An obnoxious catch-all term that, like so many others, used to mean something. Say what you will about tempos and influences, but the fact remains that the term "trip hop" has been co-opted by under-informed marketers wanting to cash in a on groups and artist with actual talent such as Tricky, Portishead and Massive Attack.
Sneaker Pimps, Morcheeba, and Hooverphonic are sometimes called trip hop groups.
di brap 07 maggio 2007
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.
di Rasputin's Last Breath 24 aprile 2005
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....
di kallistikate 06 gennaio 2004
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!
di Streetsouljah 29 agosto 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.
di unknown 16 luglio 2004
stimulating or exciting hip-hop
Swift, Atmosphere
di Vanessa 01 marzo 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
di eazy-x 31 gennaio 2008

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