Musiq SOULchild

Thesis Musiq Soulchild is a male artist who has made various projects that have truly implemented the concept of soul into his music. In this post, the career of Musiq Soulchild as well as the impact of R&B/soul has played in his upbringing.  Aijuswanaseing Musiq Soulchild was born as Taalib Johnson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He […]

Folk Music Traditions and Neo-Soul Music

Folk Music Traditions and Neo-Soul Music For generations, folk music has been used as a form of expression for African Americans to describe their experiences and struggles as Black people in America. Throughout different periods, this music genre, which originates from negro spirituals sang by enslaved Black people, has been used by African Americans as […]

Alannah Ross: Erykah Badu

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Passing the Torch: Black Women Activism through artistic outlets

In Chapter 5 of The Songs of Black (Women) Folk: Music, Politics, and Everyday Living, Rasheedah Quiett Jenkins is determined to highlight the connections between several black female artists that have been enlisted in carrying on the tradition of Black women activism. These women all stem from whom Jenkins deems as one of the first to do […]

Albums and Activism

The central theme of What’s Going On and the album of the same name had the inspiration of Marvin Gaye’s life. When his brother had returned from Vietnam, Gaye had put himself in his brother’s shoes and wrote a song in pursuit of raising the societal consciousness in American music. What’s Going On focuses on […]

Masego, he can do it all!

Masego Micah Davis, “Masego”, was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in a Christian community in Newport News, Virginia. “Masego” means “blessed” in Tswana, the official language of Botswana. Masego is a 22 year-old multi-instrumentalist, as well as vocalist. He specializes in Saxophone, both tenor and alto, but also plays other instruments such as the […]

ThisIsQTZ. Takes Spelman College by Storm

Jada Henderson, also known as QTZ., is a graduating senior, singer, and songwriter at the illustrious Spelman College.  I was privileged enough to be able to attend her senior recital where she performed original songs she just released on her new EP.  I really enjoyed the concert/recital in its entirety because it was original, and […]