What is Hip Hop Music?

Hip Hop is a genre of popular music developed by African Americans and Latino Americans in Bronx, New York City in the 1970s. It consists of stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted.

History of Hip Hop
Hip hop began as a musical genre and a culture in the 1970s when block parties became increasingly popular in New York City, particularly among African American youth residing in the Bronx.
Hip hop music was not officially recorded for play on radio or television until 1979. The 1980s marked the diversification of hip hop and spread all over the world. Through, the 1990s Hip hop became a best-selling genre and the top-selling music genre by 1999. The "bling era" lasted between the 1990s to mid-2000s and from the mid-late 2010s and early 2020s, subgenres such as trap and mumble rap have become the most popular form of hip hop.