Hip-hop, also spelled hip hop or hiphop is a rhythm focused popular music style, originating from New York in the 70s. The term rap is sometimes used synonymously with hip-hop music. Hip-hop arose when DJs began isolating the percussion break from funk or disco songs for audiences to dance to. It is now seen as a worldwide and popular genre ranging from American Mainstream (e.g. Eminem, Lil Wayne) to British Undergound (e.g. Wiley, EMC Junkie etc) Read more on Last.fm.