Abstract Hip Hop is a genre of music that combines elements of experimental and avant-garde sounds with traditional hip hop beats. It is characterized by its unconventional production techniques, abstract and often surreal lyrical content, and use of samples from a wide range of sources.
Abstract hip-hop emerged from the underground hip-hop scene in the 2000s and is a form of hip-hop that eschews many of the conventions of the genre. The lyrical content is often more abstract, focusing on existentialism and social institutions rather than everyday problems or braggadocio.
This genre is a reflection of a social, political, and economic condition that has shaped the music and culture it represents. It is a tool for marginalized youth to reflect on their experiences. It has also become a source of inspiration and expression for global audiences.
Historically, this music has been used to express feelings and emotions through rhythms, harmony, and repetition. However, rap music has also been stigmatized in the United States and Europe as being a form of gangster-like behavior, and a means of subversion and exploitation of the working class.
Today, a lot of rappers are trying to make hip-hop a more personal and relevant art form. For example, artists like Earl Sweatshirt, a member of Odd Future, are making songs that explore their extreme vulnerability and their battle with depression.
Tyler, the Creator, is another artist who has taken a similar approach. His latest album, “Igor,” debuted at number one on the Billboard chart last month. On “Igor,” he explores the angst that comes with success, particularly the romantic challenges that it brings.