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. Rock’n’roll was still more than 40 years in the future. Hell, jazz hadn’t even coalesced into anything recognizable yet.
Yet as this video shows, you can trace an 80s hip-hop beat all the way back to this era. Let’s break things down. (Via ReCode)