Instrumental hip hop (beat) is hip hop music without vocals. Hip hop as a general rule consists of two elements: an instrumental track (the “beat”) and a vocal track (the “rap”). The artist who crafts the beat is the producer, and the one who performs the rap is the rapper. Rap is almost always the primary focus of the song, providing most of the complexity and vartiation over a more or less repetivitive beat. Instrumental hip hop is therefore hip hop music without an emcee accompaniment. THis format allows the producer to have the flexibility to create more complex, richly detailed and varied instrumentals, with less emphasis on vocals. Songs of this genre may wander off in different musical directions without the vocal constraints of the emcee.