East Coast hip hop

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East Coast hip hop
Stylistic originsHip hop, dancehall, toasting, R&B, disco, funk, jazz
Cultural originsLate 1970s New York City
Typical instrumentsDrum machine, drum kit, turntables, rapping, sampler, brass, piano, human beatboxing
Mainstream popularityBecame prominent during the 1980s; maintained popularity through to the 1990s.[1]
Regional scenes
New York City - Philadelphia - New Jersey - Boston - Baltimore - Washington, D.C. - Virginia Beach - Rochester - Toronto - Pittsburgh
Other topics
Roots of hip hop - Hip hop culture - Timeline of hip hop - Old school hip hop - The golden age of hip hop - Five Percent Nation - East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry

East Coast hip hop or East Coast rap is a type of hip hop music that comes from the East Coast of the United States It originated in New York. A notable East Coast rapper is 50 Cent.

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  1. Genre: East Coast Rap. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-03-01.