What Was Hip Hop Influenced By?

Hip hop and rap have many important influences—R&B, funk, soul, jazz, rock and roll performers; poets, and writers like Iceberg Slim; and stylistic forebears like Muhammad Ali and Richard Pryor.

What did hip hop evolve from?

Hip-hop originated in the predominantly African American economically depressed South Bronx section of New York City in the late 1970s.

How did jazz influenced hip hop?

Jazz itself was inspired by slave songs and southern blues, first appearing as ragtime music in the 1890s. Though ragtime evolved into jazz over the next 2 decades, its influence can still be seen in John Legend and Common’s song “Glory” which is the theme song for the movie “Selma” about the Civil Rights Movement.

Why is Hip Hop important to youth culture?

Hip hop is often a potent voice to these lived experiences. One of its original, primary strengths was that it allowed young, creative Black and Latino youth to create art that reflected the reality of their lives, of the neighbourhoods around them, and of the wider social circumstances in which they found themselves.

Hip hop as music and culture formed during the 1970s when block parties became increasingly popular in New York City, particularly among African American youth residing in the Bronx. The 1980s marked the diversification of hip hop as the genre developed more complex styles.