Controversy? The world of rap has plenty, but there is humour as well as hubris and comment may counterbalance conceit. Beginning as an urban American expression centred in New York, Hip Hop & Rap have spread across the US and beyond. Its’ layers of rhyming, often street-themed lyrics chanted over simple instrumental beats makes it easily adaptable to different settings and messages. At some points and in varied settings, the music has gone hand-in-hand with break dancing, graffiti art and even fashion. The musical component of rap is often appropriated by DJs sampling existing discs ...