A decade ago, there were no hip-hoppers at a jazz concert.
But now there are, according to a new study from Harvard University.
And if you live in an area where hip-hops are popular, you’re probably not alone.
[CNN] The United States is obsessed with hip hop, according a new report from the Institute for the Study of Jazz, Music and Hip Hop (ISJAM).
And according to the new study, the country is even more obsessed than it used to be.
That’s because hip-hops are so pervasive that people even pay attention to them.
The research team conducted a survey of 1,500 people in the U.S. and abroad to find out what hip-Hop culture is really like.
[The Washington Post] “I am not sure that it has been so prevalent in the last 10 years,” said Dr. John Stitt, who led the study and is a professor of music at the University of Virginia.
“I don’t think we have had any of the cultural shifts we had in the 1960s or 1970s, when we had the rise of new musical genres and new styles.”
[The Wall Street Journal] “When we looked at the responses of the listeners of hip-hip, we saw that they were not just the ‘hip-hop fan,’ they were a really large segment of the music listener, too,” Dr. Stitt said.
[CBS News] But the study didn’t find any evidence that hip-HOP was a big part of American culture.
It did find that Americans are more interested in hip-house than hip-shaking, but not in hip hop.
[NPR] Hip-hop has been in the news recently for its association with violent crime.
But the researchers found that hip hop has had less of an effect on the American culture than music.
In the United States, the researchers compared the music of hip hop to popular music of the time.
In terms of overall cultural influence, hip-music had the lowest cultural influence.
[ABC News] Hip hop and jazz have long been a part of America’s musical heritage.
But this new study highlights just how different their music and the cultural influences they are connected to are.