Course 8: Elements Of Style

Find out what musical elements you’ll need to consider to bring your music into the hip hop idiom!

From the tight pocket, to the catchy baseline, to the hook, hip hop is a rich and varied world, full of different feels, tones, and elements of style that vary across the genre and its subgenres. We explore the various stylistic elements that work to create distinctive, signature sounds or flavors.


  • Be able to define what elements create a style.
  • Be able to generalize how certain elements create a style.
  • Be able to show how to write a song in a certain style.