Hip hop music, also known as rap music, is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s.
As a musician I have always disagreed with the definition “black music” attached to the Jazz.
Now the world is very close to another cultural delusion.
If you grew up on the Balkans you’d know that “rap music” has its beautiful existence in the hundreds of years old folk music of this world region.
Rhyming in rhythm with music is known in the folk music of at least two Balkan nations – Bulgarian and Romanian.
Here is a small piece of Romanian folk music performed by Fanfare Ciocarlia
Batuta la rind
This type of rhyming is used in the folk music of our two nations to invite the people for dance, to glorify person or event.
It is also used in a slow (large) rhythm, which sounds very tender and in the same time very powerful as an expression.
Cate Mute, Cate Slute (Maria Tanase)
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