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Hip Hopname (-0.858)
A highly controversial form of music. This is divided into two main categories: "old-school hip-hop," and "new-school hip-hop."

“Old-school hip-hop” refers to the time when this particular genre of music came into widespread popularity. This was the time in which the artist had to strive to make excellent songs in order to expand the number of people that chose to listen to the music. This is often referred to as “the good old days of hip-hop.”

“New-school hip-hop” is entirely different from “Old-school hip-hop.” The main difference is the lack of talent and time required to make a ‘hit.’ The art of making a hip-hop song in this new age is simple:

1) Create a catchy melody of short duration (minimum of 1 second, maximum of 8). Repeat this melody throughout the entire song, without a break. It is permitted to change the octave of the melody, and any instrument (including a voice) is acceptable. The only rules this melody must adhere to is that it is a) short, and b) repetitive.

2) Write the lyrics. The lyrics must pertain to one or more of the following subjects:

a) partying
b) how much money the artist has
c) how famous the artist is
d) how attractive the subject female (or more rarely, male) is, and the features which cause that attraction
e) what position and method of sex the artist did with, or wants to do to, the subject female (or male)

3) The song MUST be repetitive to the point of annoyance and it must take no longer than 30 minutes to completely write the music and lyrics.

Those not making the clear distinction between when hip-hop was widely-considered good and its current state (extremely poor), are just as closed-minded and pathetic as those who listen to hip-hop in its current state and actually draw enjoyment from it.
Here's a list of monotonous new-age hip hop:
Cassie - Me and U
Akon - Smack That
Nelly Furtado - Say it Right
and many, MANY more
by Defender0fConsciousThinking February 14, 2007
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hip hopdrugs (-1.188)
Hip Hop is an art form that includes deejaying cuttin' & scartchin' emceeing/rappin', break dancing and graffiti art. These art forms as we know them today originated in the South Bronx section of New York City around the mid 1970s. Hip Hop has thrived within the subculture of Black and Puerto Rican communities in New York and is now just recently beginning to enjoy widespread exposure. From a sociological perspective, Hip Hop has been one of the main contributing factors that helped curtail gang violence due to the fact that many adults found it preferable to channel their anger and aggressions into these art forms which eventually became the ultimate expression of one's self.

The Godfather of Hip Hop is Afrika Bambaattaa. The world's oldest, largest and most respected grass roots of hip hop. He created an organization called the Universal Zulu Nation. Hip Hop culture is a positive tool for social change. The inception of Hip Hop culture in the Bronx was during the early 1970's; it has been a vehicle for breaking down racial barriers on a world wide level. Hip Hop is a means for overcoming challenges, and a means for teaching awareness and knowledge, inspiration and wisdom. During the 70's, Hip Hop was a celebration of life, gradually developing to form a cultural movement as a result of its dynamic energy and momentum. Hip Hop culture has greatly influenced the entertainment world with its creative contributions in music, dance, art, poetry, and fashion. Hip Hop is the vehicle to deliver innumerable lessons and
continues to provide for unity, love, respect, and responsibility.

Due to the medias lack of knowledge about the whole of the Hip Hop culture, many of our world's youth are mistaken in thinking that activities such as: smoking blunts, drinking 40's, wearing a designer label plastered across their chest, carrying a gun, or going to strip clubs, are "Hip Hop". Hip Hop is being portrayed negatively by many artists who work in the element of Rap and this negativity is usually instigated and promoted by the record industry and various other corporations who exploit the culture at the expense of the youth's state of mind and morality.
D.J. Afrika Bambaattaa and the Universal Zulu Nation, Cool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, the Cold Crush Brothers, Cool Clyde and Lightnen Lance, Nolie Dee, Maria Davis and Mytika Davis are true inspirations to Hip Hop.
by Arabiia May 14, 2005
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hip-hopdrugs (-0.002)
"hip-hop" slang word for cocaine or llello
gangsta> ay yo you wanna buy some hip-hop?

white kid> uh.. na

gangsta> shiit, saggin yo pants dont want no hip-hop?

white kids friend> what the fuck is hip-hop? was he talkin about music? whatever lets go back to da crip, nahmean?
by kriegz July 20, 2006
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Hip-Hopname (-0.762)
What urban music was before ganster's got their hands on microphones. Known for smooth, soothing beats; intelligent, sincere rhymes; and a solid representation of urban life. Most commonly from areas in and around New York City. (See A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul.)
I love to chill to the sounds of Tribe and other hip-hop artists.
by Anonymous December 09, 2002
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Rap is what ya sing, hiphop is what you live.
Do graffiti, breakdance, rappin, ... everything in connection with rap
by gpos July 12, 2004
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hip-hopname (-1.228)
Hip-hop is a way of life that started way back in the 80's. It has 4 important elements which are:
MCin/Rappin
DJin
Graffiti
Breakin

This way of life started in the Bronx and spread down to other boroughs. Towards the late 80's it spread all the way to L.A. especially Compton/South Central. This started angsta rap and after that was the bling-bling era (which is what is causin rap to crumble and is whats causin everybody to look at it badly). It sucks that people look at the shit on MTV/BET and judge rap and hip-hop to be shitty music and a shitty way to live. All i got to say is get off your asses and listen to some real rap music
Immortal Technique, Canibus, Jedi Mind Tricks, Mos Def, Nas, Last Emperor, etc.
by Adept March 29, 2005
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Hip Hopname (-1.195)
A culture that thrives on creativity and nostalgia. an artistic response to oppression. a way of expression in word/song. a culture that thrives on creativity and nostalgia. a music art form in words-stories of inner city life often with a message, spoken over beats of music. the culture includes rap and other venture spawned from the hip hop style and culture

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