Cloud Rap refers to a form of rap whose distinguishing features include ethereal, dreamlike beats and abstracted, sometimes deliberately absurd, lyrics. Cloud Rap producers often rely on a heavy use of 808 drum machines, snare rolls, and random syncopation, revealing a strong influence from Southern Rap and Trap Rap. The term "Cloud Rap" is based on an anecdote involving Lil B, a pioneer of the genre, who once expressed a desire to make music that sounded like a castle floating in the clouds.
Created on Apr 23, 2013.Music
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