After many attempts made against it by responsible people, the idiom of hip hop may well be on the way out.
“I read articles that say ‘here’s another white girl joining in on the dance party on the grave of hip hop,” she says.
He was a pothead, a devotee of hip hop, a lifeguard, a high school wrestler, an aspiring dentist.
Less than a day old, the new princess of hip hop is already making headlines.
This inauguration is unique because it will include stars from the hip hop community.
But Charlie Rangel, the 22-term Congressman from Harlem, is now a hip hop icon—well, sort of.
The entire weekend was billed as a celebration of “the cultural community inspired by the legacy of hip hop [sic].”
But in the main country artists are far more timid about taking public stands than their counterparts in rock, pop, or hip hop.
Many listen to hip hop and heavy metal, watch illicit satellite TV and yearn for more personal freedoms.
When hip hop music began as soundtracks to parties in the Bronx, the DJ was the more important than the MC.
also hip-hop, music style, first recorded 1982. Reduplication with vowel variation (e.g. tip-top, sing-song); OED reports use of hip hop with a sense of "successive hopping motion" dating back to 1670s. The term in its modern sense comes from its use in the early rap lyrics of the genre, notably Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and The Sugarhill Gang in "Rapper's Delight."
Another name for rap music.
Note: The term hip-hop also refers to the speech, fashions, and personal style adopted by many youths, particularly in urban areas.
Of or pertaining to contemporary black urban youth culture
[1980s+; echoic, said to have originated with a New York disc jockey called Hollywood]