Northwest hip hop music mixes elements from various genres of music to form a sound different from its southern neighbor, West Coast hip hop. For many years the scene existed mainly as an underground genre, but recently Northwest hip-hop has seen more and more mainstream acceptance, with artists such as Macklemore gaining nationwide attention.
This article summarises the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 1995. Mobb Deep's critically praised The Infamous was an influential album in both the East Coast and hardcore hip hop genres.
The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing and scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks. Provided by Wikipedia under Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-SA 4.0