Oh Hip Hop, You Don’t Stop

Oh Hip Hop, you don’t stop. Since the late 70s you have boomed boxes, graced radios and even today you’ve been played across phones everywhere. Hip hop is the product of Black communities within the United States and other regions that were plagued by poverty, community underdevelopment, and the proliferation of drugs and gang violence in […]

Timeless

I created this poster to recognize brilliant Black artist and genres that blessed this country with their creativity from the 60’s to the 80’s. Many of the artist on this poster are my personal favorites, yet all are trailblazers in their own right. The timeline began with The Temptations, Parliament-Funkadelic, James Brown and other notable […]

Boys With Dreams to Niggaz With Attitude: Straight Outta Compton

Abstract Through generations of Black creativity and musical expression there have been few that come close to the iconic Niggaz With Attitudes also known as N.W.A. Trailblazers in rap culture the renowned controversial group were among the earliest and most significant groups to popularize the gangsta rap subgenre, and are widely considered one of the […]

The New Classic by Eternity Ballour

Classical music has been a pivotal genre since artistic expression became prominent in Europe. Between the baroque and romantic periods was when a variety of classical composition were made from 1750 to 1820.  Classical music featured instruments that were constantly changing and evolving to brighten and develop the genre. During the baroque period classical music […]

Its Ragtime!

Ragtime is an amazing musical style that thrived between 1895 and 1918. It is a upbeat, fun sound and its cardinal trait is its syncopated  rhythm, meaning it has one steady beat in the background while the other beats vary, showing the skill of the artist. Ernest Hogan is known as the pioneer of ragtime and […]

Commodfied Creativity: The Theft of Black Gold

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzcwWMqRjl8[/embedyt] In recent years millennials have once again called attention to the fact that the white race are embezzling in our Black gold. Instead of appreciating our creative genius they have continuously appropriated our music, hair styles, and other aspects of black intellectualism and culture and placed a white price tag on it as […]

God Gave Me Sweet Jubilee

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMohuzLl6UU[/embedyt] The Jubilee Quartet genre, which derives from negro spirituals and folk music, made its debut in 1871 when Fisk University toured the Midwest spreading their gift of song and culture. While Fisk University may not have known it at the time, they were trailblazers that gave birth to a genre of music that […]

The Spirit of Black Folks by Eternity and Elaina

Negro Spirituals are the foundation that music expanded upon.  Before there was Hip hop and rap and R&B, there was a multitude of black men and women congregating and singing. You may think of roots or a raisin in the sun, when considering negro spirituals, but have you ever stopped and actually listened to the […]

Eternity Ballour: 90’s Classic Soul Child

My name is Eternity Ballour and I am a sophomore psychology major with a concentration in neuroscience on a premed track. I am from Columbus, Ohio but I was born in Cleveland, Ohio home of the Cleveland Cavaliers. I aspire to be a neurologist and hope to achieve that through years of schooling here at […]