Genres & Styles
A Guide to Hip-Hop Genres and Styles
Stylistically, hip-hop music is a celebration of diversity. No two great MCs sound alike, because their musical stylings are products of different environments and attitudes. Here's a brief rundown of hip-hop genres and the key artists within each genre.
What exactly is conscious rap?
Battle rap is one of the most original forms of hip-hop.
"Crunk" was derived from the combination of two words.
East Coast Hip-Hop
Learn more about the east coast style of hip-hop.
Gangsta rap is one of the most condemned forms of hip-hop.
What is hyphy?
Snap Music is a form of rap that originated in Atlanta, GA. Snap is gradually replacing Crunk Music.
Southern rap is one of the most popular forms of hip-hop.