West Coast hip hop
|West Coast hip hop|
|Stylistic origins||Hip hop|
|Cultural origins||Mid-1980s, California, United States|
|Typical instruments||Bass - rapping - drum machine - sampler - synthesizer|
|Underground hip hop - Gangsta rap - G-funk - Chicano rap
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.