but in song there was a part an old man mourning that keep repeating throughout the ...
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What is the controversy between Jay Z and Nas?

I first heard about this in Eminem’s Like Toy Soldiers in a line: … It was crazy, this shit went way beyond some Jay-z and Nas shit. Can anybody help me understanding what this feud was all about?
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Why do some black rappers use the N-word?

I’m listening to Ayo (Chris Brown & Tyga) right now, and I’m wondering why they use the N-word in their lyrics. I thought that the N-word is insulting (and you’re likely to get beaten up if you ...
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Does rock + rap/hip-hop genre have a name?

I've played a video game Need for Speed Most Wanted, and I came across a weird trend it's it's soundtrack: there were many songs that had hip-hop/rap style, but were backed up by heavy (distorted, ...
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Sampled Rap Songs [closed]

It's entirely standard for rap songs to use samples, but what about the other way around --rap music sampled for use in non-rap songs? I can think of two examples: Macy Gray's Do Something which ...
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What is the difference between hip hop and rap?

What is the difference between 'hip hop' and 'rap' genres?