What does bars mean?

Lyrical hip hop sentences

Bars are rhyming lyrical sentences in hip hop and rap songs. The term comes from music theory and is also known as a measure, which consists of 4 beats.

Rappers commonly exclaim "bars!" before they drop a sick rhyme. The term is often seen as "spitting bars" which is when a person is freestyle rapping. It is also seen as "hot bars", which refers to witty rhymes.


Check this, Imma bout to spit some hot bars

Lil Wayne spittin some bars

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Updated April 26, 2017

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