Author: Imani Diggs

Shaolin Boys: Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan popped off with their first single “Protect Ya Neck” in the summer of 1993. 10 young men who had grown up in the Park Hill/Stapleton projects of Staten Island had found themselves enjoying

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The Detroit Sound: Inner City Techno

Detroit Techno Origins Detroit Techno was created by three black native Detroit men named Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, and Derrick May, otherwise known as the “Belleville Three.” These three young men created a genre of

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Bootsy Collins: Psychedelic Funk

Upbringing William Earl “Bootsy” Collins, was born October 26, 1951. Although there is not much information on his childhood, he grew up in Cincinnati and always had a passion for music. In the 60s he

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Gospel Comparison and Contrast

A Comparison and Contrast of Two Gospel Songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnXUUJ7IMnQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sNJtmpSoEI The Clark Sister’s song “He Keeps Me Company” was released in 1981. The song consists of a strong bass line, heavy drum line, and overall funky

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Black&Blue: Music That Soothes

The Blues: Past and Present The blues started deep down in the delta in Mississippi. The blues as a genre is a reflection of its name. Blue is usually a color people use to describe

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The Life of Alice Coltrane

Biography Ms. Alice McLeod was born on August 27, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan. Ms. McLeod was born into a musically inclined family in which her mother was a member of the church choir and her

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Steal Away: A Message of Escape

Steal away /stēl/ /əˈwā/ verb To leave furtively and stealthily    The definition of the phrase “Steal Away” is to exit or escape from a person, place, or thing in a hurried pace. Some people

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