Did Hong Kong Phooey Invent Rap Music?

I was looking back at the wonderful new threads added to my ‘theme tune discussion’ when I remembered Hong Kong Phooey – whose theme tune is sadly missing. If memory serves it’s “He’s got power, super power, the power that just won’t stop, when the going gets tough, he’s super-rough, with the Hong Kong Phooey chop! Hi-ya!” Now I may be wrong, but do you think that’s where rap music started?

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