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Alternative Rap

Alternative Rap refers to Hip-Hop groups that refuse to conform to any of the traditional stereotypes of rap, such as gangsta, bass, hardcore, and party rap. Instead, they blur genres - drawing equally from funk and pop/rock, as well as jazz, soul, reggae, and even folk. It may sample music from other sources such as rock and roll, have frequent use of guitars or other live instruments, or incorporate blues or jazz.