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The Indigo race

This chapter describes and considers interview material from Junot Joyner and other members of the Indigo Child community, as well as public posts and tweets. It argues that there is not only an overlap between the New Age concept of the Indigo Child, black and Hip Hop culture, and conspiracism, but that it is an area that has been under researched. The contemporary musical scene has been strongly shaped by the greater connectivity with potential fans offered by the Internet, as well as by the emergence and popularity of televised talent shows. Hip Hop is a musical genre that emerged in the late 1970s in the Bronx and Harlem, New York. "Hip" came from its perceived coolness and "hop" from the hopping dance movements that the music inspired. Historians of Hip Hop have highlighted the influence of the folk poetry of West Africa as well as Jamaican musical traditions of "toasting": boastful poetry and speech.