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As the vast world of Hip Hop musics continue to fuse with various genres worldwide, we witness a cross over. Now more than ever, new innovative styles of Hip Hop have become a result of this evolution. Sub-genres are formulated, listeners who wouldn't regularly lend an ear, open themselves and new Hip Hop derived sounds become available to the world. 

With different kinds of Hip Hop Musics leading the international music scene in popularity, the Hip Hop genre is the only category of music that has fused every kind of music together and is still evolving. From Electro Hop to Country Rap, Hip Hop musics have become extremely dynamic and is accepted in pretty much every country of the world where there is music.

As information grows, the internet becomes overly packed with personal opinions and nonsense, the line where genres are defined is blurred and interest is lost.

HipHopLifted.com strives to make that line clear again, so we have developed a simple, yet long list of genres and sub-genres of the many Hip Hop musics of the world for our readers and listeners to easily browse and understand the music.

Alternative Hip Hop Musics 

Artists include: Gorillaz, Macklemore, Kanye West, Beastie Boys, Odd Future, A Tribe Called Quest, Yelawolf and Childish Gambino.

Avant-Garde Hip Hop Musics

Artists include: cLOUDDEAD, Death Grips, Shabazz Palaces, Freestyle Fellowship, Busdriver and Beans.


Artists include:  Afrika Bambaataa, Cybotron, Davy DMX, Deekline, Dynamix II, Nubreed, and Whodini

Britcore (UK Hardcore)

Artists include: Derek B, Hardnoise, Hijack, Huntkillbury Fin, Killa Instinct, Shaka Shazam, Son of Noise, The Icepick and The Criminal Minds.

British Rap

Artists include: Derek B, Devlin, Mic Righteous, Giggs, No Lay, Lowkey, Akala, Skepta, Young MC, TY, Sindecut, Klashnekoff and Lady Sovereign.

British Rap (Old School)

Artists include: Dominant Force, Johnny M.C., Tony D, MC Merlin, Katch 22, Dynametrix, TY, Insane MacBeth, Sub-Zeez, Ruffstylz and Sindecut.

Boom Bap

Artists included: A Tribe Called Quest, Joey Bada$$, KRS-One, EPMD, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Gang Starr, Marley Marl and Das Efx.

Bounce (New Orleans)

Artists include: Big Freedia, MC T. Tucker, DJ Jubilee, Big Tymers, Hot Boy Hoffa, The Hot Boyz and  Emynd.

Chap Hop

Artists included: Professor Elemental, Mr.B the Gentleman Rhymer, Poplock Holmes and Natalie Ross.

Chicano Rap

Artists included: Mellow Man Ace, A Lighter Shade of Brown, Kid Frost, Cypress Hill, Mr Criminal, Lil Rob, Mr. Capone-E and Python The Bigg$hot.

Chopped and Screwed

Artist inlcude: DJ Screw, Bun B, Pimp C, Chamillionaire, Three Six Mafia and 8 Ball & MJG.


Artists include: Bone Thugs 'N' Harmony, Tech N9ne, Busta Rhymes, Twisted Insane, Twista, Dalima, Krizz Kaliko and Mac Lethal.

Christian Hip Hop Musics

Artists include: LaCrae, 116 Clique, Stephen Wiley, Derek Minor, Trip Lee, Andy Mineo, Tedashii and DMX.

Contemporary R&B

Artists Include: Usher, Genuine, Dru Hill, Trey Songs, Frank Ocean, Chris Brown, Erykah Badu, Rihanna, Ne-Yo and Miguel. 

Conscious Hip Hop Musics

Artists include: The Roots, Dead Prez, Common, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Kendrick Lamar, KRS-One, 2-Pac, Logic, Akala, Hopsin and Atmosphere.


Artists include: Yelawolf, Bubba Sparxx, The Bellamy Brothers, Jawga Boyz, Swamprats, The Kuntry Boyz, Danny Boone and Demun Jones.


Artists include: Lil Jon, Three Six Mafia, The East Side Boyz, Lil' Scrappy, Bone Crusher, Ying Yang Twins, Petey Pablo and Young Bloodz.

Cloud Rap

Artists include:  A$AP Rocky, A$AP Mob, Flatbush Zombies, SpaceGhostPurrp, cLOUDDEAD, Clams Casino and Post Malone.


Artists included: Chief Keef, D.Bo, GMEBE, Boss Top, Slim Jesus, Fredo Santana, Capo and Lil' Herb.

East Coast Rap

Artists include: Nas, Notorious B.I.G., A$AP Mob, Wu-Tang Clan, Joey Bada$$, Dipset, Troy Ave, Mobb Deep, Big L and Big Pun.

Electro Hop

Artists include: Cybotron, Black Eyed Peas, Nikki Minaj, LMFAO, Matronix, Planet Patrol, Hashim and Afrika Bambaataa.

Experimental Hip Hop Musics

Artists include: Tyler, the Creator, Aesop Rock, J Dilla, Earl Sweatshirt, A$AP Rocky, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and Danny Brown.

Freestyle Rap

Artists include: Eminem, Blind Fury, Jin, Eyedea, Common, The Saurus, King Los, Dizaster, Childish Gambino, Logic, Kendrick Lamar, Big L and Black Thought.


Artists include: Above the Law, Dr.Dre, Too Short, Eazy E, DJ Quik, Nate Dogg, Dove Shack, Spice 1, DPG, Celly Cell and New Breed of Hustlas.

Gangsta Rap

Artists Include: N.W.A., Ice-T, South Central Cartel, DMX, Bone Thugs 'N' Harmony and Lil' Half Dead.

Ghetto House

Artists include: Discloser, D.F.X., DJ Funk, DJ Godfather, DJ Omega, DJ Boogie, Adonis and DJ Deeon.

Ghetto tech

Artists include: Chi Boogie, Dj Spinn, Disco D, Deichkind, Thunderheist, Starski and Clutch, DJ Godfather, DJ PJ and Traxman.

Glitch Hop

Artists include: At Dawn We Rage, Droptek, Skrillex, Freddy Todd, Sugarpunch, Au5, Draper and Spoonbill.


Artists include: Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Skepta, JME, Lethal Bizzle, Saskilla, Kano, Ghetts, Tempa T, P Money, Big Narstie and Stormzy.

Hardcore Hip Hop Musics

Artists include: Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang, Necro, Immortal Technique, Jedi Mind Tricks, Tech N9ne, Brotha Lynch, Bone Thugs 'N' Harmony, MOP and Eminem.

Hip Hop Soul

Artists Include: The Roots, Lauryn Hill, TLC, 2Pac, Akon, Mary J. Blige and 112.

Hip House

Artists include: DJ E-Z Rock, Rob Base, Jungle Brothers, The Streets, Far East Movement and The Black Eyed Peas.


Artists include: K.K. Kabobo, Abrewa Nana, Tic Tac, Deeba, Gyedu Blay Amboiley, VVIP, Jay Q, Reginald Ossei and Chief G.


Artists include: Geto boys, ICP, Necro, Dr. Jeckyll, Mr. Hyde, Ganksta N-I-P, Gravediggaz, Bone Thugs 'N' Harmony, Flatlinerz and D12.


Artists include: Keak Da Skeak, E-40, Turf Talk, Too Short, Yukmouth, Messy Marv, Mac Dre and  Iamsu!

Igbo Rap

Artists include: Phyno, Tidinz, Slow Dogg, P-Square, Blackgate, IcePrince, Jhybo, The Go! and Zoro.

Industrial Hip Hop Musics

Artists include: Death Grips, Kanye West, Moby, Saul Williams, Non-Aggression Pact, Swamp Terrorists, P.o.w.e.r., Clipping, Scorn, Marz and Penal Colony.

Instrumental Hip Hop Musics

Artists include: J Dilla, MF Doom, Nujabes, Madlib, DJ Krush, DJ Babu and Danny!

Jazz Rap

Artists include: A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, Nujabes, Guru, MC Solaar, J Dilla and The Pharcyde.

Jersey Club

Artists include: DJ Tameil, DJ Flex, DJ Tim Dolla, DJ Black Mic, Mike V and DJ Smallz.

LGBT Hip Hop‎ Musics

Artists include: Angel Haze, Zebra Katz, Cee Smith, Endivisual, Jay Squared, Stud Phamous, The City Boys, JenRO, HOward MOody, Katey Red and Big Freedia.

Low Bap

Artists include: B.D Foxmoor, Totem, Active Member, Xnaria, Flaco, Ramon, Sadahzinia and G.F.N.

Mafioso Rap

Artists include: Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., The L.O.X, Kool G Rap, Noreaga, Jay-Z and Rick Ross.

Miami Bass

Artists include: 2 Live Crew, DJ Smurf, T La Rock, Tag team, Quad City DJ's, Freak Nasty, Duice, 69 Boyz, Earl "The Pearl"Little and 95 South

Modern Club Hip Hop Musics

Artists include: Desiigner, DJ Mustard, Ty Dollar $ign, DJ Khaled, Tyga, 2 Chainz, Chris Brown, Drake and Young Thug.

Nerdcore Hip Hop

Artists include: MC Frontalot, Beastie Boys, Adam WarRock, Mega Ran, Dr. Awkward, Random, Tribe One, Wordburglar and 8 Bit Boys.

New Jack Swing 

Artists include: Wreckx-n-Effect, Doug E. Fresh, Babyface, SWV, LL Cool J, Chubb Rock, Jade, Bell Biv DeVoe and Heavy D & The Boyz.

Parody Rap

Artists include: Weird Al Yankovic, Lil Dicky, Chockolate Drop, Alphacat, Andy Samberg, Ugly God, Deshawn Raw, Ali G, A Squeezy, Mel Brooks and Tyler, the Creator.

Political Hip Hop

Artists include: Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, Public Enemy, Lupe Fiasco, Kendrick Lamar, Jedi Mind Tricks, Queen Latifah, 2Pac, Hopsin, Eminem, The Roots, N.W.A., Mos Def and LowKey. 


Artists include: Wiz Khalifa, Vanilla Ice, G-Eazy, Will Smith, LL Cool J, Drake, Nikki Minaj, Flo Rida, MC Hammer, The Black Eyed Peas and Rae Sremmurd.

Porno Rap

Artists include: 2 Live Crew, Freak Nasty, Tag Team, 69 Boyz, Lil' Kim, Kool Keith, Too Short, Nikki Minaj, Pitbull, Foxy Brown, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Miss Doggystyle and 50 Cent.

Ragga Hip Hop/Jungle

Artists include: General Levy, DJ Xela, Bobby Konders, Lady Apache, London Posse, Kali Ranks, True Culture and Masters at Work.

Rap Rave

Artists include: Die Antwoord, Little Big, SALMO, Dope D.O.D., Scrufizzer and S Curro.

Rap Rock

Artists include: Kid Rock, Eminem, Ice-T, Run-D.M.C., Cypress Hill, Rage Against the Machine and Bloodhound Gang.


Artists include: Limp Bizkit, Kottonmouth Kings, Rage Against the Machine, Bloodhound Gang, Beastie Boys and DC Talk.

Rap Metal

Artists include: Cypress Hill, Ice-T, Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, Run-D.M.C., Esham, Limp bizkit, Crazy Town and Kid Rock.

Snap Rap Music

Artists include: Lil' Jon, Soulja Boy, Yung Joc, Dem Franchise Boys, D4L, Ying Yang Twins, David Banner, Lil' Mama and One Chance.


Artists include: Three Six Mafia, Lil Jon, Goodie Mob, Nelly, Young Buck, 2 Chainz, Childish Gambino, Ludacris, Rich Homie Quan, Travis Porter and Young Thug.


Artists include: Young Jeezy, Shawty Redd, T.I., Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, Waka Flacka , Three Six Mafia, Fetty Wap, Future, 2 Chainz, Migos and Travis Scott.

Trip hop

Artists include: Massive Attack, Lazy 9, DJ Food, Faithless, Gorillaz, FKA Twigs, Sade, Portishead, Bjork and DJ Shadow.


Artists include: DJ Grand Mixer DXT, Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Wizzard Theodore, DJ Jazzy Jeff, A-Trak, X-Ecutioners, DJ Screw, Mix Master Mike and DJ Spooky.

Underground Hip Hop

Artists include: Binary Star, Sage Francis, R.A. The Rugged Man, Aesop Rock, MF Doom, Brother Ali, Immortal Technique, Planet Asian and Zion I.

Urban Pasifika

Artists include: Pieter Tuhoro, Boo Ya Tribe, David Dallas, Dei Hamo, Adeaze, Savage, Nesian Mystik, King Kapisi, Che Fu and Deceptikonz.

West coast Hip Hop

Artists include: Ant Banks, Bloods & Crips, E-40, DPG, Black Hippy, N.W.A, Richie Rich, West Side Connection, Mistah Fab and Xzibit.