A major development occurred in the 1980s in modern music with the evolution of hip hop music !
I often hear the term "rap music" also but the artists that I am familiar with such as Eminem, Kanye West, Neneh Cherry, Cypress Hill, Pitbull, Sage Francis, Snoop Dogg and a few others are listed in Wikipedia as hip hop genre artists !
Is there really a music genre known as rap music or is it being misquoted and in reality a part of the hip hop genre ? Also what is the meaning of trip hop ? I've been seeing this genre a lot lately.
As you can see I am a novice to hip hop but I enjoy it from time to time but I am a little confused in the genres !
P.M. Dawn (thanks, recommended by Tiggi) is a hip hop/ r n' b band somewhat in the style of Kanye West I think. I prefer this hip hop & r n' b combination. Who are some good rap???/hip hop/trip hop artists that don't go overboard commercially ?
Thanks to all !