Letter of Recommendation: Detroit Techno // The New York Times Magazine​

In the early ’80s, the Roland Corporation, a Japanese electronics company, developed two machines that would soon become obsolete and change the world, in that order. The TR-808 Rhythm Composer and the TB-303 Bass Line — synthesizers with built-in sequencers — were designed for musicians to practice with at home, by programming artificial accompaniment. They […]

Techno Assignment

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BEYONCÉ GISELLE KNOWLES-CARTER: QUEEN BEY: Paper Outline

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter General Background: Born: September 4, 1981 (36 years) Birthplace: Houston, TX Spouse: Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter Children: Blue Ivy Carter, Sir Carter, Rumi Carter R&B & Soul Singer Founded: Survivor Foundation, BeyGood Childhood & Early Life: Daughter of sales manager, turned music manager, Mathew Knowles & hairdresser, businesswoman, and fashion designer Celestine “Tina” […]

What Difference Does It Make?

All music is influential in some shape or form. However, African American music tends to have more of a spiritual and soulful feel that brings people study the aspect of what makes African American music so catchy and perpetually relevant. Our music has evolved so much over the centuries. From gospel hymns to trap music, […]

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter

General Background: Born: September 4, 1981 (36 years) Birthplace: Houston, TX Spouse: Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter Children: Blue Ivy Carter, Sir Carter, Rumi Carter R&B & Soul Singer Founded: Survivor Foundation, BeyGood Childhood & Early Life: Daughter of sales manager, turned music manager, Mathew Knowles & hairdresser, businesswoman, and fashion designer Celestine “Tina” Knowles Education & […]

Marvin Sapp

American Gospel music singer-songwriter Born & raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan Attended Aenon Bible College in Indianapolis Indiana Dropped out of college after being invited by renowned Gospel singer, Fred Hammond, to sing with Commissioned in 1991 Recorded with the group during the 90s before beginning a record-breaking solo career Founder and senior pastor of […]

Shirley Graham Du Bois

Born Lola Shirley Graham, Jr. Only daughter of six children Father was a minister Graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Washington Shirley Graham was a phenomenal American award-winning author, playwright, composer and activist Moved to Paris, France to study music composition at Sorbonne Meeting Africans & Afro-Caribbean people in Paris introduced her […]