I can’t stress enough how important it is for the hip hop generation to embrace other forms of music
One of the coolest sites on the internets AfriClassical.com has made embracing classical music it more interesting
There you will meet 52 composers, conductors and instrumental performers – Africans, African Americans and Afro-Europeans. Many are alive today, but one lived 500 years ago!
Check out there blog here
Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) was an Afro-French composer who was also France’s best fencer. During the French Revolution he was Colonel of a legion of Black volunteers, and fought heroically. His works were seldom played after 1803, when Napoleon reinstituted slavery in France’s colonies. The music of Saint-Georges was played with increasing frequency in the late 20th century, and much of it has been recorded since the 1970s.