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Created on: 11 Jan 2012
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Hipster hop, a portmanteau of hipster and hip hop, is a sub-genre of alternative hip hop, or, more specifically, "indie rock-informed hip-hop".It is also known as hipster rap.According to critic Matt Preira, writing in the Miami New Times, hipster-hop constitutes a "discernable transition in rap music," one which incorporates elements of hipster culture. Preira claims that it is "a brewing microgenre poised to take the mainstream by storm". Chicago Reader critic Miles Raymer says that hipster rappers "screw around with old school signifiers," but that hipster rap "embodies the same sort of utopian, big-tent ideal that old-school hip-hop did." According to Raymer, it works the "leading edge of the interplay between rap music and dance music," while being defined by hipsteresque fashions and attitudes. In summary, hipster rap is characterized by a blurring of the lines between "'pure' rap, hip-hop, R&B, pop, and rock".Critics have often associated it with Seattle, Washington groups such as Mad Rad and Champagne Champagne, although the latter denies that their music falls into the genre.Popular hipster hop artists include OFWGKTA, Lil B, The Knux, Theophilus London, Childish Gambino, Kid Sister, Kreayshawn, XV, Chiddy Bang, Das Racist, Air Dubai, Asher Roth and Kanye West.Beck's song Clock, from Stray Blues, has been called "deadpan hipster-hop" by Allmusic.

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  • skajunge

    most ridiculous group on lastfm

    24 Jun 2012 Reply
  • kraaviec

    jay-z and kanye are reaaaaallyyyyy hipster. You're right. Nobody knows them.

    9 Jun 2012 Reply
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