West Coast hip hop

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West Coast hip hop
Stylistic originsHip hop
Cultural originsMid-1980s, California, United States
Typical instrumentsBass - rapping - drum machine - sampler - synthesizer
Derivative formsHyphy
Subgenres
Underground hip hop - Gangsta rap - G-funk - Chicano rap
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West Coast hip hop is a style of hip hop music that originated in California in the early 1980s. It has since grown into a major force in hip hop and has developed several creative centers. West Coast hip hop musicians include 2pac, Snoop Dogg, and Xzibit.