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Hip Hop (genre)

Hip Hop (genre)
Hip hop is a cultural movement and type of music that became popular in the United States in the 1980s. Hip hop music originated in the South Bronx region of New York City in the late 1970s. Hip-hop artists vocalize over beats and instrumental tracks, usually consisting of repeated phrases. The use of extended drum breaks led to the development of mixing and scratching techniques. The early DJs used this technique as hip-hop dance grew in popularity. Fans began to wear hip-hop clothing, which consisted of heavy gold jewelry in the 1980s to baggy pants in the 2000s. Hip hop and rap are sometimes thought to be interchangeable, but rap involves rhythmic wordplay, which is a component of hip hop... Show more »
Hip hop is a cultural movement and type of music that became popular in the United States in the 1980s. Hip hop music originated in the South Bronx region of New York City in the late 1970s. Hip-hop artists vocalize over beats and instrumental tracks, usually consisting of repeated phrases. The use of extended drum breaks led to the development of mixing and scratching techniques. The early DJs used this technique as hip-hop dance grew in popularity. Fans began to wear hip-hop clothing, which consisted of heavy gold jewelry in the 1980s to baggy pants in the 2000s. Hip hop and rap are sometimes thought to be interchangeable, but rap involves rhythmic wordplay, which is a component of hip hop. Its popularity grew over the years as hip hop music videos entered the mainstream media and fans clamored for the latest news on the artists. « Show less

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