Forsythe observed that Rastafarianism "represents a growing force wherever sizable West Indian communities are found--in Britain, Canada, the USA and in the Caribbean" The music and image of hip-hop traversed into the mainstream changing the imagery portrayed in the lyrics.
The atmosphere was a lot different than when we saw The Flex Crew. Ska music originated in the late s and was the precursor for rock steady music.
France, for instance, is another European country which has been greatly influenced by reggae both musically and culturally. Wilson As Jamaican music developed Rastafarians have brought Jamaican culture politics, religion, a social message and music together in the form of reggae.
Under the severe oppression of slavery the African people tried to hold on the pieces of their culture that they could. Run DMC: As hip-hop continues to develop, it has kept true to telling of how life is, and keeping the imagery real.
James, Jamaica Music has the ability to empower people.
Politics in Hip Hop Music In the late s and early s the rap group Public Enemy, lead by hip-hop icon Chuck D, was working hard to raise public awareness of the troubles facing African Americans.