By Storyteller Rev. Robert Jones


Story Summary:

 Rev. Jones gives a rousing illustration of how today’s Rap Music has evolved from the Blues and earlier musical forms.


Discussion Questions:

  1.  Rap music has roots in jazz, blues, R&B and zydeco. How did these earlier art forms influence the beginning of hip-hop as well as today’s rap music?
  2. Rap is a musical art form but also a culture. What do you think are the positives and negatives of this culture?



  •  Hip-Hop in Houston: The Origin and the Legacy by Maco L. Faniel



  •  African American/Black History
  • Crossing Cultures