Author: Zoe Watkins

The Belleville Three: Techno

“The Belleville Three” Juan Atkins Spet. 12, 1962 (age 56) Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Derrick May April 6, 1963 (age 56) Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Kevin Maurice Saunderson  September 5, 1964 (age 54) Brooklyn ,NY (At age

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Hip Hop: Categories

” Webster Definition” 1 : a subculture especially of inner-city youths who are typically devotees of rap music2 : the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapalso : rap together with this music Different Hip

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Funk: Music Genre

Funk Music Definition: Funk is defined as a ” a music genre that originated in African-American communities in the mid-1960’s when African-American musicians created a rhythmic, dance able new form of music through a mixture

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Mary J Blige: R&B Singer

Mary J Blige: Jan. 11,1971 Born and raised in The Bronx, NY ” Be Without You” Who Is She? Singer, song writer and actress, this dynamic figure of R&B started her career as background singer

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KRS1: The Teacher

KRS-One : LAWRENCE “KRIS” PARKER KRS ONE: MC’S Act Like They Don’t KnowYoutube Video: Click HereStep Into The WorldYoutube Video:Click HereSelf Destruction: The Stop the Violence MovementYoutube Video:Click Here BACKGROUND: Born: August 20, 1965 (53

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Gospel: Old School vs New School

Satan,Your Kingdom Must Come Down: HYMN this song originally sang through hymn has been recreated by The Shirley Caesar renamed: Satin were going to tare your kingdom down.  Origin For christians the archetypal story of

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Blues: Black Addition

Origin: Originated in the deep south during the 1980s, blues incorporated spirituals, work songs, shouts, and simple narrative ballads. Blues as a genre is also characterized by its lyrics, bass line, and instrumentation. Elements such

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Lenny White: American Drummer

Lenny White Who is he? Leonard White III December 19, 1949 New York City Styles: Cross over jazz funk fusion  jazz-funk neo-bop post-bop soul What He Did… As a self taught left handed drummer on

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