But you can't let go of the thing because rap is literally spoken word rap has always been there whether it's skits Some scats from Ella Fitzgerald or a poet like Eckhart Arapos saying something to an eerie beat It's always been there in some form or fashion
You can make a spoken word album but the difference of spoken word versus a rap is more so the intention of following the beat versus being the beat. It's so different but some rappers are so good like Kendrick Lamar.
To the point where they become an instrument, a tool, like a drum, like a guitar. So, never get rid of hip-hop, never get rid of poetry, because sometimes you don't have to speak poetry, but you have to rap a rap.