How much does race come into play in the world of hip-hop? The rap industry is a predominately black industry with a few other races mixed in. This begs the question, is there a reason rap is dominated by African-Americans?
Obviously rap's beginnings came from primarily African-American cultures, but that was nearly thirty years ago. A considerable amount of time has passed and it should not seem too ridiculous to think that the rap industry would contain a greater variety of ethnic backgrounds. So why is rap still so centered on the black community?