Brunswick Records

Nia Butler and Lauren Forney Brunswick Records was a popular record company along Record Row in Chicago. /*! elementor – v3.9.0 – 06-12-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Founding Information Brunswick Records was founded in 1916 Brunswick- Balke- Collender Company- Founded Brunswick Records  Owner- The Tarnopol Family/ Nat Tarnopol and eventually Jackie […]

The Original Queen Bee: Lil’ Kim

/*! elementor – v3.9.0 – 06-12-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} “An empowered, independent woman in the highly misogynistic world of rap” (Zook, 2000) /*! elementor – v3.9.0 – 06-12-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Kimberly Denise Jones, also known as; Queen Bee, The Queen Of Rap, or Lil’ Kim is […]

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, […]

The Internet

The Internet is a Los Angeles based alternative R&B group. They have four albums to date and have earned several award nominations in addition to a very loyal and diverse fan base. The Internet is a Los Angeles based alternative R&B group consisting of Syd Tha Kyd, better known as Syd, as vocalist, Matt Martians […]

Fantasia Barrino: “This Is Me”

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Back Down Memory Lane: A Minnie Riperton Biography

/*! elementor – v3.8.1 – 13-11-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Overview and Thesis Minnie Julia Riperton is a vocalist and songwriter whose career skyrocketed in the 1970s. With hits like “Lovin’ You,”  “Les Fleurs,” and “Back Down Memory Lane,” her influence on the Soul and R&B genre is undeniable. With her […]

NIPSEY HUSSLE

/*! elementor – v3.9.0 – 06-12-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} NIPSEY HUSSLE Ermias Asghedom, otherwise known by his artist name, Nipsey Hussle, was an influential Los Angeles rapper, activist, and entrepreneur who used his platform to better his community up until his untimely death. He was a role model to many […]

King Records

/*! elementor – v3.7.8 – 02-10-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Introduction to King Records In 1943, King Records was founded by Syd Nathan in Cincinnati, Ohio. The label originally specialized in country music, the most popular sing being, “I’m Using My Bible for a Road Map” by Reno and Smiley.  /*! […]

Record Labels of the Mid-20th century

By the time genres like Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, and Soul became prominent, there were record labels that grew alongside the popularity and widespread consumption of these genres. By putting music in the hands and homes of consumers, these labels helped to establish the cultural landscape associate with genres and the cities in which they […]

Jackie Wilson – “Mr. Excitement”

They didn’t call him “Mr. Excitement” for nothing, Jackie Wilson was a chart-topping success of the 1950s and 1960s.   Jack Leroy Wilson Jr. Was born on June 9th, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan and he grew up singing gospel.   In 1953 at the age of 19, He replaced Clyde McPhatter as the lead singer […]

Mint Condition

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Introducing The Jhené Aiko

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Who is Toni Braxton?

Who is Toni Braxton? Introduction Toni Braxton. Toni Braxton is an African American singer, songwriter whose music has gained millions of streams and is enjoyed by millions. Toni Braxton’s life and legacy has been cemented through her music that has inspired and loved by her fans. Who is Toni Braxton? Toni Braxton is an African-American […]

From American Idol to A SuperStar: Fantasia Barrino​

From American Idol to A SuperStar: Fantasia Barrino​By: MacKenzie Fox Statement Fantasia Barrino is the definition of determination when it comes to being successful. She went through many trials in life while on her journey to be someone in the music industry, in which American Idol was incredibly helpful through that. I would identify Fantasia […]

Commodification of African American Music

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Obama Snubbed Etta James

Obama Snubbed Etta James It is January 20, 2009. Barack Obama has just been inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States. You turn on the TV to watch the Inaugural Ball. Barack and Michelle Obama step out onto the dance floor. The accompanying track to “At Last” starts playing and… Beyonce starts singing? […]

The Legacy of African Music within African American Music: Group Project

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} The Legacy of African Music Within African American Music By: Noel Harris, Anna Parra Jordan, Amaya Roberts, Neema G., Niara, Trinity Seegars, and Ysabella Lopez AFRICAN INFLUENCE AND HIP HOP It is common knowledge that music is a staple within the […]

The Season of SZA

/*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} The Season Of SZA by Mariah Wolfe /*! elementor – v3.4.8 – 16-11-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Who is SZA? SZA is a neo singer and songwriter whose music has been characterized as alternative R&B with elements of soul, […]

90’s Girl Groups

History Although most remember the 1990s for gangster rap, many fans remember the soaring girl groups that emerged during the 1990s. The rising interest in contemporary R&B and hip-hop led to this phenomenon. American girl groups like Destinys Child, TLC, SWV, and Xscape rose to fame during this decade. Girl-groups became extremely popular as R&B […]