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Genre: hardcore hip hop

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Parent Genre: Hip Hop

Hardcore hip hop is a subgenre of hip hop music that is characterized by aggressive and confrontational lyrics, often dealing with themes of violence, crime, and social injustice. The beats are typically hard-hitting and intense, with heavy basslines and sparse instrumentation. This style of hip hop emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and has been associated with artists who are known for their raw and unapologetic approach to rap music. Some of the most influential and iconic figures in hardcore hip hop include those who have been mentioned above.


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Most popular hardcore hip hop albums

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Illmatic
1994
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Grand Champ
2003
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Ready to Die (The Remaster)
1994
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Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) [Expanded Edition]
1993
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The Fix
2002
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Beg For Mercy
2003
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The Infamous
1995
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Music and Me
2001
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B2K Presents "You Got Served" Soundtrack
2000
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Liquid Swords
1995
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Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous
1995
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Be
2005
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The Bar Exam 3 (No DJ Version)
2010
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The Hunger For More
2004
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Revolutionary Vol. 2
2003
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Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
1992

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List of hardcore hip hop artists

Here is a list of hardcore hip hop artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the hardcore hip hop genre. You can find out what hardcore hip hop genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 72 3660216
2 67 1762193
3 71 4982458
4 77 10009004
5 67 3066348
6 53 638983
7 62 2398640
8 62 1341815
9 56 1063712
10 71 2686819
11 53 789640
12 66 2056691
13 75 1630396
14 63 803027
15 54 403380
16 65 2004049
17 49 1396248
18 61 932310
19 70 2115047
20 63 2376961
21 55 533678
22 65 1032909
23 59 733481
24 50 389588
25 55 334310
26 56 777268
27 54 313734
28 51 480799
29 56 368338
30 47 167946
31 53 298835
32 47 210057
33 37 75964
34 48 242842
35 41 210526
36 53 509000
37 41 87867
38 64 1197315
39 61 1366212
40 58 132535
41 46 273305
42 67 593251
43 34 134081
44 55 922032
45 65 882348
46 51 508171
47 59 872606
48 64 561327
49 64 234782
50 62 543426
51 49 531305
52 51 549559
53 39 139735
54 49 120044
55 48 229374
56 41 410303
57 55 373825
58 52 231805
59 44 356513
60 52 335290
61 43 211890
62 44 181811
63 48 90927
64 45 272134
65 42 85948
66 34 51132
67 31 11342
68 44 114898
69 41 423652
70 43 64630
71 43 191054
72 41 50365
73 38 205903
74 41 65040
75 46 637912
76 40 87974
77 50 205673
78 47 53986
79 47 135927
80 45 395486
81 35 34992
82 30 29557
83 49 467826
84 51 285996
85 39 52030
86 31 32146
87 36 73381
88 44 106992
89 40 74595
90 35 19063
91 41 21427
92 40 125985
93 39 233422
94 33 31790
95 35 31239
96 33 23642
97 31 9523
98 34 78251
99 33 56941
100 33 36923

hardcore hip hop playlist created by Chosic

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