Definition of 'hip-hop'
Example sentences containing 'hip-hop'
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You go into a dimly lit room with hip-hop and R&B music and you punch bags. The Sun (2016)The first man to successfully fuse hip-hop and country music? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The writers have dispensed entirely with the usual gangster clichés of rap and hip-hop. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The hip-hop fan used rap in class to teach. The Sun (2012) Pop and hip-hop have taken a hammering since downloading took off. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One is a young man obsessed with rap and hip-hop who looks after his sick mother at home. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Soft hip-hop music was playing from a speaker next to a row of arty portraits of people dressed in their work clothes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Our hometown, which has a great hip-hop scene. The Sun (2011)Once an underground scene, hip-hop is mainstream now. The Sun (2011)You might expect the Dragons to write off hip-hop music as being just a lot of noise. The Sun (2011)China has accomplished what millions of disapproving parents could not: tamed hip-hop music. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But they are looking forward to the chance to rap with British hip-hop artists. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Rap music or "hip-hop" has proved to be one of the most enduring and controversial forms of music to emerge in the past two decades. Sociology (1995)And it is really only good for those into hip-hop or dance music, as it works using loops. The Sun (2009)With an expanding legion of youth and young adults identifying with hip-hop culture, its societal influence is hard to ignore. Christianity Today (2000)I'm surrounded by the positive effects of hip-hop culture. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'hip-hop'
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Translations for 'hip-hop'
British English: hip-hop NOUN
Hip-hop is a form of popular culture which started among young black people in the United States in the 1980s. It includes rap music and graffiti art.
Definition of hip-hop from the Collins English Dictionary
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