A term that is often used as an insult directed at certain rappers whose songs are constantly played on mainstream radio and MTV, and top the Billboard charts, and who rap about softer, less-threatening subjects which include how rich they are, how they want to please their girlfriends, partying at clubs, drinking champagne (Cry-Stal), and how rich they are. Their music is mostly listened to by young, white surbaban teenage girls, which adds to the criticism since apparently, white people are afraid of rap music if it's too rough. So this is considered the white-friendly alternative. Artists attacked for this include Nelly, 50 Cent, P. Diddy, and Ja Rule. Hilariously considered "Not Real Hip-Hop" by some African-American and Hispanic rap fans. It IS actual hip-hop, just attacked because apparently rappers aren't allowed to become sucess ful, make lots of money, and have their music played alot.
Yo, Nelly ain't real hip-hop! Real hip-hop is Talib Kweli, Mos Def, and De La Soul! That shit is hip-pop!