A Guide to Hip-Hop Sub-genres and Styles
Hip-hop is a celebration of diversity. Here's a brief rundown of hip-hop sub-genres and the key artists within each genre.
Conscious rap is a sub-genre of hip-hop that focuses on creating awareness and imparting knowledge.
Battle rap is one of the most original forms of hip-hop.
Crunk is a high-energy style of rap that originated in the Dirty South.
East Coast Hip-Hop
Learn about the east coast style of hip-hop.
Gangsta rap is essentially hardcore hip-hop.
Hyphy is a regional scene that gained popularity in the Bay Area.
Snap is a fun style of rap that originated in Atlanta.
Southern rap is one of the most popular forms of hip-hop.