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Snoop Dogg

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...Snoop Dogg is a prolific American rapper and hip-hop artist and producer, but he has also expanded his career into producing and starring in films as well as making occasional appearances on TV. He is known for frequently collaborating...
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...Though Talking Heads is generally classified as post-punk or new wave, the band experimented with several genres. Talking Heads was critically acclaimed during the 1980s for their pioneering of new wave music as well as their clever lyrics....
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...Despite being born blind, Stevie Wonder established himself first as a child prodigy and later as a pioneer in the R & B genre. Throughout his career, Wonder has continuously produced hits and is considered to be one of the most successful...
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...Sly & the Family Stone played a key role in the development of soul, funk, and psychedelia during the 1960s and 1970s. The group was also one of the first major American bands to have both a race- and gender-integrated line-up. Sly &...

Terry Lewis

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...Best known for his production work with partner Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis revolutionized popular R & B through the 1980s and 1990s. Born in Nebraska in 1956, Lewis attended college in Minneapolis, where he met Jimmy Jam and formed Flyte Time...

James Brown

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...The energetic performances and illustrious career of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, earned him the moniker “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.” Born in 1933 in South Carolina, Brown grew up in extreme poverty. His family moved...

The Clash

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...The British punk band the Clash combined diverse musical influences with constantly critical political intentionality and, in the process, provided the soundtrack for an entire generation. Formed in London in 1976, veterans of the city...

Quincy Jones

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...The career of Quincy Jones saw the composer and producer permanently alter and put his mark on myriad genres of American music. Born in 1933 in Chicago, Jones learned music from his mother—who sang religious songs, and his neighbor—who...
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...The composer, musician, and bandleader Wynton Marsalis became one of the foremost promoters of New Orleans jazz history in the late twentieth century. Born in New Orleans in 1961, Marsalis began performing at the age of six with Danny...

Marvin Gaye

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...The sociopolitically tinged soul music of Marvin Gaye has persevered as a contextualizing soundtrack to the turmoil of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Gaye was born in 1939 in Washington, D.C. and the family was led by his disciplinarian...