DAVEY D: THE HISTORY & DEFINITION OF THE WORD RAP pt 1 & 2

Always love to RAP but what does RAP actually mean? My definition is to Rhyme AND Perform! But the history to it is older than Hiphop itself!  just read this article last and thought it’d be interesting to post both parts. From playing the dozens to con artist slang, from revolutionary rhetoric to syncopated poetry, from street gangs to rap crews Hiphop historian DAVEY D breaks down the history and definitions of the term RAP
http://hiphopandpolitics.com/1984/01/01/what-is-hip-hop-a-historical-definition-of-the-term-rap-pt1/

http://hiphopandpolitics.com/2012/12/10/what-is-hip-hop-a-historical-definition-of-rap-pt2-street-hustlers-to-revolutionary-poets/

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