It is important that music has meaning for people. Throughout the history of African-American music, music has been the vice for enslaved black people, newly freed black people, and persecuted black people to creatively express their feelings and effectively communicate it to others. While the Black music of today definitely invokes fun, it lacks the feeling and sense of community that previous Black music has shared. Today’s music lacks the message and the motivation to better the community, but rather is made to ensure record sales and profits. The genre of Black music has the talent to revive the music, it will just take the desire to want to return Black music to a place where consumers are not only proud of the music being made, but can relate and are inspired by the message.