having amazing sexual abilities and/or skills, sexual know how
You know a man has hip-appeal by the way his woman walks.
Music made to appeal to MTV and pop audiences.
i.e. Hip Pop is: Soulja Boi, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, T.I., Kanye West, new Jay-Z, T-Pain, and anyone on sucker free for the most part.
Where hip-hop enthusiasts who don't mind some more extravagance will go for the good shit. Not necessarily limited to Japanese lyrics(in fact, quite a bit of J-Rap artists out there will feature English-speaking lyricists in their songs if not a remix), Japanese hip-hop is more focused on pleasant, jazzy, and exotic beats, usually involving the piano or other instruments.
It is very different from US hip-hop(even from a lot of underground artists), but there's a certain beauty to it that may make it almost as(if not, even more) appealing than the typical underground artist. It's obviously an acquired taste, so it may not appeal to everyone.
If you want to get into Japanese hip-hop, start with the likes of Nujabes. From there, you can branch into artists like Nomak, Shing02, Shin-Ski, Martiangang, DJ Mitsu the Beats, etc.
Person A: Hey, what are you listening to?
Person B: Nujabes - High 2 Lows ft. Cise Starr. Dope track.
Person A: Whoa...this sounds way different than what I normally listen to. I don't see much hip-hop out there with a piano flow like this! I'm feeling this!
Person B: You just got a taste of Japanese hip-hop.
When used ironically, used by young artists (teens-30) to refer to work that will convince 30-40 year old money people that it will appeal to young people; not necessarily what the young artist or his/her young audience wants, but what the money people feel they should want.
"How's the mural on the coffeehouse wall coming?"
"The backer drove in from the suburbs and said it wasn't hip enough, so now I've got to put in a bunch of oldstyle stuff so he'll think it'll appeal to young people."
The band is young, intellectual, and hip=a 40-year-old rock critic can't fit into their jeans, but gets their inside jokes, and would have loved them when he was twenty.
Publisher (who is fifty) to a roomful of 20 year old writers and editors: we've got to remake the mag into something hip that will appeal to 20 somethings. Writer (after he goes): So is hip the new lame? Editor: No, hip is what we'd like if we liked what he'd like us to like.
Slang term referring to a fan of alternative and underground hip-hop
Little Brother is beginning to appeal to both the mainstream and backpacker crowds
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In homage to hip-hop's empirical formula - one DJ & one MC, and duos such as Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Gangstarr and Blackalicious, the Blue Scholars embody the chemistry that made these groups so consistent not only on wax, but live on stage as well. What results is the blend of poetic, raw vocal delivery with melodic boom-bap and turntablism, painted with politics and preservation. Residing where the hustle and the struggle coincide, Blue Scholars craft the soundtrack for everyday folks with everyday problems seeking everyday release.
After dropping one full-length album (Blue Scholars LP, 2005) and an EP (The Long March, 2005) the Blue Scholars have emerged as the latest in a long line of torchbearers for Seattle and greater Pacific Northwest hip-hop scene. The duo formed in early 2002 after ciphers and sessions in a makeshift attic-bedroom-studio in Seattle's University District, where emcee Geologic and DJ/producer Sabzi came from vastly different musical approaches to collide. One a distinguished battle emcee and poet, the other a former punk/ska drummer and jazz-trained pianist, the duo's backgrounds laid the foundation for a versatile combination of beats and rhymes at once political and personal.
Since 2002, the duo has become renowned live show veterans, rocking nearly 200 shows with the likes of De La Soul, Immortal Technique, The Coup, Zion I, One Be Lo, Soul Position, Slick Rick and Spearhea...
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