Here’s who you can trace an 80s hip-hop beat back to–wait for it–1910

Yet as this video shows, you can trace an 80s hip-hop beat all the way back to this era. Rock’n’roll was still more than 40 years in the future. Let’s break things down. Hell, jazz hadn’t even coalesced into anything recognizable yet. (Via ReCode) Back in 1910, the popular music of the day was classic, marching music (think John Philip Sousa), religious music (including Negro spirituals) and various flavours of folk.
Here’s who you can trace an 80s hip-hop beat back to–wait for it–1910