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12:47:10 AM Feb 16th 2016
Do groups that have a rapper of their own count?
09:52:28 AM Aug 4th 2014
Does this Youtube video count? The man in the vest was just walking by and was invited to join in.
09:55:49 AM Aug 4th 2014
10:39:54 PM Jul 28th 2013
Such songs are often bowdlerized on the radio, when the entire rap verse is deleted even if it contains nothing questionable, as if the musical concept itself is offensive.

Well, not offensive, but...some people find this trope annoying and unnecessary. I giggled at that part, admittedly.
06:18:31 AM Jul 29th 2013
Simplest explanation is that when radio versions get edited down for time, the easiest thing to do is edit out the Big-Lipped Alligator Moment that is A Wild Rapper Appears!.
03:26:46 AM Mar 9th 2013
I have removed the entire eurodance section. As explained in the edit, in the 90's it was the established most standard for the female artist to sing the chorus and for the male to rap. Therefore it's hardly any more "wild" than a rapper rapping in a rap song.

If this removed section needs to be restored in some form, here it is:

  • Very common in eurodance music, e.g.:
    • Snap! Rhythm is a Dancer.
    • La Bouche Be My Lover.
    • Basic Element Love 4 Real.
    • Playahitty The Summer Is Magic. Also done by the vocalist herself, not by a guest rapper.
    • And many more, listing them all would be pointless.
01:04:07 PM Feb 11th 2013
"A similar practice existed in the early 1940s (which could be called A Wild Texan Appears), where a guy with a southern accent suddenly started talking over the music without warning."

I would like to see an example of this.
06:02:30 AM Jun 19th 2012
Would Gorillaz' "Dirty Harry" be an example? They're sort of hip-hop, so it isn't quite an example, but the rap in "Dirty Harry" does come out of nowhere after a couple of choruses of children's choir and synth melody.
12:58:37 PM Jan 17th 2012
edited by Plumbum
Possibly changing the page quote to one that I think explains the trope AND it's reasoning in one, feedback?

And now the token rap verse that doesn't make any sense
But helps to get a small percentage of the urban music market
Pop Song
- Jon Lajoie
01:18:02 AM Mar 14th 2012
Do it! It's a perfect quote from a hilarious song.
05:36:44 PM Nov 11th 2011
Would Ol' Dirty Bastard's appearance on Mariah Carey's "Fantasy" count, even though it's a different version than the "radio edit" song?
02:00:54 AM Jul 9th 2011
edited by Sen
What game's the Trope Namer? Pokemon?
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