Author: Samantha Roach

Barry White

Early Life Barry White was in Galveston, TX. As a young child he sang gospel songs with his mother and taught himself to play piano.

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Rick James

Early Life James Ambrose Johnson Jr. was born on February 1, 1948, in Buffalo, New York. James’ father left when he was just 10 years old. His mother

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Lead Belly

Lead Belly was born on the Jeter Plantation in Mooringsport, Louisiana, on January 20, 1888. He attended school in Texas until around age 13, playing in

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B.B. King

Early Life B.B. King was born September 16, 1925, on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi. His parents Albert and Nora Ella were sharecroppers but

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Future Hendrix

Future Hendrix is a rapper and song writer. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on November 20th, 1983. His name was originally Nayvadius Wilburn but

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The Notorious B.I.G.

Early Life Christopher George Latore Wallace, The Notorious B.I.G. or commonly known as Biggie Smalls, was born on May 21, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York. His father

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What Difference Does it Make

As African Americans, music is incredibly important to our culture. When our ancestors were brought over as slaves, it was expected that their culture and,

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