Hip Hop

The main elements of hip hop consist of four main pillars. Afrika Bambaataa of the hip hop collective Zulu Nation outlined the pillars of hip hop culture, coining the terms: "rapping" (also called an MC), a rhythmic vocal rhyming style (orality); DJing (and turntablism), which is making music with record players and DJ mixers (aural/sound and music creation); b-boying/b-girling/breakdancing (movement/dance); and graffiti.

. Hip Hop

LA Hip Hop. - greisun: Xtra (ft. Jjuan)

A powerful statement of intent for the ambitious female: to define herself any way she wants.
. Instrumental

Korean Hip Hop. - Lisofv: Gateway To The Real World

A shuffle-groove worthy of Bernard Purdie himself.
. Hip Hop

KREPT & KONAN - I Spy ft. Headie One, K-Trap

Dropping some truth about what happens when you can have anything you want.
. Instrumental

Alexander Wright - Metamorphosis

A smooth minute feeling the connection between downtempo percussion, a kick-drum pulse, and tuneful synth artistry.
. Hip Hop

Hip Hop As Therapy. - Fienyx: Just Us

Art is more vital now than ever to the process of turning hurt into healing.
. Hip Hop

Oakland Hip Hop Icon. - Zion I: Kali Yuga

A compression of political acuity, personal revelation, and deep groove.
. Electronic

Folk and Electronic Slow Funk. - Joel Ansett: Cadillac

You can keep your fancy cars. Joel is here to get real.
. Hip Hop

Afrobeat Dance Vibe. - The Uprise ft. MC Hollywood: Picasso

Combines a weakness for twerking with assorted eye-candy and a groove that won’t quit.
. Instrumental

Instrumental Hip Hop. - imagiro: i woke up and i was happy

A personal invitation to enjoy the flavors of polyrhythm and instrumental hip hop, with a touch of morning optimism.
. Hip Hop

Hip Hop from Ohio. - Big Head Bandz: Just Another Day

Elevates the beauty and the infinite presence of femininity as the root-and-flower of existence.
. Hip Hop

Alternative Hip Hop. - De'Wayne Jackson: Family Tree

A testament to the meeting between truth and motivation that can pull someone out of the darkness.
. Hip Hop

Brighton Hip-Hop from RumCom. - Gi3MO: But Still

Here’s to another decade of great music and heavy drinking.