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hip-hop Rap music and its associated culture, originating in New York in the early 1980s. The music is characterized by a strong drumbeat, percussive ‘scratching’ of vinyl records, and rap vocals.

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hip-hop

hip-hop • n. a style of popular music of U.S. black and Hispanic origin, featuring rap with an electronic backing.

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hip-hop

hip-hop: see rap music.

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"hip-hop." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. 28 Jun. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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