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Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill   Lauryn Noelle Hill was born on May 26 1975 in South Orange, New Jersey. She is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer,

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Thank you so much for a wonderful semester. Wishing you all the best on your future endeavors.

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Hip-hop music is a genre that boiled over into a particular movement and culture. Founded in the South Bronx, this genre consists of stylized rhythmic

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What makes it Funk(y)?

Funk is known as the most primal form of R&B. It was also the least structured, often stretching out into extended jams, and the most

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Techno, electronic house music (EDM) began in Detroit in the 1980s and became popular globally in the 1990s. EDM still had explicit connection to disco

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What Soul?

This genre was popular in the 1960’s. Soul music was the result of the urbanization and commercialization of rhythm and blues in the early 60s. Soul

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Rhythm and blues (R&B) became popular after World War II and this genre combines strong background beat with soulful singing. Surging employment rates accelerated in

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The Role of Jazz Music

Jazz music is a music genre that developed in the late 19th and early 20th century in New Orleans, Louisiana. By the early 19th Century,

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Jubilee Quartets

Jubilee quartets became a popular religious musical movement in the first half of the 20th century. This genre started in the mid 1800’s by African-American

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