Rap music is one of the elements of hip-hop. It is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken over musical instruments. Originally rapping was called MCing. Hip-hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban youth in New York and has since spread around the world.
Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the early 1920s in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans.
The phrase “rock and roll,” also spelled rock ‘n’ roll, was first used by Alan Freed, Cleveland disc jockey, and was taken from the song “My Baby Rocks Me with a Steady Roll.” It is a form of popular music that evolved in the 1950’s from rhythm and blues.