How Well Do You Know About Rap Music? Quiz

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How Well Do You Know About Rap Music? Quiz - Quiz

What is your favorite music genre? Do you love to hear popular rap music? How well do you know about rap? Take up this rap-themes quiz and check your understanding regarding the same. We have questions from Kurupt, Biggie to Jay-Z. Rap is a musical genre in which rhythmic and/or rhyming speech is vocalized (popularly called rapping) to musical accompaniment that originated in the 1970s. Give this quiz a try and evaluate yourself. All the very best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Check off the rappers.

    • A.

      Ice-T

    • B.

      Eminem

    • C.

      Eazy-E

    • D.

      Nas

    • E.

      The Lonley Island

    • F.

      Tupac

    • G.

      Kanye West

    • H.

      Jay-Z

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Ice-T
    B. Eminem
    C. Eazy-E
    D. Nas
    F. Tupac
    G. Kanye West
    H. Jay-Z
    Explanation
    Lonley Island is a Hip Hop Icon plus the loney Island is a band not a rapper.

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  • 2. 

    Check off rap feuds.

    • A.

      Biggie and Tupac

    • B.

      Eminem and 50 cent

    • C.

      Jigga and Nas

    • D.

      Kurupt and N.W.A.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Biggie and Tupac
    C. Jigga and Nas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Biggie and Tupac, Jigga and Nas. These are examples of famous rap feuds. Biggie and Tupac had a well-known rivalry in the 1990s, which eventually led to their tragic deaths. Jigga (Jay-Z) and Nas also had a highly publicized feud in the early 2000s, with both artists releasing diss tracks aimed at each other. These feuds are significant in hip-hop history and have had a lasting impact on the genre.

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  • 3. 

    In which city did rap music originate?

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Boston

    • C.

      Chicago

    • D.

      London

    Correct Answer
    A. New York
    Explanation
    Rap music originated in New York. The city's vibrant music scene, particularly in the Bronx, during the 1970s played a crucial role in the development of rap. African-American and Latino communities in New York embraced this new form of music, which combined rhythmic spoken word with beats and rhymes. The Bronx, in particular, saw the rise of influential artists like DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, who pioneered the use of turntables and mixing techniques that became foundational to rap music. Over time, rap spread from New York to other cities and became a global phenomenon.

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  • 4. 

    Rap music was formerly known as disco rap.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Rap music was indeed formerly known as disco rap. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, rap music emerged as a genre and was heavily influenced by disco music. During this time, rap songs often incorporated disco beats and elements, leading to the term "disco rap" being used to describe the early rap music. However, as rap music evolved and developed its own distinct style, it eventually became known simply as rap.

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  • 5. 

    What are the key stylistic elements of rapping?

    • A.

      MCing

    • B.

      DJing

    • C.

      Immortal Technique

    • D.

      Speaking

    • E.

      Break dancing

    • F.

      Graffiti writing

    • G.

      Singing

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. MCing
    B. DJing
    E. Break dancing
    F. Graffiti writing
    Explanation
    MCing, DJing, break dancing, and Graffiti writing are all key stylistic elements of rapping. MCing refers to the act of rapping or delivering lyrics over a beat. DJing involves the use of turntables and mixing to create the instrumental tracks for rappers. Break dancing, also known as b-boying or b-girling, is a form of dance that originated in the hip-hop culture and is often performed alongside rap music. Graffiti writing is a visual art form that is closely associated with hip-hop and rap culture, often used to express messages and creativity. These elements together contribute to the overall style and culture of rapping.

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  • 6. 

    In rap, "She's a 'dime'" means:

    • A.

      She is an attractive woman.

    • B.

      She is a wicked woman.

    • C.

      She is mean.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. She is an attractive woman.
    Explanation
    The phrase "She's a dime" is a slang term commonly used in rap to describe an attractive woman. The word "dime" is a reference to the rating system of attractiveness, where a "dime" is considered the highest rating. Therefore, the correct answer is "she is an attractive woman."

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is Kendrick Lamar's album?

    • A.

      Recovery

    • B.

      Damn

    • C.

      Infinite

    • D.

      Kamikaze

    Correct Answer
    B. Damn
    Explanation
    Kendrick Lamar's album is "Damn".

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  • 8. 

    Who is considered the father of rapping?

    • A.

      Jay-Z

    • B.

      Eminem

    • C.

      DJ Kool Herc

    • D.

      Nas

    Correct Answer
    C. DJ Kool Herc
    Explanation
    DJ Kool Herc is considered the father of rapping because he is credited with creating the foundational elements of hip hop music and culture. In the 1970s, Herc pioneered the technique of using two turntables to extend instrumental breaks, which became known as "breakbeats." He also developed the practice of speaking rhythmically over these breaks, which laid the groundwork for modern-day rap. Herc's innovative DJing and MCing techniques were influential in shaping the genre and establishing the role of the rapper as a central figure in hip hop music.

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  • 9. 

    Who sang the song BLACK SPIDERMAN?

    • A.

      Nas

    • B.

      Logic 

    • C.

      Eminem

    • D.

      50 Cent

    Correct Answer
    B. Logic 
    Explanation
    Logic is the correct answer because he is the artist who sang the song "BLACK SPIDERMAN". Nas, Eminem, and 50 Cent are not associated with this particular song.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these rappers used to date Kylie Jenner?

    • A.

      Nas

    • B.

      50 Cent

    • C.

      Jay-Z

    • D.

      A$AP Rocky

    Correct Answer
    D. A$AP Rocky
    Explanation
    A$AP Rocky used to date Kylie Jenner.

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