What is pop? What is considered popular? People have been agonizing over the definition of “pop” and “popular culture” for years, discussing the topic in online forums, college level classes and even books and magazines. For each person, pop is a personal experience based on a mix of influences and preferences. So this is the pop issue-vivid, obnoxious and blatant-these are just a few things that are affecting our popular culture today. Take it as you like; essentially everything is pop culture.