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Hip hop music

The Black Eyed Peas, who they are at the begin of 2 albums, Hip Hop.
Music genre
NameHip hop
Stylistic originsFunk, disco, dub, rhythm and blues, reggae, dancehall, toasting, performance poetry, spoken word, signifying, the dozens, scat singing, talking blues
Cultural origins1970s, the Bronx, New York City
Typical instrumentsTurntable, synthesizer, DAW, rapping, drum machine, sampler, drums, guitar, bass guitar, piano, beatboxing, vocals
Mainstream popularityHigh worldwide since the 1980s
Derivative formsElectro - Breakbeat - Jungle/Drum 'n' bass - Trip hop - Grime - Oldskool Rave Hardcore - Club R&B - Funky breaks - Abstract hip hop
SubgenresAlternative 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'
Fusion genresCountry rap - Australian hip hop - Hip hop soul - Hip house - Crunk/Hyphy - Jazz rap - Merenrap - Neo soul - Nu metal - Hip pop - Ragga - 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
Regional scenesEast Coast hip hop - West Coast hip hop - Southern hip hop - Midwest hip hop - Southwest Hip Hop - British hip hop

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Rap music, also called Hip hop music or Hip-hop music is an American musical genre in which rhythmic and rhyming speech is chanted to musical accompaniment. 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 often used to refer to rap music, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of entire subculture The term hip hop music is sometime used synonymously with the term rap music.

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