Difference Between Rap and Hip Hop

Nowadays, everyone claims to be a rapper artist as it is easy to form poetry with the music but that doesn’t always give them the fame of being the same.

Hip Hop is particularly known as the form of music genre. The popularity of Hip Hop music is widely known. Many people around describe music as a subculture and way of living.

Comparison Table Between Rap and Hip Hop

Parameters of ComparisonRapHip Hop
OriginIn the 1980s by Bronx Projects by NYIn the late 80s and 90s in the Midwest and Southern USA
ElementsThe mixture of rhythm and poetryMCing, DJing, Graffiti, and Dance
Instruments UsedBass, Drums, Turntable, Mic, FL StudioSynthesizer, Drums, Bass, Mic, Turntable
DanceTwerking, Yeet, Crunk, Nae NaeBreakdancing (that is been used as the background dance performance)
Popular ArtistEminem, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, 50 Cent, Brother AliKanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Notorious B.I.G.
The tone of the MusicSort of seriousFast pace or slow

What is Rap?

Rap is a music form that gains popularity in the last two decades majorly. Rap music is one of the elements or part of a Hip Hop music composition.

The musical instruments that are been used in rap music creation are – Bass, Drums, Turntable, Mic, FL Studio, and many more others.

What is Hip Hop?

Hip Hop music is also a form of music. This type of music form is also considered as the subculture and the way of life.

The different musical instruments that are used in composing hip hop music are – Synthesizer, Bass, Drum, Mic, and many more others.

Main Differences Between Rap and Hip Hop

  1. The popular artist associated with the Rap music industry is – Eminem, Lil Wayne, 50 Cents, Brother Ali, Meek Mill, and much more other whereas comparatively, on the other hand, the popular artist that is associated with the Hip Hop music industry is – Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, and many more others are there.
  2. The tone of Rap music is generally serious while comparatively, on the other hand, the tone of the Hip Hop music is quite fast-paced and sometimes can be slow too. 
Difference Between Rap and Hip Hop


Music is popular since ancient times there have been many popular artists who lived in ancient times that are been remembered till now. Music is a connection to the soul, prayer for many artists.

Music is harmony and is a scientifically proven method of healing of mind, body, and soul. It relieves stress in many ways.


  1. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.2307/3587669
  2. http://www.inquiriesjournal.com/articles/792/3/the-influence-of-rap-and-hip-hop-music-an-analysis-on-audience-perceptions-of-misogynistic-lyrics
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