With Culture Clash coming up next week in Atlanta, Genius decided to look back at the origins and legacy of sound clash events in collaboration with Red Bull. A sound clash is a musical competition that first originated in the streets of Kingston, Jamaica in the late 1950s. Evolving from rag-tag sound system assemblies blasting out of cars into the organized and marketed events of today, sound clash has a rich musical legacy. Jamaicans brought the culture with them around the globe, influencing music in the U.S., U.K., Japan, and Europe. Even hip-hop founding father DJ Kool Herc cited sound clash as a major influence on the development of rap music.
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