Abstracthiphop is a genre of hip hop that eschews many of the conventions of typical hip hop. Lyrically, artists tend to focus on more abstract ideas such as existentialism or social institutions rather than everyday problems or braggadocio. The language and presentation of these lyrics also tends to avoid the more upfront, visceral language of typical hip hop, instead preferring extensive metaphors and symbolic word choice.
Musically, most abstract artists feature unconventional beats that are akin to those of experimental hip hop. However, abstract hip hop is a genre classification based on lyrical content and not a style of music, which means that the sound of abstract hip hop can vary widely.
Some Rap Songs: Earl Sweatshirt is one of the most avant-garde and experimental rappers in the scene today. His lyrical content is extremely vulnerable as he speaks of his battle with depression and the loneliness of fame.
XXX: Danny Brown is another hip-hop artist that has a very unique outlook on the world of music. He started out rapping and flirting with labels like Roc-A-Fella and G-Unit, but eventually he decided to sign with a label of his own.
His music has been compared to that of Odd Future (which is one of the more popular groups in today’s hip-hop scene). His style has been characterized by his high-pitched, aggressive tone and frenetic delivery. He is also known for using slurs that are usually banned in the rap community and is considered a controversial figure in the hip-hop scene.