Why Music Matters

When observing historical events in America, there is an apparent correlation with the evolution of music. At the beginning of the transition of African music to African American music in America following during slavery, negro spirituals and ring shouts were heavily monitored by the white Slave owners, causing them to “calm down” their performance. Later, […]

The Disco Sound

There is no agreement to what the first record of disco is. Some say Eddie Kendricks “Girl You Need A Change of Mind” produced for Motown Records in 1973 was the first. Others say it’s Manu Dibango’s “Soul Makossa” produced in 1972. However, the similarity between both is the major disco sound that it exudes. […]

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj was born in Trinidad and Tobago and grew up in Queens, New York. Her unique and flamboyant personality led her to pursue acting at  LaGaurdia High School for performing arts. With multiple personas in tact, Minaj incorporated these personalities into her music. Releasing two record breaking albums, Pink Friday I & 2 opened […]