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What is the difference between Rock and Rap?

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R. Barnes

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Answered Dec 02, 2020

Rock music is a genre made popular in the 1950s by Elvis Presley, and then in the 1960s, it went mainstream with The Beatles. Rock music predominantly focuses on instruments such as the guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums. Rock music originated as a combination of different genres of the 1940s, such as country, western, rhythm, and blues.

Rock music started to shine when The Rolling Stones came onto the scene. It was then that rock music became more colorful and vivid. Rock music has always spoken to the younger generation of people looking for something to inspire them. Generation after generation, rock has proven it is a mainstay with its audiences.

On the other hand, rap music is classified as a subgenre of a broader music genre called hip hop. Rap started in the 1970s, as it came from the popularity of block parties in the Bronx area of New York. It did not technically become mainstream until the 1990s.

However, what they now call “old school hip hop” came from the 1980s. Unlike rock, rap music focuses on the lyrics and freestyling to a rhythmic beat. Real hip hop is like poetry. Some of the legendary hip hop giants, such as Biggie, Tupac, Eminem, and Kanye West, are known for their socially relevant and culture-driven music. Rap or hip hop is an essential and credible genre in music.

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Answered Aug 06, 2020

The basis of good rock ‘n roll is the guitar, and this is the essential instrument in rock music. Nothing beats rock ‘n roll’s outstanding talent, which consists of acts such as The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, and Fleetwood Mac. Out of these three, however, The Rolling Stones have been the most influential. No one can think about rock ‘n roll without thinking about The Rolling Stones. The most distinctive sound in rock ‘n roll, besides the guitars, is the primal and powerful rock ‘n roll scream.

Rock ‘n roll music is an older form of musical expression, and it was the first generation of music to have such a colossal impact on culture and society. Pop music first entered the scene in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1950s.

Popular music encompasses rock music, and many familiar artists are on the pop list, including Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, and Madonna, to name just a few of the top artists. Pop music is so likable because it creates familiarity for the listener. The lyrics beat, and the music itself is catchy and encourages “going with the flow.”

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Answered Aug 04, 2020

There are different types of music that people would like to listen to, and two of these types are rock and rap. When you say rock music, this is the type of music that is normally focused on the different instruments that are being used. There are a lot of bands that would make use of guitar, bass, and drums.

When you say rap music, this is the type of music that is normally focused on the different lyrics of the song. The lyrics of the song are usually very strong because the words are supposed to speak about the things that people are going through. Some would prefer rock music, while others would prefer rap music.

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E.Evelyn

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Answered Jul 31, 2020

Music has a number of genres that listeners can choose from. Rock and Rap are two of those genres. These two are complete opposites from each other. When it comes to rock music, the musicians of this genre focus on the instrumentation that is being used to back the music. For example, there is an emphasis on guitars, drums, and bass in rock music. Rap music is focused on rhyme and lyrics. To be a good rapper, one must know how to effectively put words together to paint a picture and tell a store. Another difference is in regards to the listeners of the music. Rock music is mainly listened to by white people, while African-Americans listen to rap.
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