- of, relating to, or characteristic of this subculture: the hip-hop generation.
Origin of hip-hop
First recorded in 1985–90
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Examples from the Web for hip-hop
“I think the types of stories we do are very similar to what happened with hip-hop,” says Jones.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical
January 9, 2015
This was a guy from the hip-hop generation and with a perspective that was inextricably linked to that generation.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott
January 4, 2015
The reigning queen of hip-hop treads the boards in her teen years.Nicki Minaj: High School Actress
Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video
December 30, 2014
They even released a (pretty damn weak) hip-hop song on SoundCloud recounting their antics.The Attack on the Hidden Internet
December 29, 2014
Of course, the issue of authenticity in hip-hop is already a complicated minefield for up and coming artists.The Cultural Crimes of Iggy Azalea
December 29, 2014
- a US pop culture movement originating in the 1980s comprising rap music, graffiti, and break dancing
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Another name for rap music.
The term hip-hop also refers to the speech, fashions, and personal style adopted by many youths, particularly in urban areas.
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