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Rock & Roll vs Hip-Hop

Seems to be that there are a few people out there who appreciate both musical genres. Why do certain people prefer one over the other?

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Apples and Oranges?

  • Dec 16, 2008
I'd fall into the camp of those who listens to the various forms of rock, foremost, and appreciates most hip-hop artists.  I'm more inclined to purchase a whole rock album (think White Stripes, Cake, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Bloc Party, etc...) than an entire hip-hop album.  Sure, there are the exceptions -- I love Mos Def, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Lupe Fiasco, Tribe Called Quest, Visionairies, etc... -- but, as you can see, I'm selective.  I'd much rather purchase individual singles, because chances are I'll only like the select few.

Partially, I think because a typical rock 'n roll album will embody an entire emotion.  You can feel something from beginning to end.  Well, with a good rock album, anyway.  With a hip hop album, it activates another reaction out of you.  When I'm out dancing, I like dancing to 80s music, dance rock (The Faint, LC Soundsystem, The Rapture, etc..), and hip-hop.  But, not rock music. 

So, they serve different purposes for me. 

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February 16, 2010
Yeah i can totally vibe with you on that, but there are a lot of unknown hip hop artists that put out front to back good albums !!
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