A forked genre fused with the lyrical floetry of rap, laced with the smooth blend of hip-hop, crossed with the hard acoustic sounds of guitar and drums, creating the "rock & roll" feel. Most popular subgenres include rap rock, rap metal, and rapcore. While very similar to rap rock, Hip-Rock comes a little more smoother on the hip hop side blending the common recipe of rap and hip hop while pushing the rock aspect to the forefront to create a broader fan base. Hip-Rock is not an artist's primary genre, rather a cross-over from hip hop to to rock to create a unique product; or a collaboration with a rocker and a hip-hop artist.
When Young Chizz teamed up with his rocker to create "Zebra Music", this awesome song was not hip hop, and it wasn't rock; it was Hip-Rock!