a genre/style of music that seems like a hip hop instrumental (high bass, has a beat) it is considered a type of electronic style music. It also often takes quotes from older songs/ movies and puts them into the song to add some type of strange effect. Many also have some element of rap in them.
The Crystal Method is a great trip hop group.
بواسطة Wiggity Wack يناير 10, 2004
the musak of electronic musics
wow, that cool newer type music that was playing in the background in the sushi bar last night was really,like, cool. i wonder if i can buy that at tower records....
بواسطة kallistikate يناير 6, 2004
What first person said:

"A blend of electronica and down-tempo hip-hop, urban and ethereal, street and ambience. Thought provoking, sensual, and deep. Often features string section and/or brass section. Can be either instrumental or with female vocals. Occasionally with rap. Trancy and smooth. Often jazzy. Sometimes features turntablism / scratching. It's head nodding music. 'Chill-out music'."
If you want a real trip-hop experience, check out Lovage's "Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By"

Absolute musical ecstasy to the ears.
بواسطة Rasputin's Last Breath ابريل 24, 2005
Hip Hop written, recorded or produced under the influence of even more drugs than normally
Man, this trippy shit ain't hip-hop, It's gotta be trip-hop.
Coldcut's remix of Eric B.'s and Rakim's hip hop hit ain't hip hop, it's trip hop yo!
بواسطة Streetsouljah اغسطس 29, 2006
v. A journalistic label used particularly in Europe to describe a certain type of music's sound. Meant "hip hop" without the rap. It was a way of flagging off music and calling it shit.
Massive Attack, Portishead and Bjork are trip-hop acts.
بواسطة unknown يوليو 16, 2004
stimulating or exciting hip-hop
Swift, Atmosphere
بواسطة Vanessa مارس 1, 2004
a loose term used to describe a sub-genre of techno music characterized by smooth electronica down temple with trippy slow beats and sometimes backed by a sexy female voice. It is called trip hop because the music sounds a little like some of the old skool hip hop beats without dominating raps or an mc vocalist. This cool urban lounge music is sometimes associated with old spy movie themes. Stereotypically, Trip hop is also heavily associated and carries an image with youthful post modernism, grafitti, alternative street art, djs, turn table scratching, metrosexuality, trends, computers, futuristic technology and high design culture.
royksopp, zero 7, portishead, thievery corporation, massive attack, trip hop, spy lab, telepop musik
بواسطة eazy-x يناير 31, 2008

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