Pop rap, also called pop hip hop , melodic hip hop , or melodic rap, is a genre of music fusing the rhythm-based lyricism of hip hop music with pop music 's preference for melodious vocals and catchy tunes. This genre gained mainstream popularity during the s , though the influences and roots of pop rap can trace back to late s hip-hop artists such as Run DMC , LL Cool J , and Beastie Boys. The lyrics are often lighthearted, with choruses similar to those heard in pop music. Allmusic describes pop-rap as "a marriage of hip-hop beats and raps with strong melodic hooks, which are usually featured as part of the chorus section in a standard pop-song structure". Not every rapper who has a hit is automatically a sellout or deserving of the pop rap tag. Both featured plush, synthesizer-heavy production, catchy hooks and lyrics about partying.
The program created by Ted Demme and Peter Dougherty was the first hip hop music show on the network, based on the original MTV Europe show, aired one year earlier. MTV Raps produced a mix of rap videos, interviews with rap stars, live in studio performances on Fridays and comedy. The show also yielded a Brazilian version called Yo! The U. On the weekday version dubbed, Yo! Eric B. MTV Raps. The pilot was one of the highest rated programs to ever air on MTV at that point. Shinehead 's "Chain Gang" was the first video to be shown during a regular season episode. Meanwhile, Ice-T 's " High Rollers " was the first video to be played during the weekday show.
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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.