Noun. 1. Musical genre often referred to as "Bass and Banjo." It is a Combination of hip hop/rap and country western musical styles. Etymological root: "HIP Hop" and "HONKey Tonk" combination.
Although many music historians believe "Cotton-Eyed Joe" to be the seminal Hip Honk masterpiece, most musicians credit Akon's "Locked Up" to be the first precursor to this style. Toby Keith, although primarily a country western musician, is the most prolific hip honk artist.