Refers to Japanese Hip-hop
(Nip from Nippon, the native word for Japan
and Hop from Hip-hop
) as well as a general reference
to any Asian Hip-hop
artist or group.
While similar in most ways
to western Hip-hop
groups tend use a "softer" mix of R&B, Rock, and Pop music
along with multiple
MCs and/or vocals. This is due in large part to the lack of an established fan base for "true" Hip-hop
, though it is gaining popularity.
Examples of Nip-hop artists: TERIYAKI BOYZ (featured on the F&F: Tokyo Drift OST), Zeebra
(considered to be one of the first
"true" Japanese rappers), K Dub Shine, Aquarius, RIZE, Rhymester, Dabo, Dragon Ash, Seamo, Back-On, M-flo, Rip-Slyme, three Nation, Home Made Kazoku
(their songs are featured in several popular anime titles)