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Types of hip hop

Alternative Hip-Hop
Alternative Hip-Hop

Alternative hip hop (also known as alternative rap) is a subgenre of hip hop music that encompasses the wide range of styles of hip hop that are not typically identified as mainstream. AllMusic defines it as follows: "Alternative rap refers to hip hop groups that tend not to conform to any of the traditional forms of rap, such as gangsta, bass, hardcore, pop, and party rap.

Alternative Rap
Alternative Rap

Alternative hip hop (also known as alternative rap) is a subgenre of hip hop music that encompasses the wide range of styles of hip hop that are not typically identified as mainstream. AllMusic defines it as follows: "Alternative rap refers to hip hop groups that tend not to conform to any of the traditional forms of rap, such as gangsta, bass, hardcore, pop, and party rap.

B-Boying
B-Boying

A true b-boy lives and breathes hip-hop culture and dedicates his life to the pursuit of higher levels of hip-hop. Many technical dancers view hip-hop dance as a low-level form of dance (compared to jazz of ballet). Some of the more open-minded dancers are 'cool' with hip-hop and think that it is a neat form of dancing.

Battle Rap
Battle Rap

See the 10 best hip hop battles in the history of rap music, plus the mic-dropping winner of each showdown. See the 10 best hip hop battles in the history of rap music, plus the mic-dropping winner of each showdown.

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Bounce
Bounce

A new feature showcasing a distinct subgenre of hip-hop. This week: Bounce. In its four-plus decades of existence, hip-hop has always been steadily evolving. Like all evolutionary paths, hip-hop’s hasn’t moved in a straight line.

Break Dancing
Break Dancing

"Break dancing is a term created by the media! Once hip-hop dancers gained the media's attention, some journalists and reporters produced inaccurate terminology in an effort to present these urban dance forms to the masses. The term break dancing is a prime example of this misnomer.

Breaking Footwork Freezes Hip-hop Dance Powermoves Toprock
Breaking Footwork Freezes Hip-hop Dance Powermoves Toprock

The worldwide movement continues to practice, teach, and live all things Hip Hop. Hip Hop dance in the media. Hip Hop started being noticed by the media in the early 1980’s. Films like Wild Style, Style Wars, Beat Street, and Breakin’ were significant in introducing Breaking and street dance culture to a wider audience.

Clown Walk
Clown Walk

Have you run out of moves on the dance floor? Impress your friends and yourself by breaking out some old school moves with a crip walk clown walk move.

Conscious Rap
Conscious Rap

Conscious rap is a sub-genre of hip-hop that focuses on creating awareness and imparting knowledge. Conscious rappers traditionally decry violence, discrimination, and other societal ailments. It's propelled by the conviction that radical social change comes through knowledge of self and personal discovery.

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Crunk
Crunk

Crunk is a subgenre of hip hop music that emerged in the early 1990s and gained mainstream success during the mid 2000s. Crunk is often up-tempo and one of Southern hip hop's more dance and club oriented subgenres.

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Detroit Jit
Detroit Jit

The street dance Detroit Jit, like Memphis jookin, features top-speed movement of the feet and evolved in part from hip-hop.

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Dirty South
Dirty South

Southern hip hop, also known as Southern rap, South Coast hip hop, or Dirty South, is a blanket term for a regional genre of American hip hop music that emerged in the Southern United States, especially in Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Memphis, and Miami—the five of which constitute the "Southern Network" in rap music.

East Coast Rap
East Coast Rap

East Coast hip hop is a regional sub genre of hip hop music that originated in New York City during the 1970s. Hip hop is recognized to have originated and evolved first in The Bronx, New York; East Coast hip hop only became a distinct subgenre after artists from other regions of the United States emerged with different styles.

Electric Boogaloo
Electric Boogaloo

Electric boogaloo (sometimes mistakenly referred to as electric boogie) is a funk style of hip hop dance closely related to popping. It became the signature style of the dance group started in the 1970s, the Electric Boogaloos.

Flexing
Flexing

While flexing and the idea behind it have been popular for a long time, it was recently re-popularized by Rae Sremmurd, a hip hop duo comprised of two young brothers who were both under 21 around the time their song was released.

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Floating
Floating

Perhaps the most well-known of hip hop dance styles, b-boying or break dancing is one of the first pillars of the original hip hop movement. It is traditionally done within a circle or cypher where b-boys will execute their dances moves, often competing improvisationally with other b-boys.

Gangsta Rap
Gangsta Rap

Gangsta rap is a style of hip-hop that reflects the violent lifestyles of inner-city youth. Gangsta rap evolved from hardcore hip-hop in the early 1980s. Ice T, best known to kids everywhere as "That Guy from Law & Order," is widely credited as one of the early pioneers of gangsta rap.

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Hardcore Rap
Hardcore Rap

Hardcore hip hop is a subgenre of rap music that developed at the beginning of the 1980s. The genre's lyrics tackled the harsh conditions of the urban experience an...

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Hip
Hip

Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s. The origins of the word are often disputed. It is also argued as to whether hip hop started in the South or West Bronx.

Hip-Hop
Hip-Hop

Hip Hop Dance is a style of dance with deeply rooted historical, social, cultural contexts that trace back to the African and Afro-Caribbean diaspora. In this article, we’ll talk about Hip Hop’s history from the 1970’s in the Bronx, New York.

Hyphy
Hyphy

Hyphy’s sound began to solidify around the turn of the century, with Keak’s music catching on locally and Bay Area legend Mac Dre jumping on the new sound of Bay Area youth culture. The influx of Hyphy artists did surprisingly little to dilute the genre.

Jazz Funk
Jazz Funk

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Latin Rap
Latin Rap

Latin hip hop or Latin rap is hip hop music recorded by Latin American artists in the U.S. and Spanish speaking countries in the Caribbean, Central American and South America.

Popping and Locking
Popping and Locking

Even though popping and locking are two different types of movements, they are often combined together into Hip Hop routines. When combined in a dance, sequences of popping and locking blend together, which is why most people have a hard time identifying a move as popping or locking.

Snap
Snap

Snap music (also known as ringtone rap or snap rap) is a subgenre of hip hop music derived from crunk that originated in the South in the late-1990s, in Bankhead, West Atlanta, the United States. It achieved mainstream popularity throughout the mid-2000s, but declined shortly thereafter.

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