Category : Performance

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Matilda Sissieretta Jones

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Matilda Sissieretta Jones, née Joyner, byname Black Patti, or Madame Jones, (born Jan. 5, 1869, Portsmouth, Va., U.S.—died June 24, 1933, Providence, R.I.), opera singer...
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Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

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Jam and Lewis’s emergence as major record producers was kick-started by Prince’s pique. Keyboard player Jimmy Jam (James Harris III) and bassist Terry Lewis played...
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The Ohio Players

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The Ohio Players, American funk and pop band from Dayton, Ohio, that put an indelible stamp on black music from the urban Midwest in the...
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Prince

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Prince, original name Prince Rogers Nelson, later called the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, the Artist, and , (born June 7, 1958, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.—died...
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Parliament-Funkadelic

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Parliament-Funkadelic, also called P-Funk, a massive group of performers that greatly influenced black music in the 1970s. The original members were George Clinton (b. July...
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Suge Knight

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Suge Knight is a rap industry businessman who is the co-founder of Death Row Records, has worked with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur....
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Tupac Shakur

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On September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur was shot in Las Vegas; he died six days later. In the last days before his death, Tupac’s life...
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Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, record producer and actress, known for her roles in the big screen adaptation of ‘Chicago’ and the HBO...
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N.W.A.

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N.W.A, in full Niggaz Wit Attitudes, an American hip-hop group from Compton, California, whose popular, controversial music included explicit references to gang life, drugs, sex,...
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Dr. Dre

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Dr. Dre, byname of André Romelle Young, (born February 18, 1965, Los Angeles, California, U.S.), American rapper, hip-hop producer, and entrepreneur who helped popularize the...