Abstract hip hop is a genre of music which eschews many of the conventions of typical hip hop, combining lyrical content that is much more abstract than what would be considered conventional within the genre. This typically involves extensive metaphors, symbolic word choice, and cryptic meanings.
The genre has gained popularity in the underground hip hop scene during the 2000s and features a fusion of unconventional production techniques, experimental and avant-garde sounds, and lyrical content that is primarily focused on sociological issues, often incorporating elements of jazz, funk, soul, and electronic music. It has also become an important tool for marginalized youth worldwide to express their thoughts and feelings, which has led to it being commodified and popularised for global consumption.
Earl Sweatshirt’s Some Rap Songs is an album that is both sonically and emotionally experimental. Throughout the album, abrupt cut-offs in the sound are paired with sudden and intense emotions that are both sad and sweet.
This album is a great starting point for those who are new to the genre as the lyrical content is very abstract and cryptic which makes it an interesting listen for all types of audiences. This is also a very emotional album as it deals with issues such as depression and the loneliness of fame which are rarely seen in hip hop.
The samples used in this pack are all carefully processed and ready to use for your Hip Hop or Trip Hop productions. The pack includes all sorts of drums, percussions, basslines and vocal cuts that will help you create fresh and sharp hip hop or break beat tracks.