Hip hop music became very popular in the 80s when discos became the places to be. This type of music is usually performed by rappers and disc jockeys of the dance floor. Before being referred to as the hip hop genre, the music is previously known as the disco rap.
Hip hop music is mostly performed live and improvised. However, with its growing popularity over the years, it has gone into production for record stores. Hip hop can be clearly defined by its drum beats in the 4/4 time signature. It can be sung without any accompaniment although the genre's revolution made way for looped, sampled, and sequenced hip hop music.
RnB music>, on the other hand, traces its history back in the 1940s. RnB stands for rhythm and blues. And like hip hop music this genre was started by the African Americans as well. RnB pertains to the type of music that integrates slow rock, jazz, and heavy beats.
RnB music is characterized by its modern tunes. It is regarded as the integration of soul and funk music. Furthermore, RnB's roots can be traced to gospel and electric blues as well. Pop music inspired by funky tunes can also be referred to as RnB.
The most popular RnB song artist to date would be Elvis Presley, especially with his very popular Blue Suede Shoes's enjoying the top ranks. During the singles release in 1956, many listeners had switched to RnB, making Presley's album one of the best selling albums of all time. Other singles such as Jailhouse Rock and All Shook Up's has hit the charts impressively as well.