Kendrick Lamar OUTLINE -Treasure Goddard

Research Methodology: The information in this paper was collected through thorough research conducted prior to and during the time frame of this course. As a huge fan of the artist, I have spent much time understanding the meaning behind his music as well as his influences. Through information learned in this course, I have been […]

Detroit Techno: Derrick May

Derrick May was born on April 6th, 1963 in Belleville, Michigan. From an early age, he developed a passion for music. By age 13, Derrick formed a DJ trio with his classmates called Deep Space Soundworks, which existed solely to present music at parties and clubs within the area. After high school, the three young […]

What Difference Does It Make?

Throughout history and to this day, music has played a huge role in the development of society. Music has the power to influence those who listen and has shaped how we think and how we act. In the times of slavery, negro spirituals developed a sense of hope and community amongst slaves. When it seemed […]

Introducing: Maxwell

The well known musician, record producer, and actor Maxwell was born as Gerald Maxwell Rivera on May 23rd, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York. He is most commonly credited as shaping a part of R&B known as “neo soul” which rose to prominence during the late 1990s. Maxwell began his career performing on the New York […]

Introducing: Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa was born Cameron Jibril Thomaz on September 8th, 1987 in Minot, North Dakota. Growing up as a military kid, he moved around often which helped him to discover his passion for creating music. He began writing lyrics at age nine and started recording his own tracks just a few years later.   He released […]