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rap

1. noun, informal The least amount; anything at all. Used in negative constructions. I don't give a rap about your personal problems. I want this project finished on schedule! When it comes to politics, though, I care not a rap.
2. noun, slang A response, reputation, or judgment. Used especially in the phrase "a bad rap." I feel like I got a bad rap after my last project failed to meet sales expectations. The country has finally been getting a good rap as a tourist destination in recent years.
3. noun, slang Blame or punishment. Tom took the rap for the stolen money, but I don't think he actually did it. Sarah was willing to take the rap for the product's failure since she was the creative lead on it.
4. noun, slang A criminal charge. Usually used in combination with a word or phrase specifying the kind of charge. The multi-billion-dollar company was ultimately shut down as a result of the insurance fraud rap. He managed to beat the murder rap due to a lack of hard evidence.
5. noun, slang A talk, chat, or conversation. The principal wants to schedule a rap with the student, his teacher, and his parents.
6. verb, slang To talk (about something), especially freely, intensely, or at length. Sit down, Charlie. I want to rap with you for a bit about what's been going on lately.
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rap

1. in. to talk or chat about something. Something wrong? Let’s rap about it.
2. n. a conversation; a chat. Let’s have a rap sometime.
3. n. sweet talk; seductive talk; line. Don’t lay that rap on me! You’re not my type.
4. n. a criminal charge; the blame for something. (Underworld.) The cops tried to make the rap stick, but they didn’t have enough evidence.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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For Justin Bieber, the hip-hop icon rapped, "Justin Bieber in a Catholic school / Selling dust and reefer when your back is to him."
TALENTED Mersey pupils have rapped their way into getting their hands on coveted Blue Peter badges.
"I'm a bald-eagle female rhymer--the rare species," she rapped. "You never knew it, but I'm aiming for your neck, still developing my angle while I'm gaining my respect." The audience, ranging from dreadlocked hip-hop heads to middle-aged couples, clapped along, bobbing their heads to her deliberate and spry tempo.
The first significant pop hit of 1980 (at least from the perspective of appropriation)--and the first cassette single ever--was Bow Wow Wow's festive "C30, C60, C90 Go!" In that song, Malcolm McLaren's anarchist urchins rapped out his agitprop appeal to copy music onto tape and give it away.
He also rapped for Madonna at this year's Grammy Awards.
(A situation that in recent years has ironically come full circle with sampling.) Some records, like the aforementioned "Rapper's Delight," were simply rapped lyrics over an instrumental version of a popular song of the time.
'The only category that they can manage to fit me in is in a rap category, maybe because I've rapped in the past or because I'm black.