Written by Jaron Lewis
Let’s be real, hip hop has long been the trendsetting genre. When it happens in rap culture, the world hears it, they see it and they embrace it. Hip hop has been around for over 4 decades and the fashion, bling, and phrases have become part of the mainstream.
Rap has been fused with rock, a la Linkin Park, and even been combined with country to great effect when Nelly and Tim McGraw joined forces. Whether you are a rapper, or a producer, there are plenty of new music trends that you need to keep in mind.
We saw several new music genres in 2016. There was Dark Bass, which combines Trip Hop, Industrial and Bass music. Progressive Heavy Electro Rock, which fuses EDM with Metal and Rock. Air Pop that mingles Pop, Ambient, and Trip Hop. Glitch Soulazz which is a unique blend of Jazz, Blues, and Electronic Music. Country Dance, which is exactly what it sounds like. Mumble rap, which led by the new age rap artists such as Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert and Desiigner.
What does 2017 hold for the music world? More specifically Rap and Hip Hop music. Expect more beef, more collaborating, and heavier beats and instrumentals.