Hip-Hop Subgenres

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Alternative Hip-Hop


Alternative Hip-Hop consists of all styles of hip-hop that have not been identified as mainstream. AllMusic defines it as follows: "Alternative rap refers to hip hop groups that tend not to conform to any of the traditional forms of rap, such as gangsta, bass, hardcore, pop, and party rap. Instead, they blur genres drawing equally from funk and rock, as well as jazz, soul, reggae, country, electronic, and even folk." Alternative hip-hop started in the 1980s but was overshadowed by Gangsta Rap. It was not until the 2000s that alternative hip-hop re-entered the mainstream and began to blow up.



Notable Alternative Hip-Hop Artists


A$AP Rocky


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Beastie Boys


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Childish Gambino


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Kendrick Lamar


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Mac Miller


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