Godfather of Gangsta Rap: EAZY E

Eazy-E was the best notorious character in gangsta rap, whether as a member of N.W.A, a solo artist, or a label boss. While his technical talents as a rapper were never the best, his unusual delivery (sometimes characterized as a high-pitched whine), outrageous lyrics, and obvious charm catapulted him to success. /*! elementor – v3.8.1 […]

From being perfected in the 70’s to the best music in the 80’s: Funk

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Bebop V.S. hard bop Jazz

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The Homeland of jAZZ; New Orleans

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the influence of the Jubilee Quartets

         As the popularity of Negro Spirituals grew on university and professional stages, the Jubilee Quartet was founded to fill the need. From the late 1800s up to the 1960s, jubilee music was a popular style that fused black and white musical traditions including spirituals and folk. The standard Quartet lineup consists […]


Africa is the homeland of music and dance. All the  jazz, blues, and gospel music Spirituals, work songs , and chants were influenced by Africa. They were combined with improvised instruments evolved into blues and ragtime rhythms. Ragtime foreshadowed jazz, and elements from all of these forms inspired rock & roll and hip hop music […]