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The evolution of Rap and Hip-Hop has been an ongoing process Hip-Hop and Rap are strongly influenced by money and trends of different areas and have been thoroughly influenced by a great mixture of cultures and traditions and advancements in technology Although the general public is not exactly sure what the true roots of Hip-Hop or Rap are many people often associate it with minority classes When associating Hip-Hop and Rap music with a minority class the class most frequently thought of African Americans are thought of as ignorant which is how a multitude of people perceive Hip-hop and Rap music but both are influenced by much more than just the African American community Several styles of Hip-hop and Rap music are accepted worldwide When people listen to these genres of music they should get to know the history and influences of Hip-Hop and Rap worldwide and understand that Hip-hop and Rap have evolved from many influences Hip-Hop music and Rap music were once two completely different entities but as time progressed and both styles of music became extremely popular new music began to combine both genres of music until they eventually co-existed as one As previously mentioned Hip-hop is not only influenced by African Americans and in Prophets of the Hood Imani Perry states Black American music as a commercial American product is exported globally 19 A statement such as this one has proven true for this time period As many people make music to help companies businesses themselves etc make money According to Imani Perry one of the areas in hip hop that offers a very interesting ideological move is attention to the ancestry to the history behind music 54 and this is true because you can never understand Hip-Hop or Rap without their histories An internet source says Hip-Hop music is said to have begun in the 1970s in
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