Posted by , May 16, 2015 at 01:38pm
Drumless hip-hop?!

What's that? Hip hop without the drums? Does that exist? Is it even possible?

Well, it does exist in some form. While hip hop is almost defined by its drums, there are instances where rapping takes place over an absence of drums. Whether it's Nas kicking off his Untitled album or Outkast getting galactic on ATLiens, some cool tracks have been created without that classic boom-bap rhythm.

That isn't to say that these tracks don't have rhythm - of course they do. But the drums on the tracks listed aren't prominent, or anything close to what you would normally associate with rap music. There may be a kick drum here and there, but never anything that really carries a linear beat. Today, we're showcasing some of these tracks for your listening pleasure.

 

10 Drumless Hip-Hop Tracks

Drumless hip-hop?!


What's that? Hip hop without the drums? Does that exist? Is it even possible?

Well, it does exist in some form. While hip hop is almost defined by its drums, there are instances where rapping takes place over an absence of drums. Whether it's Nas kicking off his Untitled album or Outkast getting galactic on ATLiens, some cool tracks have been created without that classic boom-bap rhythm.

That isn't to say that these tracks don't have rhythm - of course they do. But the drums on the tracks listed aren't prominent, or anything close to what you would normally associate with rap music. There may be a kick drum here and there, but never anything that really carries a linear beat. Today, we're showcasing some of these tracks for your listening pleasure.

 

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