Katrina Taylor, The Baddest Chick

Intro When the hip-hop/ rap era boomed in the 90’s your average rough, young, black man from the hood with a story to tell was the poster child for the genre. The industry saw a huge increase of female rap artists with the initial inception of rapper MC Lyte. Followed by stars like Foxy Brown, […]

Black & Blues

Blues is a music genre which was originated in the Deep South of the United States around the 1870s by African Americans from roots in African musical traditions, African-American work songs, and spirituals. Blues incorporated field hollers, shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and […]


Most time we tend to focus on booming music artists with little thought about where they come from. Sure, we keep track of who comes from where, but do we ever stop and think about the city itself? Before 1994, Atlanta was barely represented at all in Hip Hop, other than by pop-rap duo Kris […]

Well TECHnically…. A look into the Fathers of Techno Music

Techno is a type of electronic dance music that developed in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States amid the mid-to-late 1980s.The first recorded utilization of the word techno in reference to a particular type of music was in 1988. Numerous styles of techno presently exist, however Detroit techno is viewed as the foundation of various […]

Songbird Supreme: Mariah Carey

The term “rhythm and blues” has undergone a number of shifts in meaning. In the early 1950s, it was frequently applied to blues records.The term “R&B” became used to refer to music styles that developed from and incorporated electric blues, as well as gospel and soul music. The migration of African Americans to the urban […]

Praise is What I Do: Comparison of Gospel Eras Through Specific Songs

Gospel music has developed and changed since the beginning. It has seen times of gigantic achievement and prominence, and times of inconvenience and disagreeability. The most noticeable highlights of gospel are its blues-like quality, exceptionally melodic lines, use of unique vocal impacts, heavily syncopated rhythms, and the accentuation of an instrument, generally piano, organ, guitar, […]

What’s With All That Jazz?

Jazz is a music sort that started in the African-American people group of New Orleans, United States, in the late nineteenth and mid twentieth hundreds of years, and created from roots in blues and ragtime.Jazz is seen by numerous individuals as “America’s traditional music.” Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a […]

I Can Feel it in My Spirit

ORIGIN: A spiritual is a type of religious folksong that is most closely associated with the enslavement of African people in the United States of America. The songs embodied in the last few decades of the eighteenth century leading up to the abolishment of legalized slavery in the 1860s. The Negro Spiritual constitutes one of […]


HOW’D WE GET STARTED?: Jubilee quartets were popular African-American religious musical groups in the first half of the 20th century. The early jubilee quartets featured close harmonies, and a formal and calculated arranged style of singing that emphasized restrained musical expression and technique derived from Western musical traditions. Early quartets reinforced their clean cut and respectable image by […]

That’s all Folk… music

ORIGIN The impact of African-American artists on the development of society music has been unfathomable. A considerable lot of the tunes that have come to be synonymous with battle, strengthening, human rights and steadiness have originated from the African-American people group. Probably the most ageless tunes of strengthening and persistence originate from the American slave […]

Introducing, the Baddest Chick, Ms.Trina Taylor

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Justice Randle

Hey, yall! My name is Justice, obviously lol. I am from Chicago, IL. I am a junior biology major. I want to go to med school and become a pediatrician OR anestheiology. Im excited about this class I think its going to be fun and very informative.