Rap/Hip Hop and classical music are two very different types of music. The difference is very noticeable in sound, and the music’s characteristics. The listeners and audience of the two types of music are very different as well. Classical music and rap music are also both viewed very differently in society. Producers and composers of these two styles of music present themselves differently also.
Practically all Rap/Hip-Hop artists write their own lyrics. Because of this most rap songs are unapologetic, direct, and often very personal. Most rap music’s instruments are electronic, and computer generated. It is also composed of programmed rhythm and syncopated chant; such as beats and rhymes—drum and voice. Rap/ Hip-Hop is known to be a form of expression that is found deep within ancient African culture and oral tradition. Harmony and melody are often excluded from Rap/Hip Hop songs. This type of music is also often misunderstood because of the difficult-to-decipher phrases, and the slang used. Listening to rap songs, you may find lots of sensory. Most people find rap music to be annoying, violent, vulgar, and inappropriate. This style of music is produced mostly by the African American race. Some popular rap artists are: Lil’ Wayne, Lil’ Kim, Master P, Nelly, Chingy, Snoop Dogg,
Both classical and rap have history. Many might say that classical music has a more sophisticated sound. Classical music also has a less complicated texture and is more homophonic. This style of music also has a strong emphasis on beauty, elegance, and balance. Classical music is most often played before bed, or anytime during the day for relaxation purposes. The audience may use classical music as a prop to relaxation. When classical is mostly just instrument playing, the very talented composers, like rap artists, write their own music, and lyrics. Some famous composers of classical music are Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart.