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.
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.
ende ende Konstanz, Germany / Hip Hop, Rap
The web radio with a mix of rap, hiphop and oldies.
Classic Rap classic rap Montrouge, France / Rap, French Music, Hip Hop, Music
Classic Rap from France has beats, boom und jams, combining old school rap, with newer underground rap and hip hop from France and around the world.
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!
deutschrap deutschrap Germany / Hip Hop, Rap
Dive into the world of German rap. The good one.
Classic RapMix 88.1 classic rapmix 88.1 Houston, USA / Oldies, Hits, Dance, Rap, Music
A collection of hard to find rap music from the early and late 80s. Smooth pop and dance from the 70s & 80s. All the classics in one place.
dead_or_allive dead_or_allive Germany / Hip Hop, R'n'B, Rap
HipHop, Rap, RnB & Black Music streaming from the Saxony-Anhalt region in Germany!
1.FM - Jamz 1.fm - jamz Zug, Switzerland / Hip Hop, R'n'B, Rap
1.FM Jamz is Urban Internet Radio’s most interactive and diverse network, blazing non-stop Hip-Hop and R&B 24/7/365.
BigR - 108.1 JAMZ bigr - 108.1 jamz Bothell, USA / Hip Hop, R'n'B, Rap, Music
Presenting the 108.1 JAMZ channel from Big R Radio.
N-JOY Soundfiles Hip-Hop n-joy soundfiles hip-hop Hamburg, Germany / Hip Hop, Rap
N-JOY web radio moderator Nils Kinkel and DJ Mad (beginner) serve you the finest hip hop with important music news on the side.
N-JOY Flavor Mix n-joy flavor mix Hamburg, Germany / Hip Hop, Rap
Grandmaster Ben & Fab 5 Finger make sure to compile a rnb soundtrack for the perfect start of the weekend. Great mood brough to you by NJOY web radio.
bigFM HIP-HOP bigfm hip-hop Stuttgart, Germany / Urban, Hip Hop, Rap, R'n'B, Music
BigMUSIC is the first interactive community and voting platform for discovering and rating new, unknown music. A database of 50,000 music titles awaits!
GoodButta Radio goodbutta radio Kansas City, USA / Hip Hop, Podcast, Rap, Urban, Music
GoodButta online radio from Kansas City takes care of regular updates on hiphop events and mainstream music news.
HIP-HOP-FM hip-hop-fm Germany / Hip Hop, Rap
Here you will find only Hip-Hop, Rap & Black Music. Nothing else matters...
92.5 Houston Live 92.5 houston live USA / Hip Hop, Urban, R'n'B, Rap, Music
Playing a variety of music by today and yesterday's top hip hop, rap, r'n'b, urban and pop artists and home to some of the best indie artists around!
Akademickie Radio Luz akademickie radio luz Breskens, Poland / Minimal, Bossa Nova, Hardcore Punk, Rap, Business, Après-ski, Media
The campus radio station from Warsaw gives you all the info and news from the Polish capital, not forgetting some awesome alternative music.
Culture.FM TrueHipHop International culture.fm truehiphop international Gengenbach, Germany / Hip Hop, R'n'B, Rap, Music
Fresh music for sophisticated underground tracks. Quality instead of quantity, thats what this webradio takes care of!
PDJ.FM Yo pdj.fm yo Russia / Hip Hop, R'n'B, Rap, DJ, Music
A great variety of hip-hop styles is collected here, from almost forgotten genres such as Freestyle or G-Funk to actual Crunk or Live Looping.
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.
Left Side Radio left side radio Cholet, France / Hip Hop, Rap
Left Side Radio - Only HipHop guaranteed!
dead-radio dead-radio Gießen, Germany / Electronica, Experimental, Hip Hop, Rap
Dead Radio is a Webradio presented by Dead Magazine and plays progressive Hip-Hop, Rap and some kind of electronic 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.