Us hip-hop fans have always said that our genre of music is the most influential, and now we have the numbers to back our argument. Scientists in the UK recently conducted a study comparing and contrasting rap music’s influence on the charts to other groundbreaking emergences like Beatles invasion, progressive rock, punk rock, & more. It turns out that no other genre had a stronger impact and influence than hip-hop.
“The rise of rap and related genres appears .. to be the single most important event that has shaped the musical structure of the American charts in the period we studied.”
Read their full study here.