Category: The 2000s

R&B: The 5th Stream

The New Millennium   The fusion R&B creations of independent composers ignited the careers of many new artists in the 1990s. Two production techniques were

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John Legend

John Rogers Stephens:The New Genre: R & B Early Life: John Legend was born as John Roger Stephens on December 28, 1978 in Springfield, Ohio.

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Black Musical Theater: DREAMGIRLS

The iconic broadway musical production of “Dreamgirls” starring Jennifer Holiday, Loretta Divine, and Sheryl Lee Ralph was a phenomenal black musical that embodied the talent, creativity

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Mary J. Blige: Queen of Hip-Hop R&B

Bibliography Macpherson, Alex. “Mary J Blige on Drugs, Abusive Relationships and Self-Hatred.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 1 Feb. 2008, www.theguardian.com/music/2008/feb/01/urban.  “Mary J. Blige.”

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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

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