Alternative hip hop
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Alternative hip hop is a subgenre of hip hop music that encompasses the wide range of styles of hip hop that have not become identified as mainstream. Allmusic defines it as follows: Alternative rap refers to hip hop groups that tend not to conform to any of the traditional stereotypes of rap, such as gangsta, bass, hardcore, pop, and party rap. Instead, they blur genres - drawing equally from funk and rock, as well as jazz, soul, reggae, country, electronica, and even folk.
- also known as Underground Rap
- subgenre of East Coast hip hop, West Coast hip hop, Hip hop music
- subgenre: Jazz rap
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