The most versatile, most catchy, most ubermensch, most skilled, it's the best. Rap has its roots in black culture, and it's considered music of the poor, because it doesn't take much to do. Its why most early rap music was mostly hood-centric and usually involved struggles of poor african-american males, females, and that one white guy from Detroit. However, it evolved thanks to the return of the Messiah Biggie Smalls through the body of Kanye West, who opened up new doors for hip-hop to reflect the diversity of ideas and beliefs seen in college, and not in strip clubs.
Now, rap continues to evolve especially in the international scene, in other developed countries like the melodic and peaceful tunes of the Japanese rapper Nujabes or in foreign conflict zones, like the harsh and motivational songs of the Libyan rapper Volcano. Rap continues to grow as a genre, and it continues to develop thanks to its very flexible style which I find to be the greatest thing about it. You don't need drums, or a guitar, or 5 other guys supporting you, or a all you need is passion, and a notebook. Look at Meek Mill, this guy is a multi-millionaire rapper with a girl that brings the thirst, but this is where he started.
Anyways, that's my little intro to rap. Now this thread is to discuss rap, or post rap videos. Don't post shit though, like no Drake unless he's rapping. You can post 0 to 100, but Hotline Bling ain't rap. And don't post trap music. Trap music isn't rap, it's a genre of its own. If you post anything related to slammin' Lil Wayne or Macklemore, or some other rapper without any good and thought-provoking insight on why, then you will be labeled a shitposter.
Aside from that, thats it. Welcome to the official futuretimeline rap thread!