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Rap vs Rock

Updated on October 1, 2014

Two of the Most Popular Music Genres

Rock and rap are two of the most popular music styles worldwide. They both have huge followings and countless talented artists. But which genre do you think is better: rap or rock, and why? You tell us!

Join the ongoing rap vs rock discussion below right away, or scroll down for more information and a short history of both music genres. Don't forget to vote in the poll towards the bottom of the page, either.

Rap vs Rock Discussion

Which is better - rap or rock, and why?

Rap is better than rock!

Rap is better than rock!

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    • Connor Jameson 15 months ago

      Rock is Beyer because most rap is not the artists real voice but is animated to sound like something else also most rock songs are written by a surtan person and something might of happended to them so they sing about it but rappers ussaly write because they want money or they are trying to make fun of people because they think that they are superior unlike eminem he writes because that is his pashin but other artists write for the reason I already said so those are the reasons why I think rock is better than rap but that is just my opinion you might support sing just to get money I don't know but I don't think that is right

    • Russell 18 months ago

      Rock is awsome hate rap cuz all they fucking talk about in rap is sex drugs money hoes like really lame as fuck i also can say raps stupid cuz the videos have hella hoes in them that they probably pay to get them off the streets to be in the stupid rap video and oh cool nice car u want a fucking cookie. Rock is awsome cuz the the music's not always the same it's different in many ways the rhythm is different doesn't have the same stupid rap beat but with rock it's different each time the the bases different guitar solos are different u dont hear them talk about pussy al the time . Love rock its my life. Fuck all u nonsense raptards. Metallica in 1990 made over one point million people at his consert.for my whole entire life I don't think any rapper will top that. Love u rock fans

    • Rap vs Rock??? 19 months ago

      Uh rock by far reasons being

      Rock has so many diffrent variations but it has alot to do with your mood or it can go along with what is going on with your life from birth of your child to death of a loved one and anywhere in between rock is harder by far which is why a lot of band get praised for the stuff they can do it is a lot harder to pick up a drum and say you are good or even decent but any body can pick up a mic and drop a bar or two and be good bottom line you need skills for rock to play guitar alone but try playing a guitar , sing and remember your verses and chords all while fans are screaming vs just just remembing your verse and saying "yo" if you forget it while fans are screaming...

    • A.A. to GENIOUS 22 months ago

      even 5th grader can rap but even the gods of rap cannot play scale guitar/instruments. fact.

    • Jake 23 months ago

      I was raised listening to Rock and Rap and I have to say I find both equal. Rap is not all about having sex, doing drugs and killing people or at least it wasn't, this new generation rap sucks because it gives rap a "bad rap" but the classics like Notorious, NWA, Tupac etc are what rap is really about, how hard it is living as a minority not getting high or fucking girls and impregnating them. In conclusion Classic rap is better than the new generation crap.

      Now rock takes talent I'm not implying that rappers aren't talented because it does take skill to be able to have good flow and come up with beats. But rock requires all these talents such as having rhythm(rap artists as well), having talent with an instrument, voice (rap artists need good voices too), and memorizing chords, notes and different tunings for the guitar or bass. Drummers need to be quick with their hands as do pianists, guitarists and bassists. In the end both Rapping and making Rock music requires talent and both should be seen as equal. I've heard rap music that has some sounds I've heard in rock and I've heard rockers rap in their songs. Music should not be torn apart by different styles because there's one thing that all of us here agree on and it's that music makes our lives complete. So please don't tear apart music because of competition.

    • AnonymousO 23 months ago

      I have to say rock. Specifically metal. It's different when your around a lot of rap but also different if your mind is attuned to a different line of entertainment. I like the feeling I get when I'm angry and just need to blow off some steam, death metal just helps me relax by listening to gradual lyrics or a killer blast beat, or maybe feeling a little folky I'll just listen to something neo-classical. Cheers me right up. Or possibly a little bit of both (melodic). Mainly European because I find their work quite to my liking.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      I just can't help but find it funny that people on that rap side can't even form coherent sentences and words half the time.

    • bolonie11 2 years ago

      5o'clock in the morning wea you gonna be, outside on the corner.

      If you ain't from that, then you don't know bout that.geto boys, and geto girls.class dismissed!

    • Rap man 2 years ago

      Hey I like rap and I like rock so I listen to rap rock.

      Have a listen to Linkin Park and Hollywood Undead.

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      But duuuude yelawolf nd rittz are the true gateway between this all

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      Rap is higher quality and is smoother than rock. Rock sounds like a bunch of annoying strings that nobody never makes a clear noise. Listening to rock would drive me insane. All you rock lovers are different besides rock is dieng out ten years later you guys would listen to rap too.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Rap is way better rock was last century were moving on

    • gamefreak321 3 years ago

      Shouldn't even be a question. Rock has survived through the years and will continue. Rock is the only thing I like.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Sorry guys but we have people like Eminem, Tupac, and Biggie, sure you have many great rock stars but none of them or known as much of legends as these rappers are

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      The argument against rap is always the same bullshit: "ITS ONLY ABOUT BICHIZ ND DRUGS SO ITS STOOPID!!"

      This may be the case for many of the more popular rap artists, but once you actually dig deeper into the genre you can find many intelligent, politically conscious rappers such as Common, Talib Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Aesop Rock, The Roots, Hopsin, Ab-Soul, Immortal Technique, the list goes on.

      Hip-Hop is an extremely varied genre as well, where you can have people like those mentioned above rapping about various problems in society, people like Waka Flocka Flame rapping about money over booming 808's, and others like Death Grips who have a very experimental, punk-like feel to it.

      Also, the arguments for rap that go like "old hip-hop was always way more intelligent than the rap we have now!" This is absolutely not true, since we have people like Snoop Dogg, N.W.A., Geto Boys, Dr. Dre, and many others who rapped about the same subject matter that you are saying their era was completely against. Side note, Biggie Smalls is a horrible person to stand by in the argument of rap not always talking about bitches and drugs and money and shit like that, with the exception of Juicy.

      In conclusion, stop being an ignorant rockist and deeming a genre that you have no intentions of actually giving a chance as bullshit, and stop riding people like The Beatles' dicks, who have songs completely centered around getting high and LSD. Thank you.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      is better

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I find it hilarious that people who like rock say that all rap is about is sex, drugs, and alcohol. I'm sorry to say this but rock isn't any better. There are also rock songs that talk about those things as well. Same with Country most country songs are about sex and drugs. I like some mainstream rap such as Eminem, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Nas, Bad Meets Evil, Kendrik Lamar, and Dr. Dre but that isn't all of rap. Most rap artists actually talk about stuff that's important like 2pac, Biggie, Notorious B.I.G, Eminem, etc. Other than the beat the only real difference is in Rock music the artist screams (making your ears bleed) and in rap they are talking normal. Rap also is very difficult. Not everyone can rap you have to have the voice and the brain to rap. If you have a small vocabulary rapping would be very hard for you. For rock all you need is a unique look, some autotune, and someone to write lyrics for you!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Rock is worse than Rap

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Rap

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i am white and i think rap is a lot better than rock , rock is just screaming that have no meaning

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I respect rock, and i agree that most of the popular rappers are untalented, but there is so much good content if you dig a little bit deeper under the surface of the genre.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      lol

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      ya are so lame if you say rock is better.obviously rock-lovers haven't heard the best MCS in the rap game

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      rap

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I listen to a little bit of both but mostly rap, do naturally i side with rap. Rap is not all about sex,drugs and swag. I agree that there are a lot of untalented rappers who are famous but you should not disrespect and put down and generalize an entire genre. I respect rock music a lot and i believe rock fans should respect rap. I like both, but i PREFER rap. I cannot say which is BETTER. I just hate when rock fans put down and disrespect and entire genre that makes great music. Respect Rap and respect Rock!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I listen to both,i think it just emphasises around your mood.

    • libertyloudspeak 4 years ago

      Rap. But like Rock as well!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I agree with a lot of this discussion that a lot of people who prefer rock over rap are ass holes about it. I like rap more than rock and i grew up listening to rock. Rap has more talent in the lyrical sense but rock bands play their own intrumentals. What's true is that newer rap and rappers suck. After tupac and biggie died its been getting worse (Black Eyed Peas are not rappers do not base your oppinoin on their terrible music)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I love rap ! rock is not my kind of music and i have nothing against rock music but i'm only saying that rock music made people's mind ( i know is kinda weird ) but it's true cause when i compare both comment section I see that there is most of rap fan's that try to make people understand that rap is not bad music and on the other side their is most of rock fan's that is trying to diss rap music and fans the hard as they can and my conclusion is that rock music made people very rude and from what I see I think the rap comment's are much more mature than the rock comment's and I say rock fan's could just have a minimum of respect for the other fan's (same thing for the rap fan's too ) I don't like rock music but I respect people 's choice

      (sorry for my bad english i'm french)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Rap!!! Kendrick is The Truth!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      rap

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Rap Foreverrrr!!!!!!!!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I don't mind rock, but I fucking love rap!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Rap FTW

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i would seriously LOVE to kill all rock fans because they are feeble minded imbeciles.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Guys this is fucking stupid. If you like Rap, good for you, if you like Rock, good for you. Music is meant to be made and/or enjoyed, and everybody's taste in music is different, so stop saying that a certain form of music sucks. Some of you know absolutely nothing about Rap or Rock, it baffles me that people could be so ignorant. All music takes talent, whether you want to admit it or not.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Rock doesn't take much talent, its just playing a guitar. You have to be smart to be a GOOD rapper.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Even though I listen to rock, I like rap better though

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Look past the mainstream side. The mains are not talented. Lil Wayne? No. He is too overrated. 2Chainz? Terrible. Nas, Yes. He puts meaning into his lyrics. Hopsin? He makes the most sense and raps about actual issues, not that he woke up this morning with his thing rock hard and ready for the club

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Anyone that actually thinks rap is just about "sex money and drugs" is fucking ignorant. If you can look past the bullshit on the radio and MTV, you'll find that rap can be about the about the movement, the problems in society, the poetry, and the wordplay.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Please listen to actual good rap before coming on here and bashing it - which means you were LOOKING to bash something you know nothing about- I'm not smashing on rock, I'm just pointing out what is obviously wrong with the rock fans. Nas, sage Francis, Hopsin, the Jokerr, even Eminem, tech n9ne (mainly because of via complex delivery, which takes talent), k rino, z ro, diabolic, immortal technique, Chino xl, etc etc etc ... Look them up please, so you actually know what your talking about.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      wu tang clan-C.R.E.A.M.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      to never-ending nirvana.....

      i have heard some of those songs already and yes they are all good but i still like rap better than rock(straight face the whole time),but no disrespect to rock though i appreciate all music genres i just hate all of the misconceptions about them,rap is not all about sex,drugs,girls,violence it has a vast majoraty of lyrics but its just that whatever is popula is what you will hear all of the time,you have to dig deep to find the real rap music,and yes it takes talent and uses instruments sometimes.same with rock,it takes a lot more talent than just bashing instruments and it is not about the devil most of the time,the lyrics are also good too

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i like both rock and rap but mostly RA

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      to Rocker.....

      you are a racist

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      look up these songs

      2pac-dear mama

      immortal technique-cause of death

      common-i used to live H.E.R

      talib kweli-get by

      nas-i can

      now tell me that rock is better than rap

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      then look up on youtube mike stud Happy Endings, and tell me the ending of the last verse didn't hit you fucking hard

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      than listen to changes by tupac, juicy by biggie smalls, where he basically described his entire life. and then, even try listening to Mirror by lil wayne. in fact, watch the music video for it. and yeah, u might be like "fuck lil wayne, he is the worst" i guarantee you will not be able to translate what he is trying to say in the lyrics and what he does in the video. You won't be able to understand what he is trying to say until you google it. Rap takes time to study what they are trying to say

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      'Meaghan', 'GuitarForLife' 'NICK' and 'SOMETHING FUNNY' you are the dumbest, most ignorant people ever. Listen to Never Let Me down by Kanye West ft. Jay-z, their older stuff. listen to the entire song and the lyrics, and tell me those lyrics aren't amazing

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      What about symphonic music? Or a combination of everything? These days, everything is about classic hip hop songs versus the new age stuff people make. If you are interested, check out a film coming out right now, called Mozart of Rap. It's about the combination of symphonic music and rap, and the beef going on between the old classics of hip hop versus all the new stuff that's coming out these days. Is hip hop dead? This film is all about that. Check it out!! https://www.facebook.com/mozartofrap

    Rock is better than rap!

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      • anonymous 2 years ago

        I feel like rock is better then rap because it makes me feel different, rap is just people talking fast in a rhythm, in my opinion, but it differs between people. When I listen to rock, I listen to the lyrics and let the rhythm drive my feelings up or down. I feel that rap just brings you down. I used to listen to Drake and stuff like that but it really just brought me into this deep dark place that made me feel like I didn't matter, but then I found rock and it lifted me into something special, unlike rap it rarely talks about meaningless sex, drugs, and being drunk off your ass all the time. Rock means something and not just to me to a lot of people.

      • Nicole 2 years ago

        Ok I will agree that not all rap is about sluts , hoes , money , drugs , sex , women , etc . Because there is actually good rap . But I find that rock fits my personality and is more appealing to me . Both have their ups and downs but I like rock better . Listen to bands like Skillet , Evanescence,and Imagine

        Dragons . Now dint rant to me on how you think imagine dragons is pop or pop rock because to let u know they are alt rock with dubstep mixed in . But I just like rock better . Plus rock is the most diverse music genre . So there's a lot of choices . Like here my favorites : alt rock: hard rock : indie : Christian rock: . Hope we can just end this and move on with our lives ! ;)

      • anonymous 2 years ago

        Hmm tough to say.. I grew up on rock nd in currently listening to korn right now. But I also am a big rap fan. Both genras have their own unique style and some artists have even been known to mix the two together is: Eminem, kid rock, Hollywood undead, limp bizkit there's others I'm just stoned nd can't think of them at the moment.. I do however have to give my favor to rock. Rockers are a more real people to me. You always here about all these fuckin rappers being fake nd shit. But rockers live that life style.. IT'S CALLED A ROCKSTAR LIFESTLYE FOR A REASON. Lil Wayne even said "big money addict rock star tatted" rockers that live the American badass life (a fuckin lot of Em " are more than all the fake ass rappers. Plus more rockers aren't afraid to express their true feelings in their music which makes you feel how they do NOW THAT'S ART! rap can make me feel the emotional shit too but not as much as rock. Now off of rocks dick for a minute. Rap can be lyrically magical to me. Some of the real rappers can really put their they're heart nd soul into the music ie: hopsin in I'll mind of hopsin 5 6 and 7 and Tito Lopez in mama proud. To me both rap and rock are neck nd neck they both have they're ups nd downs but I feel the general people themselves that are behind the music are more real in rock. So that's my argument Lol DON'T FORGET A LOT OF RAPPERS GET INSPIRATION FROM ROCKSTARS!

      • anonymous 2 years ago

        rock is way better than rap.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Traffic, The Beatles, Deep Purple. All of these are not only more talented but also more famous than any rap artist ever.

        Not only this, but rap is just talking with a simple beat underneath it. Rock has many layers, using the drums and bass for the beat, the guitars as the mediator for the lead vocals which sometimes switch places with the guitar as seen with guitar solos. Rappers can't play an instrument nor do they actually sing, they just talk and try to act like they're badasses. Rock features a much more complex music structure while rap usually follows the three hook structure. Listen to Jimi Hendrix's Nine To The Universe, the music constantly changes and gives rise to new ideas.

        In conclusion, REAL rock'n'roll such as the artists listed above are more talented and better song writers than any and all rappers. Jimi Hendrix will be remembered forever while nobody I know listens to Kanye West anymore.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Traffic, The Beatles, Deep Purple. All of these are not only more talented but also more famous than any rap artist ever.

        Not only this, but rap is just talking with a simple beat underneath it. Rock has many layers, using the drums and bass for the beat, the guitars as the mediator for the lead vocals which sometimes switch places with the guitar as seen with guitar solos. Rappers can't play an instrument nor do they actually sing, they just talk and try to act like they're badasses. Rock features a much more complex music structure while rap usually follows the three hook structure. Listen to Jimi Hendrix's Nine To The Universe, the music constantly changes and gives rise to new ideas.

        In conclusion, REAL rock'n'roll such as the artists listed above are more talented and better song writers than any and all rappers. Jimi Hendrix will be remembered forever while nobody I know listens to Kanye West anymore.

      • Niktravelfit 3 years ago

        I will go with rock, but there is lots of great rap music out there. Mixing rap and rock can turn out really great too, Limp Bizkit for example do both in their songs.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        "No rock legends are known" are you dumb? Evh, m shadows, for god sakes. Arena rock was solely based off of partying. You have skillet, breathing theory, five finger death punch (which is mostly government related and not about the "rap game" ) not just angry screaming. Wow.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        The Beatles and nirvana are a lot more popular then 2pac... So rock is more popular and have more talent because after all they play instruments

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Rock is far superior

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Hi guys I'm trying to figure out a song I saw years ago, where there's a rap band playing in a room and in the next room there is a rock band playing and they break the wall and play together. Any dea about the names of bands or the song title?

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        metallica is the BEST! its heavy metal. :3

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        ROCK! ITS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY BETTER THAN CRAP RAP!

      • gamefreak321 3 years ago

        The only thing rap has is " Im going to kill that B **** or Im going to kill somebody today shoot him 1 zilllion times then pretend as if they are a saint in the same song while dealing drugs and screwing any woman in sight" Total bs.

      • gamefreak321 3 years ago

        Wrong category. Rock is way better. Sorry I didn't pay attention to the choices I was too busy writing. :)

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Don't look at my opionion selection, I just chose randomly to be able to make a post. I think both of sides are so blind. I bet everyone who said that rap sucks thought of Lil-wayne or other down bottom of rap artists and the same for rock haters- you imagined same kind of thing, which is total rubbish. Each culture has its own legends, has its own style. If you hate either of side, you are just blind. Depending from which perspective of culture you take it, 2Pac is as legend in rap, as Metallica in rock. Kiss and Eminem, Beatles and Rakim. And it takes a HUGE talent to make smart, not bitchez, bitzhes, but smart rhymes and read it to the beat. And same it takes to play guitar, drums etc. and sing great songs. If don't know much about other culture it doesn't mean its rubbish.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Rap literally takes no talent whatsoever $6. You are obviously stupid if you like rap. Seriously, in 50 years, you won't listen to the same rap artist. While with someone like the Rolling Stones, people listen to them for 50+ years.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Rock is MUCH better than rap! Like Mad Max from the Johnboy and Billy Big Show says, rappers just go from one side of the stage to the other rapping and yelling at the audience. Rappers can't play real musical instruments or sing, but rock artists can play musical instruments AND sing, sometimes at the SAME TIME! Now who do you think has real talent? Rock artists or Rap Crap artists?

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        rock

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        @ayyeeee

        Yeah, how about you go pick up a guitar and find out just how freaking easy it is to learn. Rock takes years and years of practice to understand the principles and methods, and it takes heart. Nearly every rap song has to have cussing in it, "F*CK THIS, F*CK THAT!"

        That's not expressing yourself, that's being obnoxious. Learn some freaking music idiots, rock takes the cake clearly.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Rock!!! ( duh!!)

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        whatever. rock is way better. some rock/glam rock bands such as BVB write songs to those who are bullied and tell them to believe in themselves, be strong and to never give in. And so u rap people say its just screaming with no meaning? their lyrics have meanings and their songs actually save a lot of lives, people who think they're useless and never belong anywhere. if u think that's stupid then u people are the ones who bully.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Rock is better because all rappers do is rap about money,hoes, and drugs. And for those rap junkies that say rock is nothing but screaming you are an idiot because that is only metal, a sub genre of rock. There are many kinds of rock out there that do not scream at all such as classic or soft.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        if you say rock is just screaming you are a retard listen to

        the beatles

        led zeppelin

        rolling stones

        queen

        chuck berry

        jimi hendrix

        the who

        and most other bands

        and try to tell me they are screaming

        and no im not ganna say rap is only about sex and drugs because a lot of rock is to but rap is so obnoctouse about it because they say pussy over and over again

        and another thing rock takes MUSICAL talent

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I say all rap sucks, rock is the coolest its been around nearly 60 years raps been out for about 30 years, one day hopefully rap will be a dying breed, rap discusts me its repulsive rock will be aound for many years to come, we rockers will rise again.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Novelty! Like Tiny Tim, Weird Al, Allan Sherman, and the rest. (I choose rock.)

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody. Led Zeppelin- Stairway to Heaven. Just take a look at these mainstream rock songs and compare them to any rap song which emphasizes talking fast to the same darn beat and calling "art."

      • zoey000 4 years ago

        rock is so much better than rap. like seriously, there's no word to describe how suckish rap is and they don't make the music just the crappy lyrics, and they use a computer to make music, unlike rock, they MAKE the music with guitars, drums, bass, singing. rock is foREVer (and so as a7x))

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I personally prefer rock. And I've seen many comments from a variety of sources from the pro-rap side stating that rock is "just screaming." This is metal/haevy metal. Though this is a sub-genera of rock, it doesn't define all of it. Many artists have quieter songs: one that comes to mind is "Float On" by modest mouse. And as a second point, both sides claim the opposite side's stars are bad influences. They are. Rockstars and Rap stars can be both be poor role models.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I think we should all agree that music is just entertainment! Sure, there are meanings under the words screamed, raped, or just sung. I personally like heavy metal and rock and roll. But all this music that we have today started with classical music. I believe that classical should be the most respected out of all music. It takes much more skill and talent to play one part of the piece of music. Add that to all the rest of the band all playing. Still, all music should be respected, that doesn't mean you half to like or listen to your least favorite.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        All rappers have so much swag and are so gangsta and cool. they sing about drugs and all that cool stuff, so it is obviously better (nope, and what does even swag mean?)

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I wont say all rap is bad, but i think all rock fans can agree on that all the sex, gangstas and drugs, is not real good lyricaly written, and i think everyone could learn making a beat in fruityloops or whatever it is called. So is not true that rap have better lyrical content than rock, most of the time it is opposite.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Guns n Roses is the best

        sniff

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Rock is the best cause the lyrics have meaning rap is nothing compared to rock. Rock will live on forever.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Rock is more awesome

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I like how all the people who support rap have really short, simple answers with no reason why they chose the genre over rock such as: "rap FTW" or "rap forever!" And all the people who like rock more have really long and very descriptive paragraphs. Looks like my fellow rock lovers are far more intelligent than all of you rap supporters.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Rap Was Only Good When They Had Tupok, Eminem, Biggie, 50 Cent, Usher, And the Young Chris Brown.. Now rap has a bunch of shitty rappers who make no sense what so ever I just have to say 1 rappers name and i lose faith in rap especially because he ruined the song "Wanted Dead Or Alive" By Bon Jovi... That Rappers Name Is 2 Chainz And He Used To Be Called "Titty Boy" How F**king Stupid Is That!!!!!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Seriously who would you rather listen to, Justin beiber, Kesha, 2 Chainz, Etc. or would you want to listen to Black Veil Brides, Papa Roach, Megadeath, Kiss, Van-Halen, Avenged Sevenfold, Led Zepplin, Motley Crue, Slipknot, Evenescence, Three Days Grace, Etc.. I Can Go On And On With Great Bands

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Rock Is Better By Far

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Rock. this is biases being in the hip hop section

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Rock is better because they know how to sing not like those stupid rap singers that Sony make any scene in furor songs

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        the rolling stones or the doors is just enough to say rock is better

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Rap is is fake music that they steal cuts from real artist. Rock they play and sing there music " Rock is Real "

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Rap is is fake music that they steal cuts from real artist. Rock they play and sing there music " Rock is Real "

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        kiss my ass bitches there both the same, music

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Rock is better than rap, rap is now about murder,sex,drugs,cars, and swag.Plus what do you think is harder making a beat and rhyming, then learn the lyrics;or write guitar,bass, and drum tabs, then write meaningful lyrics.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        When you say "Rap is better than rock" I hear "Retards attempting poetry are better than people who know what they're doing". I also LOVE how singing about "I killed my bitch for cheating on me" is a lot better than what most rock songs have out there.

        Here's a conversation I had with my friend (rap fan) the other day.

        (Guy 1 :me guy 2 :him)

        Guy 1: Hey, what do you think about when you hear this song

        *plays Honey,this mirror isn't big enough for the both of us*

        Guy 2: ...Fuck why is he screaming at me?!

        Guy 1: isn't that what rap is about?

        And as someone stated earlier in a rap song the rapper cannot go 3 seconds without cursing. Whereas actual rock lyrics only curse every so often.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Intellectual ability is needed to enjoy rock.

        Look at the lyrics.

        The proof is in the pudding.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Rock!!!! All you retards think that rap is something "good" you have been sucked into this new era of "music". Rock will let you live a d gives you energy to do anything!!!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Hmm actual singing talent or being able to talk really fast to the same beat over and over? Wow tough decision.

      What is Rock?

      Rock music evolved from rock and roll, rhytm and blues and country in the 1950s. It started in US and UK and now is one of the most popular music styles in the world. Over the years many rock subgenres were developed by different bands, such as hard rock and punk rock in 1970s, heavy metal and alternative rock in 1980, and grunge and nu metal in 1990s.

      Typical rock band instruments are electric and bass guitars, drums and synthesizers. Sometimes groups use stringed instruments like violins or cellos. Classic rock bands usually include the lead singer, an electrict guitarist, a bass guitarist and a drummer.

      [ Click here to read more about rock on Wikipedia ]

      What is Rap?

      Rap or hip hop began in New York in 1970, primarily among Jamaican Americans. It spread outside US in 1980 and became popular in some parts of Europe, Africa, and especially Japan. Rapping (aka MCing) involves the rapper speaking rhymed lyrics to a beat. Turntables, synthesizers and drum machines are most often used in rap performances.

      Hip hop has developed multiple subgenres such as the popular gangsta rap, Christian hip hop and trip hop.

      [ Click here to read more about rap on Wikipedia ]

      Rap vs Rock Poll

      Which music style do you prefer?

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      Rap and Rock Collaboration

      While rap and rock are two very different music genres, this didn't stop artists from fusing them (resulting in "rap rock" style) or collaborating to record a joint album. One of the first and most famous collaborations was in 1986 between a hip hop group Run-D.M.C. and a hard rock band Aerosmith, remaking the latter's song Walk This Way with great commercial success.

      In 1990s new "rap rock" bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Bloodhound Gang or Rage Against the Machine became maintream. More recently, the rap rock was used as the basis for the new nu metal genre with bands like Linkin Park or Limp Bizkit.

      A More Recent Rap / Rock Collaborations

      Collision Course mashup album by Jay-Z and Linkin Park

      Collision Course is an awesome rap & rock joint album by the popular nu metal band Linkin Park and the rapper Jay-Z. It contains six mashup tracks made of songs by both artists. Collision Course has sold over 2 mil copies in US alone and was #1 on the Billboard 200.

      You can click the image on the right to listen to the free previews and download the full album in MP3 from Amazon. Please note that hhis is the uncensored version of the album which contains potentially offensive lyrics.

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          Person 21 months ago

          I hate it when people say all rock is, is screaming and random, with no meaning. I can show u many rock dongs with no screaming, most of the ones I listen too r not random, and many have a story behind it. Plus people say that rap is the new generation, and that isnt true. Rap has been around for a while, in fact one of the big rap things right now (forget what it was called) was actually invinted in the 80's. I respect the people that like rap, thats their opinion, but I personally like rock a lot more and yes, it is the more popular type of music since way back and is still going strong today. "Long live rock and roll" def leopard

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          Benjamin Greene 2 years ago

          I like tupac.. rap was invented by Blondie. Also rap today sucks lyrically. If you like manaj. Shoot yourself. Not all rap is bad. But rock lyrically ALWAYS makes sense. And hypervocalism isn't annoying. You are just tone deaf

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          Tim Rapone 2 years ago

          "Rock is just screaming" a phrase I hear quite a bit, that is true or some adaptations of rock, such as "Scream-O" but that isn't rock. That's Scream-O. Rock isn't really just yelling, and like a comment I heard below, it is just as smooth as rap. A lot of you are confusing metal for rock, metal is "Slipknot" rock is "AC/DC". So the smooth thing, I've listened to a lot of rock and, well I have to say "It's a Long Way to the Top (if You Wanna Rock)" is pretty smooth. No screaming. In the end, its all a matter of opinion. The key word here. I personally hate rap, I find it talking fast (or talking slow or at a normal speed) to a beat, but hey, some people like that. No I personally do not think Rock and Roll will die out in the next 10 years, because there are opinions scattered across the world, think about it, in the 80's Rock was the popular music, but there still was rap around, and rap survived to be this generations popular music. And while I'm at it, AC/DC is still playing to this day. They're all around 60 years old. That has to say something right? Granted, one of them had to quit do to dementia lately, but they're still recording a new album this fall. And they're just as good, they don't sound like old geezers when they get up on stage. And thousands upon thousands still come to see them play. Will rock die and rap overcome? Probabaly not- in fact, rap will probably fall the same fate as rock, being replaced as the new popular music. But these are all guesses, who knows what will happen. Its all a matter of opinion on which one is better. I think AC/DC said it best "Rock and roll ain't noise pollution, rock and roll will never die."

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          Niktravelfit 3 years ago

          Both are great genres of music, but if I had to choose I would go with rock for sure.

          Nice lens! Quite controversial though.

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          gamefreak321 3 years ago

          @anonymous: Rock came from britain as one person said not america. I don't think you read well.

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          gamefreak321 3 years ago

          @Candycanechild: great response i agree

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          gamefreak321 3 years ago

          @anonymous: Then dont reply.

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          gamefreak321 3 years ago

          Give me rock any day ! Long live Rock and Roll !

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Rock 'n roll is AMAZING!!!! Best music EVER!!!!

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          Underrated 4 years ago

          Very debatable subject. I don't have a favorite because i think both of music genres have their quality artists and song. Rock has been around for longer so may have more classics but rap is becoming more popular through years

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Rock is far better then rap any day. In fact, to put "music" after rap is an insult. Coming from a music afficionato, music has to have a melody, rhythm and beats. If it's not sung by voice or played with an instrument it's not music. It is an art form. Also, if lyrics are all you are going for and beats, you are missing the point of music entirely. You've missed it for the pure beauty of it. Go listen to Bach or Beethoven without lyrics or the huge guitar solo for The National Anthem by Jimi Hendrix.

          Eminem is nothing more than a lyricist and a beat maker with a huge attitude, and his anger among his other destructive ways come through in addition to his works which is not music; only the spoken language to beats. Music also needs harmony to melody along with other song forms.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Woooowww, man. You're black, and you don't even know that rock music comes from black people? The first rock 'n rollers were black, and the music evolved from blues.

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          libertyloudspeak 4 years ago

          Fantastic lens! It caught my eye in a squidoo search as I enjoy this genre. I made a lens about a personal friend Komain who makes incredible hip hop music and my second lens is about rap...thus I enjoyed your lens very much!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          every one of u is stupid

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          DeathcoreDude 4 years ago

          For me it's deathcore bands and death metal like dead will rise, slay the kraken,

          Born of Osiris, and Attila.

          But still havnt u all noticed that rock is all about love and occasionally drugs and rap is al about sex drugs and violence

          Plus it takes wayyyyyy more talent to play a bass guitar drums and sing I bet anything any rapper could never play a twelve string guitar overall rock will live forever sorry iv just never seen a rap band with almost a7,000,000 views on utube or anything

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: you're a truly feeble minded piece of shit

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Who gives a rats ass, if you like rock fine, if you like hip hop fine...I like rock but that's me.

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          Candycanechild 4 years ago

          Rock over all is better for a variety of reasons,

          1) All you hear and see in a rap setting is guns, gangs, drugs, women, sex and violence. Very, VERY seldom is it mentioned in rock of any kind.

          2) Rap is never good live in concert mostly because there, they don't have the autotune and digital editing to their voices that they have in recording, and if anyone wants to argue with that then watch a video of a rapper recording in a studio and you can see the guy on the soundboard pushing buttons and flipping switches to make that crackheads voice sound normal.

          3) One thing I hate a lot in the debates is that they are comparing the best of rap with the worst of rock, like seriously make it an even match.

          4) When was the last time you saw that little "parental advisory" sticker on a Led Zeppelin record? Or a Pink Floyd?

          5) And finally rap may be more popular but rock is so much older and more mature, if you really think about it rock dates back to the 1800's from folk, which changed to blues, which over in UK people started a small thing called Skiffle then we took an American take on it and out came rock n roll. So rock on all you hippies to punks to emo's to metal heads or just good ol' blues listeners!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          If you read the lyrics to rocks songs, they actually mean something, but rap on the other hand, they sound the same in almost every song, and the curse every five seconds, and like hard rock bands, such as Of Mice and Men, Asking Alexandria, iSeeStars, Breathe Carolina, For All I Am, and Woe, Is Me. They rarely curse.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @anonymous: I don't think it is fair to generalise and say rap has illiterate lyrics because rappers sometimes rappers come up with some of the most intricate lyrics. Some rappers are brilliant poets who send good messages through their music. I'm a fan of both genres though.

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