Musical genres are not independent. They are formed and created from previous sounds and rhymes. Even the original songs of slaves and eventually negro spirituals were based off of previous musical beats and tunes from Africa. American music is nothing more than the evolution and recreation of music over the years. You can’t have R&B (Rhythm and Blues) without Soul, Blues or Funk, and Soul would not exist if not for Blues or Gospel music. African Americas created Techno, Disco, Funk, Blues, Soul, R&B and everything in between to simply express how they felt. Black people are immensely talented and help me to remember that the sky is limit, especially when you already have all the tools for success inside of you.