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100 Modern Hip-Hop Finds

This Music Genre Has Officially Turned into a New-Age Lifestyle

— October 11, 2011 — Pop Culture
Hip Hop, like every other form of music, is in an odd place right now. Rappers like Kanye West and Lil Wayne have brought this genre to a place its originators never thought it could reach: mass popularity. That being said, it's no wonder there are so many different kinds of modern hip hop finds. Everything from advertising to apparel is seeing a bit of rap inspiration, whether endorsed by a rapper or not.

Though Kanye West came out with a clothing line and there is a Tumblr account dedicated to Drake hugging people, more serious rap innovations do stand. The late, great Notorious B.I.G is still being honored over a decade after his death; veteran rap groups like the Wu-Tang Clan still get endless amounts of fan-made art and clothing created in their image. If you're a fan of hip hop, or are a bit of a noob looking to learn a bit, check out this list to see what's up.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
DIY Speed Rapping
DIY Speed Rapping
This Homemade Rap Video by Gatsky Will Blow Your Mind
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97
Hip-Hop Villain Gear
Hip-Hop Villain Gear
The MF Doom Dime Box is a Special Edition Offer for Fans of Mysterious Rapper
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96
Touchy Twitter Parodies
Touchy Twitter Parodies
Josh Grobin Spoofs Kanye West With ‘Tweet Album'
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95
Extreme Eat-Inspiring Beats
Extreme Eat-Inspiring Beats
'Show Me Where Your Noms At' is a Deliciously Hilarious Rap
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94
Gangster TV Raps
Gangster TV Raps
The Cast of Glee's Hip Hop Video is Undeniably Entertaining
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93
Runway Jam Sessions
Runway Jam Sessions
Bask in the Epicness of The Roots for John Varvatos FW 2011 Video
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92
Amazing Beatbox Videos
Amazing Beatbox Videos
Learn the 4-Minute History of Hip Hop Courtesy of EKLIPS
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91
Riveting Rap Research
Riveting Rap Research
Hip-Hop Word Count is a Visual Tool for Understanding the Culture
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90
Street-Cred Composers
Street-Cred Composers
Josh Vietti Uses His Violin to Give Hip-Hop a Traditional Twist
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89
Chained Tablet Attachments
Chained Tablet Attachments
The Clik Clok Necklace Lets You Wear Your iPad 2 on Your Chest
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88
Cruising Rapper Commercials
Cruising Rapper Commercials
Imported From Detroit Dr. Dre Ad Gives Chrysler Street Cred
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87
Superstar Baby Tweets
Superstar Baby Tweets
The Beyonce Twitter Record Beat Out Osama Bin Laden's Death
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86
Jailbird Rapper Parties
Jailbird Rapper Parties
The Lil Wayne Prison Release is Setting off Congratulating Celebrations
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85
Hip Hop School Substitutes
Hip Hop School Substitutes
The Bounty Rap 'White Glove' Ad with Rev Run Ad Keeps it Clean
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84
Beatboxing Fashion Promos
Beatboxing Fashion Promos
The ASOS Urban Tour in Tokyo Promotes New Collections Through Acapella
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83
Underground Hip Hop Art Books
Underground Hip Hop Art Books
Golf Wang Shows the Artistic Side of Odd Future and Their Friends
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82
Bike Beats
Bike Beats
Roger Lima Records Natural Sounds Using His Bicycle and Conventional Kitchen Utensils
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81
Hip Hop Guidance Voice-Overs
Hip Hop Guidance Voice-Overs
Gangster Directions from the Flavor Flav Navtones GPS Device
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80
Rapping Reptiles
Rapping Reptiles
The TMNT Mashups Prove That Hip Hop Makes the Ninja Turtles Even Cooler
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79
Revamped Hip Hop Scriptures
Revamped Hip Hop Scriptures
The Re-Eelease of Legendary Zoo York Mixtape Volume 1
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78
Rapper-Loving Apps
Rapper-Loving Apps
XXL Magazine App Helps Aspiring Rappers Get Signed by Hip Hop Labels
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77
Fruity Alcoholic Soda
Fruity Alcoholic Soda
Snoop Dogg Adds Punch to Blast by Colt 45
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76
Monstrous Automotive Stereos
Monstrous Automotive Stereos
The 'SoundTank' Pumps the Volume with Power
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75
Rap Star Charities
Rap Star Charities
Diddy Gives $50,000 to Charities for the '12 Days Of Tag' Online Initiative
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74
Precious Rapper Parodies
Precious Rapper Parodies
The Matty B How to Love Spoof is Beyond Adorable
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73
Interactive One-Hit-Wonder Apps
Interactive One-Hit-Wonder Apps
Sir Mix-A-Lot's Facebook App Has Your Back
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72
Geriatric Radio Rappers
Geriatric Radio Rappers
The AS&S Enkelschreck Campaign Features a Senior With Serious Swagger
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71
Inspiring Hip-Hop Narratives
Inspiring Hip-Hop Narratives
Jay-Z 'Rap is Poetry' Provides an Enlightening Insight to Music
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70
Colossal Hip Hop Collabs
Colossal Hip Hop Collabs
The Blakroc 2 Trailer Previews a Legendary Roster of Rappers
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69
Collaged Breakdancing Ads
Collaged Breakdancing Ads
These Belo Horizonte City Hall Ads Have Hip Hop Flavor
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68
Old School Rap-Inspired Sneaks
Old School Rap-Inspired Sneaks
The Pro-Keds Biz Markie 69er Lo Has Got What You Need
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67
Viral NBA Star Songs
Viral NBA Star Songs
T-Mobile 'Chuck's Remix' Ad Puts a Fun Spin on Charles Barkley's Commentary
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66
Satanic Social Media Games
Satanic Social Media Games
Eminem's Bad Meets Evil Facebook Game is a Version of Hell
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65
Hip-Hop Studio Narratives
Hip-Hop Studio Narratives
The Watch The Thrones Documentary Gives Fans a Sneak Peek
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64
Rapping Pastries
Rapping Pastries
Controversial Duncan Hines Hip Hop Cupcakes Ad Turns Treats Into Rap Stars
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63
Rad Rapper Shoe Sets
Rad Rapper Shoe Sets
The Lupe Fiasco for Vans OTW Collection Will Make You Want to Kick Push
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62
Body-Made Beats
Body-Made Beats
Levi's dENiZEN ‘We Are Music' Takes Interactive Tunes Further
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61
New Age Rap Collectives
New Age Rap Collectives
'OFWGKTA' and 'Tyler The Creator' May be the New Wu-Tang
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60
Tune-Emitting Shoes
Tune-Emitting Shoes
The Adidas Megalizer Creates Cool Music as You Move
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59
Celebrity Suitor Campaigns
Celebrity Suitor Campaigns
The Samsung Galaxy Indulge Commercial Ups Snoop Dogg's G's
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58
Rapper Sodavertising
Rapper Sodavertising
Pepsi and Snoop Join Forces for Holiday Refreshments
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57
Search Engine Hipster Shorts
Search Engine Hipster Shorts
The Bing Originals Kreayshawn Commercial Raps it Up
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56
Lipstick Imprint Tees
Lipstick Imprint Tees
OemaTakorr is a Clothing Brand Worn by Celebrities Like Jeremiah
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55
Commemorative Rapper Tees
Commemorative Rapper Tees
The KIKS TYO 'Tupac' T-Shirt Celebrates the Late MC
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54
Humanimal Rapper Blogs
Humanimal Rapper Blogs
Animal Pharm Turns Biggie Smalls into Piggie Smalls
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53
Hip-Hop Headsets
Hip-Hop Headsets
'Soul by Ludacris' is the Latest Hip Hop-Electronics Collaboration
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52
Inner-City Portraits
Inner-City Portraits
Simon Wheatly Captures the Growth of a Movement in 'Don't Call Me Urban'
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51
Pop Superstar Paintings
Pop Superstar Paintings
The OS Gemeos Will I Am Illustrations are Sharp and Spectacular
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50
Epic Rap Duo Vids
Epic Rap Duo Vids
The Jay-Z Kanye West Otis Video Captures the American Spirit on Fire
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49
Rapper Headphones
Rapper Headphones
Sleek by 50 Cent are for OG Audiophiles With Street Cred
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48
Funky Fresh Cubes
Funky Fresh Cubes
Hip Hopsicles are Here, So Let the Ice Cube Jokes Begin
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47
Sci-fi Salute USB Keys
Sci-fi Salute USB Keys
The Vulcan USB 2G Flash Drive Lets You Live Long and Prosper
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46
All-Red Rapper Photography
All-Red Rapper Photography
The Nicki Minaj Glamour Magazine October 2011 Editorial is Sizzling
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45
Boyishly Cute Captures
Boyishly Cute Captures
Natalia Mantini Photographs Candid Hip Hop Images are Fun and Playful
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44
Villainous Hip Hop Apparel
Villainous Hip Hop Apparel
Rock the MF Doom x Veenom Shirt and Show Your Love to the MC
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43
Bushy-Haired Treats
Bushy-Haired Treats
This Afro Cookie Packaging Satiates the Stomach and Funny Bone
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42
Bronx Bombers Kicks
Bronx Bombers Kicks
The Vans Vault MLB New York Yankees Set Next Up To Bat
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41
Bundled Cash Candles
Bundled Cash Candles
The Design Glut 'Money to Burn' Candle is a Killer Way to Spend
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40
Heartthrob Tattoography
Heartthrob Tattoography
The Ryan Phillipe Shoot for Inked Magazine is More Than a Pretty Face
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39
Celebrity Scratchboard Art
Celebrity Scratchboard Art
Kent Barton Uses an Unusual Device to Create Detailed Illustrations
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38
Twitterific Streetwear
Twitterific Streetwear
Bape Baby Milo Twitter T-Shirts Gain Street Cred in the Social Media Scene
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37
Feminine Rapper Rags
Feminine Rapper Rags
The Lil Wayne Leopard Jeggings Stole the Spotlight at the VMAs
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36
Dangerously Daring Designs
Dangerously Daring Designs
The Kanye West Spring 2012 Collection is the Rapper's Debut Line
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35
Magical Music Moguls
Magical Music Moguls
The Rappers Looking Like Magicians Tumblr is Hysterical
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34
Candy-Coated Rappers
Candy-Coated Rappers
These Snoop Dogg Cookies are Loaded With Pink Sprinkles & Sweet Detailing
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33
Retro Rap Lyric Apparel
Retro Rap Lyric Apparel
The 2Bop Biggie Smalls Sweat Lets You Relive the 90s
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32
Hip Hop Promo Shirts
Hip Hop Promo Shirts
Stussy Seattle x Blue Scholars Tees Add Some Pumping Music Flavors to Fashion
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31
Macabre Rapper Music Vids
Macabre Rapper Music Vids
The Kanye West Monster Video Adds Visuals to a Diabolical Track
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30
Gambling Neck Wear
Gambling Neck Wear
Mr. Talented Bow Tie Rolls the Dice & Wins
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29
Hip-Hop Fashion Shoots
Hip-Hop Fashion Shoots
Union x Mark Mcnairy x Mos Def Photography Shows the Rapper in Full Swag
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28
Inked Awareness Campaigns
Inked Awareness Campaigns
The Waka Flocka Flame PETA Ads Show Some Skin
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27
Vibrant Hip Hop Kicks
Vibrant Hip Hop Kicks
Questlove Dunk Collection is a Must-Have for Fans of the Roots
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26
Funky Town Photography (UPDATE)
Funky Town Photography (UPDATE)
Ricky Powell Documented the Rise of Hip Hop's Elite
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25
Revamped Retro Speakers
Revamped Retro Speakers
the TDK Boombox is a Modern, Tricked-Out Ghetto Blaster
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24
Raw Rap Photography
Raw Rap Photography
Mel D Cole Documents the Hip Hop and Punk Scene in a Mean Way
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23
Clashing Spring Collections
Clashing Spring Collections
The Junko Shimada SS 2011 Collection Combines Patterns and Styles
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22
Street Cred Portraiture
Street Cred Portraiture
Photographer Mike Schreiber Cuts to the Bone With His Hip-Hop Portraits
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21
Self-Proclaimed Awesome Artists
Self-Proclaimed Awesome Artists
Fahamu Pecou Takes Note from Kanye West
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20
Hip-Hop Hero Headphones
Hip-Hop Hero Headphones
The 'Chambers by RZA' Connect Rap Royalty and Sound
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19
Hiking Boot Kicks
Hiking Boot Kicks
Nike Air Royal Mid Combines a Hip Hop Timberland Shoe Look
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18
Animated Rap Parodies
Animated Rap Parodies
The Dustin Glick Kreayshawn 'Gucci Gucci' Cartoons Are Memorable
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17
Sassy Sacrilegious Stitchings
Sassy Sacrilegious Stitchings
Stephanie Tillman's 'What Party' Embroideries Bring the Attitude
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16
Hip Hop Crew Captures
Hip Hop Crew Captures
The Terry Richardson Odd Future Series Shows the Hottest Collective in Music
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15
Rad Rap Mogul Mugs
Rad Rap Mogul Mugs
'Hip Hop Heads' by Dale Edwin Murray Represents the Legends
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14
Back Alley Hip Hop Fashion
Back Alley Hip Hop Fashion
The Rocksmith 2010 Summer Line Offers a Look for Any Personality
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13
Hip Hop High-Tops
Hip Hop High-Tops
The Adidas Public Enemy Attitude Hi Will Have You Fighting the Power
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12
Hilarious Hip Hop Memes
Hilarious Hip Hop Memes
Comedian Aziz Ansari Creates Watch the Throne Comics
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11
Tribal-Stained Superstars
Tribal-Stained Superstars
The Nicki Minaj V Magazine Spread Gets Painted in Star Style
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10
Rapper Embrace Photoblogs
Rapper Embrace Photoblogs
The Hugs From Drake Tumblr is Heartwarming
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9
Hip-Hop Skater Portraits
Hip-Hop Skater Portraits
Luka Maeder Captures the Urban Pioneers of Cool
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8
90s Revival Rags
90s Revival Rags
The Danielle Scutt Spring 2012 Collection Makes No Apologies for its Swag
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7
Candid Urban Captures
Candid Urban Captures
Julian Berman Photographs the Carefree Streets of Los Angeles
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6
Hip Hop-Style Photography
Hip Hop-Style Photography
Armen Djerrahian Captures a Badass Lifestyle
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5
Rapper-Ready Embroidery
Rapper-Ready Embroidery
The Etsy 'Steotch' Retailer Creates Pop Culture Crochets
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4
Random Rapper Moment Blogs
Random Rapper Moment Blogs
The 'Featuring Snoop Dogg' Tumblr Captures the Artist Unexpectedly
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3
Hip Hop Hottie Ads
Hip Hop Hottie Ads
Vida Guerra Gets Naked for the PETA Campaign
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2
Rap Symbolism Generators
Rap Symbolism Generators
The Lil Wayne Metaphor Machine Tumblr Features Some Witty Lines
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1
Tattoo Tour Documentaries
Tattoo Tour Documentaries
The Mister Cartoon Vans Mini-Movie is Riveting
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