What does a “16” or “16 bars” mean in Rap?

What does a "16" or "16 bars" mean in Rap?

What is “a 16” in rap? What does a “16” or “16 bars” mean?

The slang term “16” (also spelled sixteen) is a noun which is used by a lot of musicians, writers, and rappers to represent a 16 bars in a verse. When rappers talk about spitting a “hot 16” or “16 bars” they are referring to a verse, which sometimes is also over and under 16 bars.

A 16 means a verse. 16 bars is a verse.

The term “16″, “16 bars” or “sixteen” has been used by Eminem, Lupe Fiasco, Logic, Kanye West, Stormzy, Skepta, Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane, Nas, Mobb Deep, Pete Rock, Twista, and many more rappers.

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