Category: R&B

Record Row: Who Knew?

Record Row: Who Knew? Amaia Calhoun Ten blocks of Michigan Avenue between Roosevelt and Cermak…in the 1950s to early 1970s these 10 blocks on the South Side of Chicago provided a venue for talented African

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Aaliyah

INTRODUCTION Aaliyah Haughton was a singer and actress raised in Detroit, Michigan. At a young age she started voice lessons and was destined to be a star. Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16,

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Then Vs. Now – How R&B Changed

The Temptations…. Much like a lot of great talent the temptations were formed in Detroit Michigan.  Originally named the Elgins the Temptations consisted of  Eddie Kendrick’s, Paul Williams, Otis Williams, Al Bryant and Melvin. Throughout

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Stolen Music?!

There’s no doubt that white people have stolen a lot of things from our people let alone our culture. This story behind the stolen music from musician Chuck Berry in the 1950s just serves as

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Talk About Tink

Trinity Laure’Ale Home better known as Tink, is a 25 year old R&B artist. With singles such as “Treat Me Like Somebody” and “Million” Tink has been a consistent star and developed sound. With melodic

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How DId We Listen to Music?

How Did We Listen to Music? By: Aniyah Peterson 2000s Post Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music did not always exist. These streaming services became available during the 2010s. Prior to streaming services most of the

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Artist Post: Musiq Soulchild

Lets Talk About : Musiq Soulchild Taalib Johnson better known as Musiq Soulchild was born and raised in  Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. Being deeply inspired by 1970s soul and funk performers such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and

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Rhythm & Blues

R&B or rhythm and blues manifested in the black community during the 1940’s. It wasn’t until the 1950s that is gained exposure and was played on the radio and throughout the country. The radio can

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