to shout — кричать
inner-city — городские
the hardships — трудности
Rap is a modern musical style where the singer speaks or shouts the words in time to music with a steady beat. Rap music is a style of popular music.
Rap music beginnings in African-American inner-city street culture. This type of music often deals with the hardships of inner-city life.
Rap music is sounded in 1970. This music is popular among people of all ages and backgrounds.
Rap songs are often known for their focus on controversial themes, such as gang violence. Often, however, musicians sing about a wide range of events and themes. They often express their political and social views, and they may discuss their own lives or even write love songs. Performers have even been known to write rap songs about fictional events.
Such artist as Eminem or group «House of Pain» are leaders in this style.