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 .