80s Rap: The Age of the New School

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .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} 80s Rap: The Age of the New School by: Kayla Roddey, Jala Stubbs The decade of the 1980s completely changed hip hop as we know it. The 80s developed and comprised a “New School movement. Run D.M.C. ( Run Simmons) and […]

Being Brandy

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .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} The Vocal Bible by Kayla Roddey Who is Brandy? Brandy Rayana Norwood was born on February 11, 1979, in McComb, Mississippi. She was raised in Carson, California by her father, William Ray Norwood, her mother, Sonja Norwood, and with her brother […]

The Commodification of Black Music

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Black Woodstock

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .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} Summer of Soul Movie review By Kayla Roddey /*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} ‘The Ultimate Black Barbeque’ It was summer 1969. Mount Morris Park. Harlem, New York. A sea of thousands of people gather […]

Swing into 30s, Bop into the 40s

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .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} 1930s & 1940s Jazz Kayla Roddey Swing Swing was the ultimate and most prominent  form of jazz in the 1930s. It was very popular and Americans all over the country were dancing to it. Swing music is characterized by syncopation, a […]

The Story of Jazz Notes

Kayla Roddey Classical musicians have to master their instruments, Jazz musicians have to master their instruments and then give logic to the music.   Jazz music is unique because it is a fusion of all different types of music. Because of this, in the documentary Jazz represents the 1st type of world music.   Jazz […]

Anthony Hamilton

Kayla Roddey https://www.allmusic.com/artist/anthony-hamilton-mn0000581713/biography https://www.grammy.com/grammys/artists/anthony-hamilton/2641 Anthony Hamilton https://www.tallahassee.com/story/entertainment/2014/09/17/anthony-hamiltons-soulful-vocals-steeped-south/15785525/ Anthony Hamilton On Being Vulnerable And His New Album ‘Love Is The New Black’ https://www.charlottemagazine.com/anthony-hamilton-based-on-a-true-story/

Negro Spirituals – Notable Songs and Impact on Modern Music

Kayla Roddey, Mariah Wolfe A spiritual is a religious folksong. Negro Spirituals came about during American Chattel slavery as representations of what had become Africanized Christianity. Some spirituals reflected the slaves’ suffering and were called sorrow songs, while others were hopeful and joyous, often referred to as jubilees. Others were sung to pass time in […]