Lyrical genre that arose in the early 1980s to talk about the lifestyle of poverty, drugs, sex, guns and street fashions in the inner city urban ghettos of New York and Los Angeles. Usually rapped, or rhythmically spoken, but sometimes sung, hip-hop often features DJs or "scratch artists" who mix vinyl discs on twin turntables as an integral part of performance. Commercially released hip-hop recordings commonly sample, or borrow from, previously made recordings. Some hip-hop music has reached mainstream culture status in television commercials and awards programs, but "gangsta" rappers seem determined to maintain an aura of defiance and outrageousness much as some rockers go out of their way to cultivate a reputation for bad taste. Notable artists include Run D.M.C., Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dog, and Eminem.
Information about down south artists like Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Master P, Lil Troy, Mystikal. Also new audio, lyrics, release dates, freestyle competitions and unreleased albums.
Online videos, streaming audio and artist information.
Directory of over 400 rap and hiphop links, including bands and artists, record labels, stores, magazines, audio and video.
News, reviews, interviews, articles, charts and message boards.
Features artist pages, chat, message board, reviews, charts, photos, and underground store.
Westcoast gangsta rap news and information. Features biographies, discographies, pictures, lyrics, wallpapers and audio.
Home of the Electronic Urban Report (EUR)
Message board and top 10 raps.
Streaming audio, news, freestyle and chat room, artwork, backgrounds, wallpaper, and reviews.
Offers news, audio, reviews, lyrics, videos and a fan forum.
Features mixtapes and exclusives from top artists in streaming audio, including release dates and the latest news.
Watch hip hop artists compete for studio time. Also has poetry competitions and graffiti contests.
Up to date news, reviews, and one of the biggest collection of hip hop Links.
News, articles, album reviews, artist profiles and online store.
Search engine dedicated to Hip-Hop culture. Includes artist news, forum, and a store.
Industry news, interviews, videos and samples.
News, pictures, gossip, concert information, reviews, multimedia, and links on rap music stars.
News and information on the music and artists in hip-hop, rap and rhythm and blues.
Urban search engine providing information on Hip-Hop, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Dance, artist information, and top sites programs.
Album reviews, sound files, and forum.
News, links, message board, interviews and reviews from mainly Southern and West Coast artists.
Sound and video files, pictures and discography for old school artists, battles and the artists; EPMD, LL Cool J and The Fat Boys.
Pictures, multimedia, free e-mail and fan forum.
A virtual resource for Hiphop scholars, teachers, activists, and anyone else who wants to use Hiphop to empower individuals and communities.
Includes interviews, news, reviews, release dates, and charts.
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