Experimental hip hop

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Experimental hip hop is a sub-genre of hip hop that employs structural elements typically considered unconventional in traditional hip hop music. While most experimental hip hop incorporates turntablism and is produced electronically, some artists have introduced acoustic elements to the music to facilitate it being performed live.[citation needed]

Experimental hip hop is typically believed to have originated during hip hop's "golden age",[not in citation given] usually thought of as occurring from the mid-1980s and the mid-1990s, a time that many fans and critics believe that hip hop was at the peak of its diversity, quality, innovation, and influence.[1]

Left-field hip hop is a union of rap and electronica in which the emphasis is placed more on the producer than the rapper or emcee.[2]

The Sacramento based Hip-Hop group Death Grips is considered to be a Experimental hip-hop group. [3]

See also


  1. ^ Campbell, K.E. (2005). Gettin' our groove on: rhetoric, language, and literacy for the hip hop generation, Wayne State University Press
  2. ^ "Rap » Alternative Rap » Left-Field Hip-Hop". Retrieved November 10, 2014. Straddling that line between rap and electronica, left-field hip-hop is a producer's art rather than an MC's, with the emphasis placed more on the perfect beat than the perfect rhyme.
  3. ^ "Are Death Grips the Most Important Hip-Hop Act of the Decade?". Highsnobiety. June 21, 2018.
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