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160 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by emitchell

Do you know the difference between rap and hip-hop?


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17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 7/20/02 - 11:21:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
When I hear hip hop I think of 80's rap.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 7/20/02 - 11:22:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
rap is more violent and abrasive.,hip hop is pretty tame
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 7/20/02 - 11:29:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes one is c-r@p and the other just suck$
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 8/7/02 - 8:13:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
When I think of rap I think of everything pre-1996. When I think of hip hop I think of everything post-1996. Not to say that I like either.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 8/20/02 - 7:09:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope... dont care either...
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 12/2/02 - 1:11:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
A couple of these posts are close, but none are right- Hip-hop is the entire cultural movement: not just the music (breakbeats) and emceeing, but graffiti, breakdancing, deejaying, clothing style & way of speaking. It tends to be politicized, critical of society and philosophical. Hip-hop used to be mainstream, back in the 1980's, and is on the rise again now. Rapping, on other hand, is what Nelly, Fabolous and all those radio/MTV morons do. They have no concept of the roots of their careers & they stick to materialism and shameless (and unfounded) self-promotion because that's what sells these days. The reason why most radio "rap" is so bad is because it's not "real" hip-hop. If you want to really understand the distinction, you can turn off the radio and the tv and buy some krs-one cds.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 12/2/02 - 1:13:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
ohlefty got it.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 12/2/02 - 1:35:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
no and i truthfully don't care because I hate both
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 12/2/02 - 1:47:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Typically, rap has a lot more "Yeah, boy"s in it.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 12/2/02 - 11:10:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ohlefty has it down - rap is just one of the 4 main elements of hip hop. Not only that, but "hip hop music" is not just rap - there is a lot of funk/soul/jazz mixed in there as well.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 12/2/02 - 11:20:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
yep one is crap and the other sucks!
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 12/2/02 - 11:23:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
i wouldn't have a clue, but I'm not partial to either.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 1/27/05 - 10:15:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
yea...even though hip hop is nice...rap is real..hip hop is alot mroe commercialistic
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 7/18/05 - 2:13:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
hip hop is a culture rap is a type of music. and no ohlefty rap isnt commercial radio and mtv stuff. rap is awesome too and although you are right in saying not all of them are down with there roots alot more of them are then you think
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 7/18/05 - 2:13:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
Didn't know there was one.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 7/18/05 - 2:14:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with ohlefty.

I actually didn't read all of it cause it was too long.




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