The blurring of lines between the worlds of rap and dance music is nothing new. Many of hip-hop’s first songs drew their inspiration from the rhythmic thump of dance music, flipping samples from songs that had the specific goal of getting a crowd moving. So it’s no surprise that the latest modern mutation of dance music—often umbrellaed under the ambiguous and argument-starting term “EDM”—has crossed over and even been absorbed into hip-hop. This type of cross-genre pollination is essential to hip-hop.
With EDM hybrids continuing to rise, it’s undeniable that we’ve witnessed the creation of outstanding records highlighting some of the best collaborations between rap and EDM, with songs featuring powerhouse names like Skrillex, A$AP Rocky, Carnage, Diplo, and others.
Filipino-American Rapper Yung Rizzo has made it his new year ambition to colour out of the lines of his traditional discography and collaborate with new talent, namely producers and DJs within the electronic dance music scene. After charting viral on Spotify’s Viral 50, Yung Rizzo has witnessed the value of intentional collaboration between multiple artists and diverse genres.
The multi-faceted artist hopes to create more music that reaches a broader audience. He’s made a remarkable impact within the Filipino Music Industry, where notable acts like Far East Movement, DJ Laidback Luke, and DJ Riddler, only to name a few, have cemented their stance.
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