hip-hop (uncountable)

  1. An Afro-American urban youth culture based on rap music, breakdancing etc.
    • 2007, James McBide, Hip-Hop Planet, National Geographic (April 2007), 106,
      "...not knowning as they strolled through the doors of the community center near Bambaataa's mother's apartment that they were writing musical history. Among them was an MC named Lovebug Starski, who was said to utter the phrase 'hip-hop' between breaks in time."
  2. (music) A form of popular and dance music featuring strong percussion and a powerful rhythm, usually accompanied by rapping.

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