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An ’80s Canadian Kids Show Explains "What Is Rap?"

“There’s a story involved and something, and it’s a whole lot of fun.”

1. “Switchback,” a CBC children’s program that aired in 1981, answers the phenomenon and even tries their hand at it.


My name is Saph/
And I can really RAP/
So come on baby/
Don’t give me that *woosh*
You be down on one knee/
Before you can see/
We’re the baddest rap/
In all of history

4. Saph’s cypher > your cypher.

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