Detroit Techno Arists

In the textbook, there were a few key names mention in the Detroit Techno chapter: Ken Collier Deep Space Direct Drive/Juan Atkins Electrifying Mojo Derrick May The Wizard (Jeff Mills) Other names mentioned throughout the chapter are: B-52s Mike Banks Cybotron A Number of Names Kevin Saunderson Eddie Fowlkes Cornelius Harris Theo Parrish Terrence Parker […]

What Difference Does It Make?

For me, the answer to this question is pretty simple, music makes all the difference. It’s no secret that Black people have had a very difficult history in the Americas and have always had to do everything with added difficulty. But, music was the way that Black people expressed their cares, feelings, interests, etc. Music […]


Usher Raymond IV was born on October 14, 1978 in Dallas, Texas. Usher joined a singing group called NuBeginnings at the age of ten and recorded ten songs with them (1991) before moving to Atlanta. He performed on Star Search and then met and auditioned for L.A. Reid. Reid signed Usher on the spot and […]


Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas was born on October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, New York. Ashanti grew up taking dance lessons and singing in her church choir. She attended Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center and studied various dance styles. Ashanti’s mother was sending out her demo tapes when Ashanti was still young. Ashanti began writing songs […]