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Hip hop muisic, an aa cried hip-hop,[1][2] rap muisic,[2][3][4] or hip-hop muisic,[2][5] is a muisic genre consistin o a stylized rhythmic muisic that commonly accompanies rappin, a rhythmic an rhymin speech that is chantit.[2]


  1. Merriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from A subculture especially of inner-city youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Encyclopædia Britannica article on rap, retrieved from Rap, musical style in which rhythmic and/or rhyming speech is chanted (“rapped”) to musical accompaniment. This backing music, which can include digital sampling (music and sounds extracted from other recordings), is also called hip-hop, the name used to refer to a broader cultural movement that includes rap, deejaying (turntable manipulation), graffiti painting, and break dancing.
  3. AllMusic article for rap, retrieved from
  4. Harvard Dictionary of Music article for rap, retrieved from CredoReference
  5. Encyclopædia Britannica article on hip-hop, retrieved from Hip-hop, cultural movement that attained widespread popularity in the 1980s and ’90s; also, the backing music for rap, the musical style incorporating rhythmic and/or rhyming speech that became the movement’s most lasting and influential art form.