Hip hop music, also called hip-hop, rap music or hip-hop music, is a music 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, break 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.
... Winchester (born 1981 in Portland, Oregon) is an American hip hop recording artist ... He has been writing and recording hip-hop music since he was 13 years old ... Fully focused on music, Bryan Winchester adopted the stage name Braille Brizzy and headed back to experience the Portland music scene ...
... Aberdeen Hip Hop artists such as Granite Emcees, Ekizel, Cheeens and SHY DRS are just a few of the acts that bring light to the City of Aberdeen in Scottish Hip Hop music ... The Aberdeen Hip Hop scene is very different to others in Scotland. 20 track DEMO "Behind Closed Doors" in January 2009 (including a single release and two music videos) and Cheeens releasing his debut EP "My Miind in Rhyme" (including release of his single/video "For So Long) in ...
... It was in the later 2000s that alternative hip hop finally secured a place within the mainstream, due in part to the crossover success of artists such as OutKast, Kanye ... and 50 Cent's Curtis as a turning point for hip hop ... selling nearly a million copies in the first week alone, proving that innovative rap music could be just as commercially viable as gangsta rap, if not more so ...
... While some Arabic hip hop artists focus on the topics most closely associated with mainstream American hip hop, many choose a topical focus influenced by and addressing a number of social and ... Much of the hip hop generated in the Arab World deals with a mix of social circumstance, such as poverty, violence, and drug-use, as well as political reality, insofar as this is possible ... The hip hop of Palestine in particular has generated much interest in this respect and the music is considered a means of opposition ...
... Hip Hop music in India had started at around 1990 and Baba Sehgal is credited as India's first Rapper ... Hip Hop music became all the more famous with the song 'Pettai Rap' from the Tamil movie Kadhalan starring Prabhu Deva for which the Music Director was A.R Rahman ... The song catapulted Suresh Peters as a rapper and a Music Director ...
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“A woman drew her long black hair out tight
And fiddled whisper music on those strings
And bats with baby faces in the violet light
Whistled, and beat their wings
And crawled head downward down a blackened wall....”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)
“Hes a man who shoots from the hip. And a man whos hip when he shoots.”
—Jeremy Larner, U.S. screenwriter. Banquet master of ceremonies (Pat Harrington, Jr.)
“I have tried being surreal, but my frogs hop right back into their realistic ponds.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)