Undoubtedly one of the greatest voices in the history of music, she is also a cultural phenomenon. Her music and her message still rings proud today as many still listen and relate to her powerful, often darkly brooding and passionate sound. Her powerful, authentic voice of black power was only one of the major things that made her famous and her image contributed to a mass change amongst the black community of respecting what they looked like as they were, loving themselves and who they were. Nina Simone refused to change her hair for white people, keeping it in afro form and as authentic as possible. She refused to change her sound, keeping the authentic jazz and blues as her go-to song. She refused to change her lyrics to make white people comfortable and her most famous songs include "Mississippi Goddamn" and "Revolution".
Tekashi 6ix9ine is without a doubt the most interesting rapper we have ever seen in history. Comparing Tekashi to any artist we have ever experienced in the past would be impossible, not only because of his success but also because of how mind-blowing his story truly is. From his look to his actions Tekashi’s persona was just as interesting as his image and kept the entire world engaged every step of the way. Today I want to discuss how a rainbow headed rapper with the numbers sixty-nine tattooed on his body (as he claims) over two hundred times, changed how we perceive rap forever.
I'm not usually one to sit and watch the #SuperBowl #halftime show, but after hearing rave reviews about #Shakira and #JenniferLopez, I actually sat and watched it on my lunch break today.
The documentary Taylor Swift: Miss Americana hit Netflix this weekend and has stunned both audiences and critics. The revealing film directed by Lana Wilson offers an insight into the pop star's transformative life that has never been explored in such depth before. Taylor approaches all topics with complete candour, never too proud to reveal her weaknesses or too shy to show her strengths. If you're looking for any more reason to watch this explosive documentary, here are 13.
My wife and I finally had a chance to see the CNN documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice last night. It was just perfect -- in terms of the time it devoted to Ronstadt's many performances, the sheer range and power of them all, and the many people, after all these years almost as famous as she, with whom she interacted and changed their lives.
The 2010's were a roller coaster of a decade for music. Billboard charts have evolved from DJ infused bangers to indie inspired melodies. Amazingly, many artists dominating the streaming playlists of this time were females. Ten singers, in particular, have defined such a tumultuous decade. Let's celebrate them now!
The news was released today that my hero had died on Tuesday, after a battle with brain cancer. Neil Peart, arguably the most talented drummer, and lyricist to ever walk the earth in the entirety of human history succumbed to his illness. The news did not break until Jan 10th, which to the millions of his fans came as no surprise. He died in the way he lived, quietly, privately, and without the fanfare we would all like to give him. Despite his rather quiet nature, he did author 6 books that were a glimpse into his life, his process, his pain, and his deeply introspective nature.
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Elvis Presley was born on January 8th 1935, He passed away on August 26th 1977. Just like with the death of president John F Kennedy, most people can recall where they were or what they were doing when the news broke that Elvis had died. His loyal fans were in shock and disbelief, but have continued to keep his memory alive for forty four years after his untimely demise at age 42. Each year, on the dates of his birth and death there are special occasions to honor the singer. His faithful devotees find ways to express their love, and this year will be no different.