Sister Rosetta


When most people think of the Blues, Rhythm and Blues and early Rock ‘n’ Roll artists who had a major influence on the development of Rock ‘n’ Roll, they tend to mention the male musicians like Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Muddy Waters, Louis Jordan, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Big Joe Turner and Ike […]

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Resurrecting the Man in the Mirror


It has been two years since Michael Jackson has died and his cultural impact is still reverberating throughout the world to this day. Today, I came across a 2009 article by Greg Tate in which he gives his thoughts on why Jackson’s icon status was so huge, especially for Black people around the world, and how it […]

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It’s Been Done Before


I was reading a post on Afropunk about Tyler the Creator from the group OddFuture and came across this comment CompoundEgret made in response to calling Tyler the second coming of a charismatic artist to change the industry. He said, “Not really the second coming. Maybe the third, fourth, or fifth. Please check the Horrorcore entry. Like […]

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Death to Punk


I bet you were thinking I wanted Punk music to die. Nope. This is about the upcoming documentary about the band who predated Punk, Death. Founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1971, the band consisted of three Hackney brothers, Bobby, David, and Dannis. Starting off as an R&B group, they switched to rock in 1973 after […]

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