11 Genres Of Music Influenced By Black Culture

Updated: Oct 24, 2020

Jay-Z performs onstage on April 27, 2019 in Virginia Beach City, Va.

Black culture has been on the worldly beat.

Numbers don't lie. Up in the charts many times, black culture has defined the music industry. Music is a worldly language that can be understood by people all over the world. You bet black culture has taken over the music industry, but not from the way you may think. We’re not talking about their prominent presence in the rap game, but the origins of many different genres of music. Black culture is always using their heritage and ancestral knowledge to transmute the current energy to a higher frequency. We’re not surprised that many of these music genres have originated from black culture. Thankfully, we've been able to grow up in a diverse environment. Our agency can only thrive in a diversity of friends.


Using native instruments such as the conga, kora, ngoni, mbira, fiddles, flutes, slit gongs, and tins into a glorified rhythm.

Notable Artists: Mr. Eazi Burna Boy Zlatan


Originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with its roots in blues and ragtime.

Notable Artists: Miles Davis Louis Armstrong Ella Fitzgerald


A psychedelic compilation of rock and jazz through the pull of the synth, electric, and bass.

Notable Artists: Kranium

Hip Hop

From the early 1970s, in the Bronx, New York, we found a performance of poetry wrapped around rhythmic blues.

Notable Artists: Jay Z Notorious B.I.G 2pac


A funky tropical percussion with a hip hop beating the dancehall.

Notable Artists: Machel Montano Popcaan Vybez Kartel


A syncopation of four-on-the-floor beats with an application of funk.

Notable Artists: Gloria Gaynor Donna Summer Bee Gees Michael Jackson


An electronic version of dance beats typically a tempo of 120 to 130 beats per minute.

Notable Artists: Green Velvet Calvin Harris Tiesto


Electronic dance music with a repetition developing a series of intermittent trances.

Notable Artists: Deadmau5 (Testpilot) Adam Beyer Phutureprimitive

Drum & Bass

Usually seen as D&B it incorporates rapid breakbeats that is immersed in synths and bass.

Notable Artists: Noisia Pendulum Sub Focus


Glitichified wobbles of downtempo amplifying bass within an electronic track.

Notable Artists: Skrillex Bassnectar 12th Planet


Fusion with Calypso, Chutney, Soul funk, Zouk, Latin, Cadence and traditional West African rhythms.

Notable Artists: Machel Montano Bunji Garlin KES the Band

We are looking forward to marketing any new upcoming genre of music relating to the establishment of #BLM movement such as Mr. Eazi’s Banku genre leading African music into the future. We are here as an entertainment marketing agency to certify the art pouring into protecting black culture as a BIPOC ally.