Ari Lennox – A New Addition to NeoSoul

Introduction Ari Lennox is not just a woman of self-worth, but also self-value. This is felt in her songs and seen through her mannerisms. March 26, 1991, Courtney Shanade Salter, known by her stage name, Ari Lennox, was born. A Washington D.C. native, she was exposed to many different music forms such as (Go-Go music, […]

Pop Smoke

Gone But Never Forgotten Pop Smoke – A Pioneer of Brooklyn Drill Pop Smoke influenced many people, not just drill rappers, because he did the impossible for people who don’t believe in people like him. Early Life Pop Smoke, also known as Bashar Barakah Jackson, was born on July 20, 1999, in Brooklyn, New York. […]

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, more commonly known as her stage name Megan Thee Stallion, signed to her first label 300 Entertainment in November of 2018. She is the first female rapper to sign to this specific label and released her first full-length album “Fever” on May 17th, 2019. Since the release of her first album, she has become a figure for independent women, women’s education, and coined the popular term “Hot Girl Summer”, which is still widely referenced and used to this day.

Final Exam Post

Why I , Lauryn Sanders Shouldn’t Have to Take the Final Exam? The first reason why I shouldn’t have to take the final is I am always in class. I can count that I have missed two days of class the entire semester. Secondly, why I would I take a final and I have bad […]

Final Exam Post

Why I, Alexus Echols, Shouldn’t Have To Take The Final There are many reasons why a scholar such as myself should not have to take the final. However, for the sake of simplicity I will mention three. The first reason is that if I don’t have to take the final, you will not have to […]

Final Exam – Mya Edwards

I should not have to take the final because through my analysis of African American Music I have entered into a new level of curiosity for music in a general sense, and in regards to my African Diaspora. I have learned many things about myself through the exploration of my people. These learning outcomes I […]

Nadia Oakley

Nadia Oakley It’s a Video   The list of videos will represent the genre’s that were discussed in class.  From Top to Bottom: Negro spirituals/Folk: Jubilee Quartets Ragtime Classical Blues Jazz Musical theatre Hip-Hop R&B Which music was more effective, Beyonce’s music in the 2000’s or Beyonce’s music after 2010? (Only My part […]