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    Difference Between Slam, Spoken Word, and Hip-Hop

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mbinks89, Nov 2, 2013.

    I'm finding different definitions online, and am wondering what you guys think demarcates the three. It seems like Hip-Hop is defined by a rigid rhyme scheme, and generally conforms (but not always) to hip-hop culture. Is it then that spoken word and slam can be freeverse, because I thought that they too could also rhyme.
     
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    I think slam poetry doesn't have music. Spoken word has music in the background (like a piano for example), so the emphasis is on the words. And hip hop is more focused on the music than the other two.

    Haha. That sounds idiotic when I read it back, but that's the best I can do. :D At a certain point these things become so similar that trying to differentiate them simply becomes a matter of opinion.
     
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