Musicians Change Perceptions of Art in Museums

October 25, 2018

America’s musical soundtrack isn’t complete without mentioning the contributions of African American recording artists from every genre. From spirituals sang by our ancestors to the booming bass of hip...

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T.I. Gets Personal on His Tenth Studio Album

October 11, 2018

Trap music is another layer that makes America’s soundtrack. It’s referred to as a brand of southern street hustler rap, featuring synthesizer sounds, booming bass and 808 drums. The...

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Profile: Tamia

September 27, 2018

In 1998, songbird Tamia took the music industry by storm with her angelic voice that can tackle anything from R&B, neo-soul, gospel, jazz, and hip hop. America’s soundtrack wouldn’t...

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Profile: Leon Bridges

September 13, 2018

America’s soundtrack isn’t complete without mentioning newer acts that are putting their stamp on the R&B/Soul genre. Leon Bridges looks and sounds like a throwback to the 60s era...

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Remembering Aaliyah

August 22, 2018

This week marks the untimely death of Aaliyah. America’s soundtrack wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the late rising star’s musical impact on R&B. Aaliyah Haughton was born on January...

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Remembering the Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin

August 16, 2018

The world has lost an icon that shaped the genre known as soul. Aretha Franklin passed away August 16 at the age of 76. America’s soundtrack wouldn’t be complete...

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Profile: Faith Evans

August 14, 2018

Multi-platinum GRAMMY Award winning R&B singer Faith Evans has contributed to America’s soundtrack for over two decades. With eight studio albums, over 18 million albums sold, and over 30...

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Profile: Bobby Brown

August 7, 2018

When you think of R&B group New Edition and New Jack Swing, the name Bobby Brown is synonymous with both. With a receipt of hits, and a career that...

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Profile: BeBe & CeCe Winans

July 31, 2018

Brother-sister duo BeBe & CeCe Winans have made a lasting impact on America’s soundtrack. The siblings hail from the Gospel dynasty, The Winans. Together or with their individual successes,...

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Profile: Howlin’ Wolf: A Blues Giant

July 25, 2018

With gruff raspy vocals, Howlin’ Wolf embodied the Blues genre putting his trademark growl onto America’s soundtrack. Howlin’ Wolf was born as Chester Arthur Burnett in June 1910 in...

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Q&A: Seven Questions with Roger Thomas of Naturally 7

July 17, 2018

With a distinct acapella style they call “vocal play, Naturally 7 is a New York based vocal septet that has contributed to America’s soundtrack with their unique style. Featuring...

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Profile: Linda Martell

July 10, 2018

African Americans have contributed to many facets of America’s soundtrack. One area that isn’t discussed as much is the contributions to the country genre. It’s a widely known fact...

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