Rap is mainly lyrics, but for those who do not appreciate its musical value it may seem as a lot of words spoken at specific rhythm, between other instruments being played and providing it the music format. It can have a chorus too and at times it can be inserted within another song. Rap has less to do with notes and more to do with speaking something at a certain beat and rhythm.
The rap singer is also able to utter a whole lot of sentences without fumbling and in fact speed is one of the most intriguing factors about rapping. Obviously, this type of music does not often delve into personal emotions, such as love, and sadness, though some of the rap songs do have such lyrics. The format has evolved among African Americans in the US cities. It is recent in origin, i.e., it evolved somewhere in the 1970’s.

  1. It is an unusual way of expressing some emotions, which are not essentially personal emotions though they might be;
  2. Not much music training is needed to be a rap singer. As long as the person understands rhythm and beat, and is able to handle a mouthful of words, without changing the meaning of the lyrics, it often works.

  1. Rap music is actually considered a degradation of music by some, because there is very little to call it melodious.




If I had to choose from either then it would have to be rap because it is the music genre that I love the most. But I do listen to quite a lot of different genres from time to time. Rap is my number one choice but I quite like dance, grime and pop music as well
Posted by kingcool52 on 11-06-2017


I don't mind either one because both music genres have very talented artists and some amazing, legendary songs but if I really had to pick my favorite, it would be rap.

I don't listen to the very "gangster" type rape but I love those really chilled raps where the lyrics are so powerful that they truly touch you.

Rap is extremely hard to perform and not for everybody.

Posted by Mehano on 11-06-2017


I like and listen to both options (pros and cons in the two choices), but I think Rap can be more relevant and more useful to our society (especially the society that we currently live).

Rap is a type of voice that the people will always need.

Posted by wiseagent on 11-05-2017

Break it down!

I choose rap than hip hop. Since I hear the songs with rap, I find it awesome and amazing everytime I listen to a song. And then I started searching for songs with rap and I want to learn how to rap. It is hard from the start but when you practice well, you can catch up to anyone who use to rap before. I can't make my own rap so maybe I stay as a fan of legend rappers of the world.
Posted by blank629 on 12-10-2017


Rap song versus hip-hop song. Both are great in their own right and I can say they have their similarities

If I would only choose one my vote will go with Rap because it has more emotions than hip hop.

Posted by antonToledo on 12-14-2018


Hip Hop

Hip Hop
Hip Hop includes rap poetry, break dance, DJs, and Beat boxers. Like Rap music, hip hop is also African American in origin, and began around the 1970s. Conventional musical notes are less in focus in this type of music. The culture also has people dressing and wearing their styles of clothes and hairstyles. The instruments that are used for the music of this culture are often rudimentary. Much of the lyrics and music is rhythmic and with a specific beat. The songs may not mean much and can almost pass off as juveniles trying to express their defiance or emotions. This type of music and culture does not really find takers across the world, though there are singers who have tried to introduce the music and culture regionally.

  1. It is a youthful expression and often a whole lot of things that can be amusing;
  2. It does not require a lot of musical perfection or expensive musical instruments;
  3. Not much talent is needed to come up with writing lyrics, which does not conform to any rules either.

  1. The culture related to this music is met with a frown because many people who are idle, or into petty crimes are often followers of this culture.


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Though I'm not a fan of the two because I prefer R/B more but I will go Hip Hop because I don't subscribe to rap at all,I don't just get that genre of music. There's no melody accompanying it,just some sound that we might not get to even hear the lyrics. Hip Hop is a lot better at least is danceable and melodious though in a loud way but I prefer it than rap
Posted by lovely on 11-05-2017
I don't like rap or hiphop. In fact, the music genre that I hate most is rap and hiphop. I believe both of these genres are actually the degradation of music. I can sometimes tolerate rap, but not hiphop. The lyrics of rap and hiphop music in most cases contain sexually explicit words.
Posted by vinaya on 11-05-2017
gata montes
Having never been a fan of either of these genres - I have to be honest and say that neither of these options appeal to me at all and particularly not rap - which I really can’t stand - as to put it bluntly - it comes pretty close to being tortured - in fact so much so - that I'd rather have a hot headed screw-driver rammed into my ear than have to sustain more than a second of listening to the excruciatingly painful aural abuse of a rap track - especially as - they're generally nothing more than someone abrasively chanting mind-numbing monotonously inane lyrics.
Posted by gata montes on 11-06-2017
I think both are equally my favorites. Can't choose one or the other. Sometimes I'm in the mood for one, sometimes the other. I wouldn't say either is superior because both genres have their hits and misses.
Posted by NickJ on 11-06-2017
I like hip hop more and maybe it is because of the break dance. I am not interested in the lyrics or beats but it is the dance that will make me listen to a hip hop song. I like how they do their break dance.

When it comes to rap, I like how the sing it. The rhyming of words and beats is what makes me like it. Although I cannot hear the words clearly because some rap music are very fast.
Posted by mildredtabitha on 11-07-2017
Pardon me for this comment because I don't like either of the 2. But if forced to choose maybe I would prefer rap but it should be the slow rap. I can't understand the lyrics of the rapid rap. With hiphop, I abhor the attire and it doesn't appear artistic to me.
Posted by Corzhens on 11-07-2017
I love both musical art forms but I would prefer hip hop because it has a variety of sounds and style. Its also very expressive you don't have to be a lyricist to enjoy hip hop or rap music.
Posted by Anonymous on 11-08-2017
Hip Hop isn't my kind of thing, and neither is rap really, although I do like some rap and find it poetical. I especially like rap when it is mixed with other forms of music so that it stands out. I think that is the best form of rap is you ask me. I like white rappers and find them especially intriguing. I think rap is something that takes a talent to perform.
Posted by kgord on 11-08-2017
For me, they're both the same. There are some Rap or Hip Hop music that I like but barely because my genre really is R&B and Slow Rock. There are some Rap or Hip Hop music on my playlist but I'll make sure that it's good to my ears. I'm hard to please when it comes to music that's why I rarely have Rap or Hip Hop on my playlist.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 01-16-2018