Rap Music is truely an American minority creation of subcultural roots. This musical artform has been around for over 30 years in the United States.
In fact, one can trace the history of rap back to West African professional singers/storytellers known as Griots.
Unfortunately, rap music is not percieved by many Americans as an art form, but as a fad which they thought would soon fade away...
One cannot study American Rap Music without what is known as the "Hip-Hop" culture.
Hip-Hop culture was also comprised of DJ'ing, Breakdancing, Graffiti, MC'ing, Beatboxing, Street Fashion, Street Language, Street Knowledge & Street Entrepreneurialism!!!
Research seems to point back to the Bronx in New York City as the origin for the hip-hop culture.
Hip-Hop is the expression of creative intelligence.
It is also the transformation of subjects and objects to describe your consciousness!!
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