Now before the obvious "fuck you" posts, hear me out.... I was chattin' wit some people the other night and I came to this conclusion, same goes for Breaks, and pretty much all EDM. Drum and Bass is a genre under the Hip-Hop umbrella. Hip-Hop is not a kind of music, I mean corporate America labeled it as such but really HipHop music is more correctly classified as rap music. Hip-Hop is a culture, it started as party's (much like raves) in the old project parks where DJ's would plug in and mix break records blah blah, I don't need to give you a history lesson... Anyhow, the culture of hip-hop is defined by 4 elements: 1. Tagging 2. Break Dancing 3. DJing 4. MCing Drum and Bass seems to represent all 4 elements. Really hiphop MCing started off much like what most Drum and Bass MCing is today, Say a few catchy simple rhymes in between hyping up the DJ who was the star of the show; but as corporate America needed to package something they could market and sell, they made the MC the star and asked for songs. My main point being, I'd say Drum and Bass IS MORE HIP-HOP than rap music. For the most part rap has lost 3 of the main elements, and we're just left with the MC. This is why I've fallen in love with Drum and Bass, whereas the DnB party's have more of that raw hiphop feel than most "HipHop" partys nowadays, which basically consist of a bunch of dudes trying to act hard staring at the MC dissecting his lyrics. So first off thank you UK for keeping hiphop alive.... and second off could you argue that I'm wrong?