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In the later half of the s, hip-hop music officially became the most dominate genre in America. And meanwhile, the line between hip-hop and pop has become almost non-existent, as pop music adopted the production, writing, and vocals of rap. But, this year marked a time when the wide influence of hip-hop went even wider.
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Hip hop music , also known as rap music ,  is a genre of popular music developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans and Latino Americans  in the Bronx borough of New York City in the s. It consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping , a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. While often used to refer solely to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. Hip hop as both a musical genre and a culture was formed during the s when block parties became increasingly popular in New York City , particularly among African-American youth residing in the Bronx. At block parties DJs played percussive breaks of popular songs using two turntables and a DJ mixer to be able to play breaks from two copies of the same record, alternating from one to the other and extending the "break". Turntablist techniques such as scratching and beatmatching developed along with the breaks and Jamaican toasting , a chanting vocal style, was used over the beats. Rapping developed as a vocal style in which the artist speaks or chants along rhythmically with an instrumental or synthesized beat. Hip hop music was not officially recorded for play on radio or television until , largely due to poverty during the genre's birth and lack of acceptance outside ghetto neighborhoods.
Chart list of the top most popular rap and hip hop songs on iTunes. To buy and download the songs you must have Apple's iTunes player installed on your system. The top hip hop songs chart is updated daily. Chart of the current best selling top rap and hip-hop tracks on iTunes last updated: Monday, August 31 , am Pacific Time. WAP feat. Megan Thee Stallion Cardi B.