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Rapping or rhyming , spitting ,  emceeing ,  or MCing   is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular",  which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backing beat or musical accompaniment. The earliest precursor to modern rap is the West African griot tradition, in which "oral historians", or "praise-singers", would disseminate oral traditions and genealogies, or use their rhetorical techniques for gossip or to "praise or critique individuals. Rap is usually delivered over a beat , typically provided by a DJ , turntablist , beatboxer , or performed a cappella without accompaniment. Stylistically, rap occupies a gray area between speech, prose, poetry, and singing. The word, which predates the musical form, originally meant "to lightly strike",  and is now used to describe quick speech or repartee. It was part of the African American dialect of English in the s meaning "to converse", and very soon after that in its present usage as a term denoting the musical style.
The origin of the name is often disputed. It is also argued as to whether hip hop started in the South or West Bronx. The Bronx hip hop scene emerged in the mids from neighborhood block parties thrown by the Black Spades , an African-American group that has been described as being a gang , a club, and a music group. Brother-sister duo Clive Campbell, a. Even as the movement continues to expand globally and explore myriad styles and art forms, including hip hop theater and hip hop film, the four foundational elements provide coherence and a strong foundation for hip hop culture. Sampling older culture and reusing it in a new context or a new format is called "flipping" in hip hop culture. In the s, with the rise of new media platforms such as the Internet and music streaming services, fans discovered and downloaded or streamed hip hop music through social networking sites beginning with Myspace , as well as from websites like YouTube , Worldstarhiphop , SoundCloud , and Spotify. Cowboy later worked the "hip hop" cadence into his stage performance. The song " Rapper's Delight " by The Sugarhill Gang , released in , begins with the phrase "I said a hip, hop, the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop, and you don't stop". Bill Alder, an independent consultant, once said, "There was hardly ever a moment when rap music was underground, one of the very first so-called rap records, was a monster hit 'Rapper's Delight' by the Sugar Hill Gang on Sugarhill Records.