The American music industry that had previously exhibited diversity is presently converging around hip hop with country music, rock and jazz artists producing music that has significant inputs of hip hop. Since music has major influence on culture, hip hop genre of music has propelled the African American way of life into the centre of American culture. Consumers of this music have grown from the traditionally African American community to the conservative circles of Caucasians that were not thought to have been possible audience in the past years (George, 1998).
The core concept of the melting port and American Mosaic is the immigration and its contribution on the immigrants to the overall national American culture. The hip hop culture for example was initiated by African Americans but has over the years incorporated the input of elements of Caucasian and Latino cultures with leading figures in the Hip hop music genre transforming into sleek businessmen and diversifying their investment portfolios to sectors beyond the music industry (Stoute & Rivas, 2011).
The concept of immigration is the best describer of what has caused the evolution of the various cultures among the ethnic groups of America. African American culture for example has been shaped by interactions with other cultures during the process of immigration and so are other mainstream elements of the American culture.