Hip hop is a musical genre which developed alongside hip hop culture, defined by key stylistic elements such as rapping, DJing, sampling, scratching and beatboxing. Hip hop began in the Bronx in New York City in the 1970s, primarily among African Americans and Jamaican Americans, with some Latino influences.
The term rap is often used synonymously with hip hop, but hip hop denotes the practices of an entire subculture. Hip hop arose when DJs began isolating the percussion break from funk or disco songs for audiences to dance to. .