What Is Rap Music? - Definition, History & Artists


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What is the difference between hip-hop and rap?

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1. Where did rap and hip-hop first come about?

2. What is NOT one of the other elements of hip-hop culture, other than rap?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Rap music has been one of the most popular and influential musical genres over the past few decades. You can use this online assessment to test your understanding of the history of rap music. Some things you'll be tested on include when rap emerged and where rap is popular.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The difference between hip-hop and rap
  • The area and decade rap originated in
  • Elements of hip-hop culture other than rap
  • Popularity of rap

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the quiz questions to test your recollection of the basic information on the history and characteristics of rap music and hip-hop
  • Reading comprehension - check your understanding of the timeline of the history of rap and some characteristics of hip-hop culture
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to answer the assessment questions on the circumstances surrounding the origins of rap music, as well as the differences between rap and hip-hop

Additional Learning

To learn more about rap music, review the corresponding lesson called What is Rap Music? - Definition, History & Artists. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of rap and hip-hop
  • Origins of rap and hip-hop
  • Characteristics of rapping
  • The importance of rap music
  • The four components of hip-hop
  • Prominent figures in the early days of hip-hop