A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 15, 2016
“Rap is 75% crap”

"Rap” is a three-letter word and is 75% of the four-letter word “crap.” “Rap is 75% (of) crap” is said by some rap detractors.

“Also thinks rap is 75% crap” was cited in 2000. An Urban Dictionary “rap” entry in 2005 defined it as “75% of the word ‘crap.’”


Wikipedia: Rapping
Rapping (or emceeing, MCing, spitting bars, or rhyming) is “spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics”. The components of rapping include “content”, “flow” (rhythm and rhyme), and “delivery”. Rapping is distinct from spoken-word poetry in that it is performed in time to a beat. Rapping is often associated with and a primary ingredient of hip-hop music, but the origins of the phenomenon can be said to predate hip-hop culture by centuries. It can also be found in alternative rock such as that of Cake and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Rapping is also used in Kwaito music, a genre that originated in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is composed of hip-hop elements.

Google Groups: alt.sport.pool
Pure Country.
MarkO
12/17/00
(...)
Mark0 <--thinks any music that displays the artistry of the musicians/writers is *real* music.  Also thinks rap is 75% crap

Urban Dictionary
rap
75% of the word “crap”
Retarded people listen to rap cause they stupid.
by JM February 25, 2005

Twitter
aflow
‏@aflow
@ggw_bach -looked up rap in urban dictionary - it says genre of music, & also 75% of the word crap - but seems like good thing in this case?
12:39 AM - 4 Apr 2009

Twitter
Peet
‏@peetm
“rap” 75% of the word “crap”.
12:54 AM - 29 Apr 2009

Twitter
Leonard Meagher
‏@LeonardMeagher
“what is rap? 75% of the word crap”
9:23 PM - 11 Oct 2009

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Mike Dean
‏@whomikedean
Rap is 75% of crap.
3:44 PM - 6 Oct 2010

Twitter
Hussein
‏@HMMAlTamimi
RAP is 75% CRAP. #GetIt?
9:46 AM - 30 Dec 2011

reddit
Rap is 75% crap (self.Jokes)
submitted January 26, 2015 by Somethingwrong22

reddit
Rap is 75% Crap… (self.Jokes)
submitted February 24, 2015 by BookerGinger

reddit
Rap is 75% Crap. (self.Jokes)
submitted July 8, 2015 by HJW1999

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