The influence of African-American poetry on rap and hip hop

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PoetryAfrican-American poetry has influenced rap and hip hop music in a big way. Poetry is an art that blends with music. Rappers and hip hop musicians have been interested in learning from poets and vice versa. These kinds of songs usually have some elements used in African-American poetry. Every rap song that is created with traditional techniques gains popularity. This has made rap the modern poetry that attracts listeners more than a recited poem. Continue reading »