Category: The 2000s

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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Atlanta Takeover

Atlanta is regarded as Dirty South’s capital within the southern rap movement in the 2000s. Atlanta got its status from being a city with opportunity for African Americans. In the 1990s, Atlanta was one among

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The Rise of Rap in the 2000s

The Rise of Rap in the 2000s In this “Golden Age of Music,” many black music fans saw this as the time for rap to become mainstream and popular. Leading this change were names like

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Infusion of West Indian Culture

Infusion of West Indian MusicJaden Richards West Indian culture had a large influence on music in the 2000s. Some West Indian genres include reggae, dancehall, reggaeton, and soca. Most of these genres originated in Jamaica

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Neo-Soul of the 2000s: India.Arie

India.Arie: The Meaning Behind the Music As mainstream Hip-Hop and R&B became popularized in Black mainstream culture, Neo-Soul was recognized less during the 2000s. One artist, in particular, changed the way we view Neo-Soul: India.Arie.

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Redefining Female Rapper Sexuality.

 In a decade where rappers such as Nelly are able publicly sexualize women it is no wonder why female rappers had trouble defining theirselves as respectable rappers. In the 00s, rappers such as Missy Elliott

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Music Videos at the Turn of the Century

Music Videos at the Turn of the Century Amaia Calhoun 2000s post Music videos in the 2000s underwent many changes. At the beginning of the decade, many big-name directors from the 1990s started directing less

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