Hip hop music | Wikipedia audio article


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00:01:07 1 Overview
00:06:05 2 Origin of the term
00:07:16 3 Precursors
00:08:05 4 1970s
00:08:15 4.1 Origins
00:19:54 4.2 Introduction of rapping
00:24:22 4.3 Jamaican origins of outdoor sound systems
00:31:26 4.4 Influence of disco
00:35:02 4.5 Transition to recording
00:37:56 5 1980s
00:46:15 5.1 New school hip hop
00:47:57 5.2 Golden age hip hop
00:49:34 5.3 Gangsta rap and West Coast hip hop
00:53:28 6 1990s
00:53:38 6.1 Mainstream breakthrough
00:58:43 6.2 East vs. West rivalry
00:59:32 6.2.1 East Coast hip hop
01:03:04 6.2.2 West Coast hip hop
01:04:35 6.3 Diversification of styles
01:07:23 7 2000s
01:09:50 7.1 Crunk and snap music
01:11:53 7.2 Glitch hop and wonky music
01:14:37 7.3 Decline in sales
01:17:44 7.4 Musical theatre
01:19:02 7.5 Innovation and revitalization
01:22:34 8 2010s
01:23:08 8.1 Trap music
01:25:36 8.2 Age of streaming
01:27:38 9 World hip hop music
01:38:36 10 Rap linguistics
01:39:29 11 See also

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Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans and Latino Americans in the Bronx borough of New York City in the 1970s. It consists 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 with turntables, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records (or synthesized beats and sounds), and rhythmic beatboxing. While often used to refer solely 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, turntablism, scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.



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