Underground hip hop, underground rap, or undie (to draw comparison to "indie" or independent rock) is an umbrella term for hip-hop and rap music outside the general commercial canon. An umbrella term is a word that provides a Superset or grouping of related concepts also called a Hypernym. Hip hop is a cultural movement which developed in New York City in the 1970s primarily among African Americans and Latinos. Rapping (also known as emceeing, MCing, spitting, or just rhyming) is the Rhythmic spoken delivery of Rhymes wordplay and Independent record labels are the major supplier of underground hip hop, but artists who are not signed to any label represent the independent scene just as much as their signed counterparts. This non-commercialized hip hop is represented through its other elements as well, such as graffiti, b-boying (break dancing), turntablism (djing), freestyle rap, and beatboxing. Graffiti (singular graffito; the plural is used as a Mass noun) is the name for images or lettering scratched scrawled painted or marked in any manner on property Breakdance, breaking, b-boying or b-girling is a Street dance style that evolved as part of the hip hop movement among Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating music using phonograph turntables and a DJ mixer. Freestyle rap is an Improvisational form of Rapping, performed with few or no previously composed Lyrics, which is said to reflect a direct mapping of the
Generally speaking 'underground' artists rap about a different subject matter than their commercial brethren. Songs focus more on personal issues, politics, relationships, and philosophy, and tend to be more introspective and self-critical. However, underground hip hop also has roots in battle rapping, and "shit-talk" songs are quite common, as many underground rappers display the egoism and braggadocio common to rap music. Underground production tend to be diverse, drawing on such musical styles as jazz, funk, electronica, and techno, as well as more traditional hip-hop for beats. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul Electronica includes a wide range of contemporary Electronic music designed for a wide range Techno is a form of Electronic dance music (EDM that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, USA during the mid to late 1980s The music can also be more lyrically diverse and have less repetition than mainstream rap. Some artists also avoid lyrics that are violent, or misogynistic. .
The rise of Underground hip hop can be traced to the history of a few record labels and events during the 1990s, paralleling the creation of gangsta rap. This page indexes the individual year in music pages 2000s For the Ice T album see Gangsta Rap (album. Gangsta rap is a term originated by the mainstream media to describe a certain subgenre At the same time that N.W.A. was pioneering the sound that would become "Gangsta Rap," rappers such as Organized Konfusion and Common were creating the sound which would be later categorized as "Underground. NWA (also known as Niggaz with Attitudes) was a Compton, California -based hip hop group widely considered one of the seminal acts of the Organized Konfusion was an Alternative hip hop duo from Queens New York. Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr (born March 13 1972) better known by his Stage name Common (and previously known as Common Sense) is an " The early 90s saw the creation the Living Legends and Freestyle Fellowship crews, 1994 Fat Beats, 1995 Rhymesayers Entertainment, 1996 Stones Throw, 1997 Anticon, and 1999 Def Jux. The Living Legends crew is a group of eight West Coast Underground hip hop artists based in southern and northern California. Freestyle Fellowship are a rap group from Los Angeles consisting of rappers Aceyalone, Myka Nyne, P Rhymesayers Entertainment is an independent hip hop Record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, co-founded in 1995 Stones Throw Records is an independent hip hop Record label based in California. anticon is a San Francisco Bay Area Independent record label founded in 1997 Definitive Jux is an independent Record label based in New York City, United States. In 1996, Scribble Jam, a hip hop festival which has cultivated the underground scene and launched many of its best-known artists, was organized. Scribble Jam is an annual Hip hop Music festival hosted in Cincinnati Ohio, which has been called "America's Largest Hip Hop Festival The internet also played a very key role in spreading the appeal of underground hip hop to the masses. 1997-1998 saw the rise of audio websites such as UndergroundHipHop. com and file sharing sites like Napster quickly spread the music of indie artists at an unprecedented pace.
If the 1990s saw the formation of underground hip hop, the 2000s saw it reaching mainstream audiences. This page indexes the individual year in music pages 2000s Many artists, such as Cage Kennylz, Aesop Rock, Sage Francis, El-P, Mars ILL, Atmosphere, and Andre Nickatina saw their albums chart on the Billboard 200. Chris Palko, better known by his Stage name Cage, is an American rapper from New York City known for lyrics inspired by his experiences in the Aesop Rock (born Ian Matthias Bavitz on May 11 1976 is an American hip hop artist Paul "Sage" Francis (born November 2, 1977 in Miami Florida) is a hip-hop artist based in Providence, Rhode Island Mars ILL is an Emcee / DJ hip-hop duo from Atlanta Georgia. The duo consists of Gregory Owens ( ManCHILD) and Nathan Corrona ( Atmosphere is an American hip hop duo from Minneapolis Minnesota. Andre Nickatina (formerly known as Dre Dog) is an American Rapper from San Francisco California. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard Rhymesayers Entertainment signed a distribution deal with Warner Music Group in 2007 which allowed several underground artists such as MURS, Abstract Rude, and Grayskul, among others, to be signed with a major label. Warner Music Group (WMG is the third-largest of the "big four" major record labels, the others being Sony BMG, EMI, and Universal This article is about the rapper The acronym MURS is also used for Multi-Use Radio Service. Abstract Rude (reborn Aaron Pointer) is an American Rapper, from Los Angeles CA Grayskul are a hip hop duo from Seattle, WA. Formation In 2003 Onry Ozzborn and JFK, both members of the In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music The late 90s and early 2000's also gave rise to both old and new underground artists such as Cannibal Ox, MF DOOM, J Dilla, Jean Grae, Oldominion, Grayskul, Medusa, and Ill Bill, as many of these artists went on tours and put out mix tapes which led to further popularity. Cannibal Ox (or CanOx is a Hip hop music duo from Harlem, New York City. Daniel Dumile (duːməleɪ is a British born American hip hop artist who has taken on several Stage names in his career most famously MF James Dewitt Yancey ( February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006) better known by his stage name J Dilla or Jay Dee, was an Jean Grae (real name Tsidi Ibrahim) is a hip hop Artist from New York. Grayskul are a hip hop duo from Seattle, WA. Formation In 2003 Onry Ozzborn and JFK, both members of the In Greek mythology, Medusa ( Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa "guardian protectress" was a monstrous Chthonic female character gazing upon William Braunstein (born 1972 better known as Ill Bill, is an American Rapper and Record producer from Brooklyn, New York
Sartwell, C rispin (1998). Crispin Gallegher Sartwell (born 1958 is an American Philosophy professor Anarchist and Journalist. "Rap Music and the Uses Of Stereotype", Act Like You Know: African-American Autobiography and White Identity. University of Chicago: University Of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0226735276.