GOOD Music

GOOD Music About Good Music,  or Get Out Our Dreams, is a record label started in 2004 by American rapper Kanye West.  In 2015, West appointed Pusha T as the president of  GOOD Music.  Since this record has been create, there have been very big names signed, such as: John Legend, Common, Kid Cudi, Mos […]

Techno

Detroit Techno Intro Techo is a form of dance music that came about in Detroit in the early 1980s that mainly has electronic instruments. A variety of instruments included samplers, computers, multi-track mixers, and drum machines. Detroit techno is distinguished by “percussive rhythms typically in common time (4/4) with tempos ranging from 120 to 150 […]

Timbo-Tim-Timbaland

Timbo- Tim- Timbaland Beginnings Timothy Zachary Mosley, better known as Timbaland, is an award winning producer, writer, DJ, and songwriter, born on March 10, 1970 in Norfolk, Virginia. Timothy is the son of Latrice and Garkland Mosley, with 2 other siblings: Sebastian and Courtney. At 14 years old, Mosley was “accidentally” shot at his job […]

Gospel- Then & Now

Gospel Then & Now About Gospel music is religious music of African Americans that started in the early 1900s. Gospel music has evolved over time in urban cities following the Great Migration of Blacks from the south following the times after both World Wars . Coming from the early 20th century, gospel is rooted in […]

The Commodores

The Commodores About The Commodores are an American contemporary jazz, funk, soul band that started in the last 1960s in Tuskegee, Alabama. The band was started by mainly freshman at Tuskegee University in 1968. After winning their annual talent show and playing on campus and locally, they signed to Motown Record in November 1972. Their […]

Black & Blue

BLACK & BLUE Background “Blues” was and is a music style that was born in the deep south. The creators of the blues were ex-slaves, slaves, sharecroppers, and just poor black folk in the south, mainly Mississippi. Blues has  many parts from other music genres, such as folk, negro spirituals and work songs. Blues was […]

George Benson

George Benson © Charlyn Zlotnik, Date Unknown Official WebsiteGeorge Benson- Give Me The Night George Benson at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill About George Benson, born March 22, 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an African American guitarist, singer and songwriter. Known as a child prodigy, Benson received his first recording contract at 10 years […]

Brown Brothers Jubilee Quartet

THE BROWN BROTHERS JUBILEE QUARTET The Brown Brother Jubilee Quartet was a quartet founded in the early 1930s in Columbia South Carolina.   A quartet is a ensemble of 4 voices or instruments. Specifically jubilee quartets, perform formal arrangements of  spirituals and jubilee songs in close four-part harmony.  Usually consisting of men, each would have a […]

Negro Spirituals

Negro Spirituals From “Wade in the Water” to “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”, Negro Spirituals are still recognizable songs till this day. Negro Spirituals are centered around the pain and hardships African Americans were experiencing at the time. Being forced to adopt Christianity, African Americans took traditional hymns introduced to them and put a spin on […]

African American Folk Music

African American Folk Music Origins Folk music, originating in the 19th century, is one of the earliest forms of music created by African Americans. Being forced over into a new land, without any of their instruments from Africa, the enslaved masses were forced to come up with a newy type of music. Folk historically refers […]