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Hip hop is a form of musical expression and artistic culture that originated in African-American and Latino communities during the 1970s.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hop, rap music or hip-hop music, is a musical genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping,
Stylistic origins Funk, disco, dub, rhythm and blues, reggae, dancehall, toasting, performance poetry, spoken word, signifying, the dozens, scat singing, talking blues
Cultural origins 1970s, the Bronx, New York City
Typical instruments Turntable, synthesizer, DAW, rapping, drum machine, sampler, drums, guitar, bass guitar, piano, beatboxing, vocals
Mainstream popularity High worldwide since the 1980s
Derivative forms Electro – Breakbeat – Jungle/Drum ‘n’ bass – Trip hop – Grime – Oldskool Rave Hardcore – Club R&B – Funky breaks – Abstract hip hop
Alternative hip hop – Turntablism – Christian hip hop – Conscious hip hop – Freestyle rap – Gangsta rap – Homo hop – Hardcore hip hop – Horrorcore – Instrumental hip hop – Mafioso rap – Nerdcore hip hop – Political hip hop – Baltimore club – Bounce music – Brick city club – Chicano rap – Native American hip hop – Jerkin’
Country rap – Australian hip hop – Hip hop soul – Hip house – Crunk/Hyphy – Jazz rap – Merenrap – Neo soul – Nu metal – Hip pop – Ragga – Reggaeton – Rap opera – Rap rock – Rapcore – Rap metal – Cumbia rap – Merenrap – Hip life – Low Bap – Glitch hop – Wonky – Industrial hip hop – New jack swing – Electro hop – Psychedelic hip hop
East Coast hip hop – West Coast hip hop – Southern hip hop – Midwest hip hop – Southwest Hip Hop – British hip hop
Hip hop music, also called hip-hop, rap music or hip-hop music, is a musical genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, breaking/dancing, and graffiti writing.Other elements include sampling (or synthesis), and beatboxing.
While often used to refer to rapping, “hip hop” more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip-hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip-hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip-hop culture, including DJing and scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.