Found a beautiful young parakeet in our yard last week. We are hoping to reunite him with his owner. Super healthy and happy bird. He sings beautifully and has a great personality. Please email me if you are missing this budgie!
Well, OK, you are so much older than me and you probably don't know this but, Remember "new metal" from the late 90s and early 2000s? Those band's combined rap with metal and usually had one singer and one rapper that would alternate. Because singing is singing and rapping is talking. Very seldom there was a band with a frontman that could sing and rap, but there was. Have you ever heard the rapper Eminem trying to sing? He can't! It's hilarious.
The premises of this debate are all wrong. Rap isn't singing, but it isn't talking, either. It shares elements of both but it's also distinct from both. It could be described as a form of ultra-rhythmic spoken poetry that works against (or with) a musical score; but depending on the artist, it can either be closer to music or closer to poetry (while, again, being neither, or being something more than either). For example, when you listen to DJ Hollywood--who is often credited as introducing flow into rap--you can clearly hear that his glides and intonations are more musical than spoken, and his words interact integrally with the music, at times merging with it, other times pulling out of it. Jazz has a lot to do with it: instrumental jazz often works against "music" the way rap does, playing with "sounds" instead of just "notes." But again, the form that rap takes all depends on the artist.