This very simple text supported by full color illustrations explains a little about the origins of rap, which has its roots in the African American music world. Words that may be unfamiliar are written in bold with pronunciation help in parenthesis. These words are repeated in a mini glossary at the end of the book. Rap is a form of expression, a way of telling a story--rhyming words spoken over music. A table of contents, index and further reading list are also part of this twenty-four page book. Part of the "Sounds of Music" series.