What does it mean to be hip hop? If you are a rapper, if you rap, then you have the words, the lyrics, what the kids refer to as “spitting”. But can you be hip hop and instrumental at the same time? I do feel like some emcee out there has had an instrumental song on their album but I just can’t find an example right now.
Keyboard Kid is beats. Keyboard Kid is a lot of beats. Keyboard Kid is big beats. There are some sounds of synth and other types of rhythm and melody that could be attributed to hip hop/rap music, but there is just no clever lyrics.