Techno Music

Techno Music was created in Detroit, Michigan during the 80s. Techno is a genre of electronic dance music. This particular sound has a repetitive beat, giving the centrtal rythm a common timing. Techno was primarily developeed by Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May and Eddie Fowlkes who all attenede Belleville High. The techno sound initially […]

Afrika Bambaataa

Afrika Bambaataa was born on April 17th in 1957, making him 63 years old. His real name is Lance Taylor. He is known as an American disc jockey, rapper, song writter and producer from South Bronx, New York. He has a strong tie to the Zulu Nation. Zulu people are on a search of success, […]

Parliament Funkadelic

George Clinton is the founder of Parliament Funkadelic in 1964. Th group has over 40 R&B hit singles. The band orgiinally consisted of musicians Frankie Boyce, Richard Boyce, and Langston Booth plus 5 more members. George revolutionized R&B during the 70s. He was born in North Carolina on July 22nd, 1941. he became interested in […]

Funk

Funk originated in African American communities in the 1960s. It is a mixture of soul, jazz, rythm and blues. Funk has a unique sound that made it so popular versus other genres of music that were presented because it had a synchronized rythm. James Brown is named the Godfather of funk. Why funk projected so […]

Hip Hop 101

Hip Hop is one of the most popular generes of music today. Its influence stretches all over the world. Hip Hop was originally created within the black community and portrayed what everyday life was like. It gave black people an outlet and freedom for some to express themselves in a fashion that came naturally. Hip […]

2000s: The Millenium

Contemporary R&B was one of the most popular genres of the decade. This type of R&B music consisted of blues, pop, soul, funk and electronic sounds. Entering the 2000s began with a lot of high expectations in reference to technological inventions. Everyone was struck with the idea of entering the millennium and what it had […]