Abstracthiphop is a genre of rap music that explores non-traditional subject matters, and uses a variety of creative styles to express these ideas. The genre also features a wide range of vocal styles and lyrical techniques to create its unique sound.
The genre emerged in the United States in the late 1970s and became a global force during the 1990s. It is one of the most influential cultural forms today. Hip hop appears at a time of heightened global attention to the black American struggle for racial and social justice.