Gil Scott Heron, The Revolutionist

Thesis Gil Scott-Heron was a controversial poet and songwriter whose willingness to undeniably speak the truth, laid the foundation for future socially conscious artists.  Who was Gil Scott Heron? In the city of Chicago, Gil Scott-Heron was born on April 1, 1948. He was born to his mother, Bobbie Scott-Heron who worked as a librarian […]

Keyshia Cole

/*! 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} Keyshia Cole Keyshia Myeshia Cole is a popular R&B recording artist, singer, composer, and television personality. With the power of her breathtaking voice and the originality of her lyrics she has made a name for herself.   Artist History Birth and Family /*! elementor […]

Introducing The Jhené Aiko

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sources-Etta James

/*! elementor – v3.4.4 – 13-09-2021 */ .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} Sources for Artist-Etta James by Alyssia Horsley 1.)https://open.spotify.com/artist/0iOVhN3tnSvgDbcg25JoJb 2.)https://www.biography.com/musician/etta-james 3.)https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/arts/music/etta-james-singer-dies-at-73.html 4.)https://www.cnn.com/2012/01/20/showbiz/etta-james-obit/index.html 5.)https://www.npr.org/artists/15401883/etta-james 6.)https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/jan/20/etta-james 7.)https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/etta-james-acclaimed-soul-singer-who-fought-overcome-her-personal-demons-6292566.html 8.)https://www.amazon.com/Etta-James/e/B000AP7YYK 9.)https://www.iheart.com/artist/etta-james-3319/ 10.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etta_James

TLC

TLC: The Women With No Scrubs Previous Next TLC, which stands for T-Boz, Left-Eye, and Chili, is an African American girl group who has set high standards for girl groups because of their talent and sound. Artist History Tionne Tenese Watkins was born on April 26, 1970 to James Watkins and Gayle Watkins, in Des […]

STEVE LACY

All of sources are primary sources and interviews from the artist. Dallavo, Scott, director. Throwback Session: The Internet Live on MBE in 2015. KCRW, KCRW, 18 June 2020, www.kcrw.com/music/shows/morning-becomes-eclectic/internet-syd-steve-lacy-live-performance-ego-death. Dweyer, Vincent. “There’s a Reason Everybody Loves Steve Lacy.” Acclaim Mag, 2017, acclaimmag.com/music/steve-lacy-interview-the-internet/. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021. Frank, Alex G. “Greatly Blessed and Highly Favored: Steve […]

All About Alicia Keys

ALICIA KEYS By: Jaleah Wiggins Artist History Alicia Augello Cook, a.k.a. Alicia Keys was born in New York, New York, on January 25, 1981. Alicia Keys was raised by her mother, an actress, and paralegal in “Hell’s Kitchen” neighborhood. Her mother was fully supportive of her interests in music. Keys started playing piano at seven […]

Artist Project: Lauryn Hill

/*! 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} LAURYN HILL By Darlene Nawuridam /*! 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} Early Life Lauryn Noelle Hill is a singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. She was born on May 26, 1975, in Newark, New Jersey. She […]

The Life of Jennifer Hudson

The Life of Jennifer Hudson Abstract Jennifer Hudson is considered to have a voice that is one of a kind and transcends all bounds. The purpose of the artist post is to discuss the career that Jennifer Hudson has made for herself, the impact she has made on others as well as the history that […]

Ari Lennox

by Avane Ervin Courtney Shanade Salter“Ari Lennox” Courtney Shanade Salter also known as “Ari Lennox” is an American lyricist, singer, songwriter, and social media influencer. She was born in Northern Virginia on March 26, 1991 and later moved to Washington D.C., where she spent most of her childhood and adolescent years. She began singing in […]

The Boss Ms. Diana Ross

The Boss: Ms. Diana Ross Diana Ross is the boss of the music industry because of her extensive discography, crossover appeal, and longevity in entertainment.  Early Life Diana Ernestine Earle Ross was born on March 26, 1944 in Detroit Michigan to her parents Ernestine and Fred Ross Sr. She is the second of seven children. […]

Joe Budden

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Lionel Richie by Nichele Washington

/*! 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} Lionel Richie Artist Project by Nichele Washington /*! 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} Lionel Richie is an individual whose musical and artistic prowess has turned him into a household name. Wether singing, playing the saxophone, […]

Artist Paper – Kehlani

Kehlani “Success to me is only two things: happiness and stability.” Artist History Kehlani Ashley Parrish was born in Oakland, California, on April 24, 1995. Unfortunately, both of her parents were struggling with addiction, and as a result, her father died when she was a toddler, and her mother was in and out of jail. […]

Chaka Khan

Queen of Funk: Chaka Khan By: Demi Browder Yvette Marie Stevens Chaka Khan, known as the Queen of Funk was born on March 23, 1953 as, Yvette Marie Stevens, in neighborhood Hyde Park in  Chicago, Illinois. She currently is in Chicago, and has two children both adults. Born into an artistic household, she grew up […]

Artist Paper : Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder Introduction With a music career spanning 60 years and many genres, Stevie Wonder is one of the most influential and successful songwriters and musicians. Artist History Birth Steveland Hardaway Morris was born on May 13, 1950. He was born six weeks early, and that combined with too much oxygen in the hospital incubator, […]

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.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 8 Jan. 2020, www.biography.com/musician/mary-j-blige.  “Mary J Blige: Bio.” Mary J Blige | Bio, www.maryjblige.com/bio.  Pelton, Tristan Michael. “Mary J. Blige (1971- ).” Welcome to Blackpast •, […]

How to Write an Artist Paper

Thesis Statement A thesis statement clearly identifies the topic being discussed, includes the points discussed in the paper, and is written for a specific audience. … Another option is to think of a thesis statement as one complete sentence that expresses your position. Narrows the topic down to a specific focus of an investigation. Artist […]