(from Dominiation Recordings) From its inception, hip-hop was pluralistic, defined by an approach to sound that included jazz, soul funk, rock and roll, African drumming and the kitchen sink. Everything was in the mix. It was a multi-cultural barrage orchestrated by the DJ who doubled up break-beats, superimposed records in sync and shifted swiftly between different pieces of vinyl, among other methods. The MC, on the other hand, originally served to comment on the DJs skills. But soon enough, they also developed their own art.