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Trip-Hop Music: The History and Artists of Trip-Hop

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 3 min read

Originating in the United Kingdom, the subgenre of trip-hop is a blend of several musical styles, including acid jazz, hip-hop, reggae, and electronica. Trip-hop’s gloomy vocals, downbeat elements, and wistful jazzy sounds set it apart from the genres that inspire it.