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The pioneering artist always lived out loud, even when the world tried to silence and ignore him.
Mellow Man Ace put together the first gold record by a Latino MC. This is how the man widely regarded as the Godfather Of Latin Hip-Hop did it.
The South African trumpeter is an international icon, with a legend earned through decades of creativity, outspoken advocacy, and activism.
With Bust It Records, the superstar rapper from Oakland created a template for empire-building.
Queen Latifah can still spit hot fire as effortlessly as she belts a note. The beauty is, she’s proven she doesn’t have to choose between the two.
The Detroit school was the home to Diana Ross, Big Sean, Ron Carter, Alice Coltrane, and countless other music greats.
The singer's influential approach has birthed a whole generation of artists that have followed her unique vocal style.
The Detroit jazz artist transformed our understanding of what the harp could be.
In 1992, the Jamaican duo recorded one of dancehall's most enduring anthems with Sly & Robbie. This is the story of how it got made.
How a Harlem-born multi-hyphenate became the blueprint for the modern MC.
A celebration of the Oakland trio, a group that interpolated its city's rugged sonic signatures in an unpredictable way.
The album 'Juju Music' was the first of its kind, and opened the floodgates for other artists from Africa to go global.
The Wattstax concert was a snapshot of the Black-is-Beautiful movement; an early 70s salve for the wounds caused by the 60s.
The saxophonist's name isn't as known as among non-jazz fans these days, but he should be remembered as a pioneer and innovator.