Country Rap/Hip Hop

/*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} What is Country Rap/Hip Hop? Country Rap/Hip Hop is the fusion of country music and hip-hop style rapping. The genre first emerged in the 1960s, but became popular in the 1980s and 1990s, with White country artists, but began to evolve […]

Tyler, The Creator

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Funk with Earth, Wind, and Fire

Funk music originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s. Funk can be defined as a rhythmic, danceable form of music, that is a mixture of soul, jazz, and R&B. Artists like James Brown, Rick James, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Earth, Wind, and Fire contributed to what Funk music is now and the influences it created. Funk […]

Billie Holiday and her Influence With Jazz Music

Jazz music originated in the Black community in New Orleans, Louisiana in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. Jazz developed from the evolution of Ragtime, Swing, and Blues.  Jazz can be broken into several categories: Traditional (New Orleans) Jazz (1900s-1920s), Free Jazz (1960s-1970s), Swing Jazz (1920s-1930s), Cool Jazz (1940s), and Bebop (1950s).  The […]

Ray Charles and the Blues

Blues is a form of secular folk music created by African Americans in the early 20th Century, in the South. Blues can be categorized as Delta Blues, Country Blues, Down-home Blues, Urban Blues, Harmonica Blues, etc. Some notable blues artists include Ma Rainey, B.B King, Muddy Waters, and Ray Charles.  This post will explore the […]

Bebop to Summer of Soul

Bebeop and Summer of Soul was a gift to Black people. from the 50s to the 70s. from Dizzy, to Miles, to Nina. Black music gave us an outlet. Black music gave us a sense of unity.  Man, I love Black people and the impact we have on this world. from Dizzy, to Miles, to […]

Gospel and The Mississippi Mass Choir

Gospel music has been around for decades. As time passed, the sound of gospel evolved. While gospel music stemmed from Jubilee Quartets, the genre was able to create its own styles: traditional, contemporary, quartet, and praise and worship. Gospel music has been a pivotal addition to Black culture and Black music.   The Mississippi Mass Choir […]

Thomas Dorsey

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The Impact of African Traditions

Africans brought so many of their traditions to the Americas. We, as African Americans, are forever grateful to have the opportunity to learn from these traditions, and even practice them. Africans introduced us to things like music, ways to heal, and values that we were raised by. Although we don’t practice those traditions often, the […]

Daysha Jernigan

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