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boom bap

n. (context music English) A style/sub-genre of hip hop characterized by hard-hitting drums, usually containing the kick drum/snare drum/hi-hat combination rather than claps, snaps, bass drums, cowbells, shakers, and various other percussion sounds used for rhythm.

Boom bap

Boom bap is a style of production in hip-hop music.

The term "boom bap" is an onomatopoeia for the drum sounds prominent in boom bap. It is usually recognized by an acoustic drum loop/break that is then chopped up and played using a sampler such as the Akai MPC and the SP1200.

In recent years the boom bap production style has made a slight comeback through artists such as Joey Bada$$, Pro Era and associated acts.