Rap Radio

Stations with Genre Rap

One Love Hip Hop Radio one love hip hop radio New York City, USA / Hip Hop, Rap, Music
Get the very best of underground Hip Hop like Pete Rock, 2 Pax, De La Soul, Gangstarr, Wu Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Nas, The Notorious BIG and many more!
Dirty South Radio Online dirty south radio online Dayton, USA / Hip Hop, Rap
Dirty south radio - the number one dirty south internet radio.
RADIO AMORE NAPOLI 90.8 FM radio amore napoli 90.8 fm Italy / Dance, Eurodance, Pop, Rap, Music
RADIO AMORE NAPOLI 90.8 FM has as main objective the opening to the territory of competence through continuous information.
Radio De Rap radio de rap Buenos Aires, Argentina / Hip Hop, Urban, Rap, Reggae, Music
The #RadioDeRap is an online broadcaster of Latin Hip Hop and Rap based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
radio-strahlemann radio-strahlemann Germany / Hip Hop, Rap, Music
Big variety of Urban Sound: German rap, aswell as american rap, Triphop or smooth movie soundtracks.
rapmuzik rapmuzik Berlin, Germany / Rap
The web radio for german rap fans!
RAPKINGS rapkings Hamburg, Germany / Rap
German/International rap and hip hop.
RadioGansta radiogansta Rosny-sous-Bois, France / Hip Hop, R'n'B, Rap, Reggae, Music
First 100% underground radio from Ile de France, broadcasting 24/7. Rap, R&B, reggae, ragga.
rap2soul rap2soul Berlin, Germany / Hip Hop, R'n'B, Soul, Rap
Urban Black Music: rap2soul-Radio at laut.fm. We play from the entire range Hip Hop, Rap & Soul to R&B have to offer.
Radio Hip Hop radio hip hop Bologna, Italy / Hip Hop, Urban, Rap, Music only
Radio Hip Hop celebrates the work of underground Italian rappers, hip hop hits, rap and more!
Powerjammerz powerjammerz Natchez MS, USA / Hip Hop, Urban, R'n'B, Rap, Music
Playing the hottest Hip-hop, R'n'B, Rap, Urban around. Power up with Powerjammerz.
RadioLONGIN radiolongin Daugavpils, Latvia / Deep House, Hip Hop, Dance, Rap, Music
Dance russian music, hip hop and rap from Russia! Start your workday with maximum power, by listening in to RADIO LONGIN!
101.ru NRJ R'n'B 101.ru nrj r'n'b Moscow, Russia / Hip Hop, R'n'B, Rap
R'n'B, Rap and Hip Hop online at 101.ru NRJ R'n'B. The best in R'n'B Hits from Russia at this online radio stream!
90s Hip-Hop & R&B - AddictedtoRadio.com 90s hip-hop & r&b - addictedtoradio.com Plainfield, USA / Hip Hop, 90s, Rap, Music
Rewind to the 90s and find a host of Hip Hop and R'n'B hits right here.
A2R - Rap US a2r - rap us Gelos, France / Hip Hop, Rap
A2R - Rap US - The Best Rap US Sound of Riders
AHAT Radio ahat radio Las Vegas, USA / Hip Hop, Rap
AHAT radio is a 24/7 Hip-Hop internet radio station dedicated to spinning the best music from the worlds top battle MC’s and independent/unsigned artists.
KDOR kdor France / Hip Hop, R'n'B, Rap
KDOR - rap and r'n'b online radio without moderation.
KISS FM-Raps kiss fm-raps Berlin, Germany / Hip Hop, R'n'B, Rap
The best fresh beats djs for Berlin and the rest of the world. KISS FM is young, edgy and funny, interactive and never predictable.
GD UP Radio gd up radio Houston, USA / Rap, Hip Hop, Music

The Rise of Rap

From the street corners’ of New York to being in the charts all around the World: hip hop is perhaps the largest youth culture of our time. Even though many people said at the start that this trend would quickly move on rap continues to reinvent itself and stay new and relevant.

What "Jive Talk" was for jazz musicians, similarly the spoken word albums of the Last Poets and Gil Scott-Heron were precursors of rap as we know it today. The first real rap disc was King Tim III by the Fatback Band, but not before the Sugarhill Gang made the music industry aware of this new musical style with their party single "Rapper's Delight", a hit in 1979. Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five also recorded early commercial success. Meanwhile many new bands and rappers such as Run DMC and LL Cool J made hip hop increasingly popular, and in addition, female rappers such as Salt-N-Pepa and white rappers like the Beastie Boys all chipped in. Rap had arrived outside of the ghetto.

In the 90s two rap directions were established: Concious rap, which unpacked the history of America and the civil rights movement also dealing with social injustices and gangsta rap by bands such as N.W.A (including Ice Cube, Eazy E, Dr Dre), who painted an unattractive picture by rapping about the reality of life in the ghettos, celebrating the lawless life of crime.

Today it is impossible to picture the charts without rap. Whether it is expressed through street rap or club music, hip hop, it has settled in all around the World. The spectrum of talent from the USA includes big names such as Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Lecrae, Eminem, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Future and Fetty Wap. Rap has also arrived in Europe. The most important ambassadors on the continent include Dizzee Rascal, Skepta, Cro, Example, and the rap style itself can also be found in the works of more mainstream artists such as Ed Sheeran.

As rap is played on FM radio far too infrequently, we offer a collection of web radio stations and streams that concentrate solely on those well loved rhymes and beats. Try out Classic Rap, Old School Rap - AddictedtoRadio.com and Real Rap ISH to get you started.