Hip Hop music is the heart and center of African American music. It originated in the 1970s in New York City. Hip Hop music is a combination of rap music, break dancing, beatboxing, and so much more. Hip Hop has evolved heavily through our the years, but it remains to be the heart of the black communities. Hip Hop music constructs our culture. Hip Hop music has its biggest prime from 1980 to 1990s, and this was known as the Hip Hop Golden age. Some of the most popular and influential rappers from the time were 2pac, salt-n-peppa-, and B.I.G. Hip Hop will continue to grown and always be part of black culture.

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Marian Anderson

Black women empowered each other and proved their independence music and performances. Marian Anderson was one of the biggest influencers with musical performances in the

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John Legend the Legend

JohnLegend John Stephens was born in in Springfield, Ohio on December 28, 1978. He is the child of  Phyllis and Ronald Stephens,. When John Legend

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Ragtime

Ragtime1800-1920 Ragtime was popularized because it was upbeat music that everyone played. Ragtime orginated in Missouri. But rag time played out in 1920 when jazz

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Concerts

93rd Annual Christmas Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol Attending the Christmas Carol, I was pleasantly surprised. The music they sang was not traditional, and they put on

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Gospel

There are three different genres of gospel. They are Transitional Gospel, Rural, and Contemporary. The different types ways of which gospel songs are written are

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Musical Theater

Musical theater became big into play with African Americans in the early 1900s when they were able to make plays. This was their way to

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Techno post

Techno music came into play by the Detroit music scene in the 1980s. The main instruments in techno were drum machines, multi-track mixers, samplers, and

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Folk Music

Elizabeth Cotten is one of the most popular folk musicians. Her music became a staple to folk music. Folk music became off of  Negro Spirtuals

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Jubilee Quartet

m jubilee quartets jubilee 1880-1929 transitional 1930-1943 Gospel Period 1946-1969 Create Your Own Playlist Toggle Content University A quartet at a school. Fisk Quartet- broke

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Disco

Disco music began in 1970. It influenced African Americans because it was the way to express freedom. The guitar was one of the main instruments

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Negro Spirtuals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg_8L96E3eU Negro spirituals were songs that were written by slaves. They usually had some type of hidden message behind them with a code of some

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Funk

In the 1970s, funk music was brought into the scene. It was a lively upbeat way to celebrate being black and having fun and being

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