There is a prevailing myth that revolves around the hip hop world that it is only African-Americans who listen to this genre of music, enjoy it, or promote it. Some believe that African-Americans were the first to create. As the statistics show, however, myths are very different from what reality happens to be. Almost two
Gil Scott-Heron, soul & jazz poet, musician, author, & self-described "bluesologist". He was primarily known as a spoken word performer, addressing social & political issues, particularly with his popular "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" work. His music, notably on Pieces of a Man and Winter in America, influenced & helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop & neo soul. Music writers have described him as "the godfather of rap" & "the Black Bob Dylan". R.I.P.
Faith is to be awake and to be awake is for us to think and for us to think is to be alive and I will try with every rhyme to come across like I am Dying to let you know you need to try to think~Car Radio
‘Mary J. Blige, the QUEEN OF HIP HOP SOUL is born on this date January 11, 1971. She is a recipient of nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards, and has recorded eight multi-platinum albums. She is the only artist with Grammy Award wins in Pop, Rap, Gospel, and R&B.’ (photo: Mary J. Blige)
Salt-n-Pepa is an American hip hop trio from Queens and Brooklyn, New York, that was formed in 1985. The group, consisting of Cheryl James aka Salt, Sandra Denton aka Pepa, and Deidra Roper aka DJ Spinderella, was one of the first all-female rap crews.