Creativity and ingeniousness of African Americans .
during the Harlem Renaissance created a movement which sparked.
outstanding literary vigor, and among many other things the .
commercial appeal and success of Jazz and the Blues. .
Hip Hop since its earliest arrival has done nothing but appeal .
to the thousands and millions in tune with its revolutionary .
sound. From the streets of Brooklyn to the suburbs of Santa .
Fa, its presence, wether accepted or not, was and still .
continues to influence mainstream America today. Modern day .
Hip Hop does indeed fulfil the same ingenuity and spirit as .
the 1920's musical Negro movement. .
In the early 1920's an enthusiastic post World War .
America existed in a society that seemingly hesitated to break .
normality or deal with change very easily. The isolation .
period as it would later be referred, essentially kept America .
away from anything " American-. Nevertheless, America would .
soon experience a unexpected yet brilliant occurrence in the .
Ghettos of Harlem, New York. African Americans migration to .
the north brought a large number of blacks to the city. This .
migration would be responsible for what ultimately caused the .
Negro movement. Like Jazz, Raps sole creation was based off .
the foundation of expression. Though it is an art form that .
originated in the city, its grassroots stem back as far as .
Africa. Hip hop first appeared in the Bronx in the 70's.
The big band sounds of the 1930's and 40's, rhythm and blues, .
and disk jockeys mixing records and playing with turntables, .
helped to create what we now call Rap music. .
" Hip Hop, like Jazz and the Blues, is the music of the .
oppressed-,The blues is a ramification of the feeling of .
disenfranchised blacks after the civil war. This music helped .
troubled African Americans deal with their conflicts by airing .
the situations out. Hip hop itself, arose from the very .
same aspects as the Blues. With Jazz and the Blues, rhythm can .