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About the Hip-Hop Report

The Hip-Hop Trend Report deals with active and ongoing trends related to the hip-hop world. Consumers are always on the hunt for the latest developments in the music industry, whether it is fashion cues taken from Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne and Kanye West or videos of rapping emcees that have gone viral. Additionally, our research will give companies insight into why consumers download songs of their favorite rap artists instead of purchasing from retail outlets.

Who It's For

The Hip-Hop Trend Reports is for music developers, concert promoters, musicians, engineers, product developers, clothing manufacturers and advertisers who are looking to infuse their products and businesses with urban flair. Rap music is a prominent element of popular culture, and businesses should strive to isolate emerging hip-hop trends that will help stimulate innovation and drive the creative process within their company.

With urban music's expansive popularity across a variety of media and industries, businesses must hone in on emerging opportunities by understanding consumer trends and preferences with the Hip-Hop Trend Report.

The Hip-Hop Trend Report, last published on Nov 20, 2014, includes 25 PRO Trends and 125 examples of hip-hop market research and hip-hop consumer trends related to: music, fashion, music videos, rap, artists and hip-hop trends.

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Methodology

Our hip-hop research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced hip-hop articles and 2,161,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 25 Hip-Hop PRO Trends = 25 Powerpoint Pages Hip-Hop PPT Report
• 125 Hip-Hop Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 18 Hip-Hop Videos (Online) Hip-Hop Videos
• 750 Hip-Hop Images (Online) Hip-Hop Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Hip-Hop, Movie, Geek, Google, Music, Musical, Bollywood, Stop-Motion Animation, Broadcasting, Music Video, Infographic Design, Reality Television, Movie Trailer and more!



Sample Hip-Hop Pro Trends

Each Hip-Hop PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online hip-hop articles, videos and images. Examples:

Pop Culture Prevention Bridging the disconnect, cultural elements are added to safe sex awareness Implications - Addressing the prevalence of sexual engagement among young people, prophylactic brands are using pop culture elements as a means to target this demographic head-on. Using rappers and cult movie characters to add familiarity to a traditionally unsavory topic, brands are seeking to make the conversation around safe sex much more comfortable, particularly among younger generations.
Pop Culture Prevention
Bridging the disconnect, cultural elements are added to safe sex awareness
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Pop Cultured Auto Car companies partner with well-known celebs to create pop culture appeal Implications - Seeking to expand market exposure, high-end brands like those in the auto industry are turning to pop culture collaborations for consumer appeal. Joining forces with celebrities and media icons, auto manufacturers are using the fame and recognition of well-known figures to heighten their products with status. This reflects a need for more approachable marketing tactics, particularly when it comes to more exclusive product designs.
Pop Cultured Auto
Car companies partner with well-known celebs to create pop culture appeal
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Hip Hop Satire Consumers turn to sarcastic rapper fashion to showcase media awareness Implications - As rap culture shifts toward a more mainstream audience, a desire to showcase awareness has consumers turning to sarcastic apparel. Referencing rappers and their media reputations, these fashion designs are using sarcasm as an alternative method of appreciation.
Hip Hop Satire
Consumers turn to sarcastic rapper fashion to showcase media awareness
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Integrated Infatuation Pop culture appreciation moves toward more practical forms of praise Implications - As pop culture fandom expands, appreciation is shifting away from typical memorabilia toward more integrated forms of recognition. Adopting a more pragmatic form of expressing interests, consumers are turning to pieces of home decor that cleverly show praise for celebrities and pop culture icons, combining the practicality of everyday products with a growing desire for individual expression.
Integrated Infatuation
Pop culture appreciation moves toward more practical forms of praise
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Collegiate Couture Brands glamorize back-to-school clothing and supplies with a grown-up appeal Implications - Young consumers are seeking to be perceived as mature, which is being addressed by brands that are tailoring school-oriented products and clothing to be stylish beyond their years. The glamorization of teen routine is creating a market demographic more attuned to adult life, and more open to designs and products previously perceived as too adult-oriented.
Collegiate Couture
Brands glamorize back-to-school clothing and supplies with a grown-up appeal
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Lyrical Exposure Viral pop song covers reflects a turn towards accessible marketing platforms Implications - With online platforms like YouTube offering accessible methods of exposure, consumers are utilizing such outlets to personally market themselves to wider audiences. Aiming to connect with viewers through more relatable content, users are turning to pop song covers to elevate their lesser-known statuses with more acclaimed cultural associations. Referencing celebrated musical numbers in personalized videos adds recognizable aspects to otherwise unknown users, reflecting a need to connect with others through personally diverse means.
Lyrical Exposure
Viral pop song covers reflects a turn towards accessible marketing platforms
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Satirical Celeb A demand for authenticity prompts celebs to engage in down-to-earth tactics Implications - With mass media often overdramatizing stories to the public, consumers become doubtful of its authenticity. As a means to preserve believability and thus, likability, celebrities are turning to self-deprecating means of exposure. The down-to-earth tactics prove useful as consumers crave marketing and entertainment they can relate to.
Satirical Celeb
A demand for authenticity prompts celebs to engage in down-to-earth tactics
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Rappertizing Rapper endorsed campaigns creates a cultural connection with consumers Implications - With brands constantly looking for ways to add authenticity to their products, utilizing music moguls to promote ideas adds cultural relevancy to the overall concept. Rapper endorsements reflect the ever-increasing influence of hip hop culture in various facets of life, combining celebrity marketing techniques with the growing consumer need for product approval.
Rappertizing
Rapper endorsed campaigns creates a cultural connection with consumers
10 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 19 more Hip-Hop PRO Trends and 125 examples!



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