Category: Black Music Roots

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There Was A Time

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Ralph Cooper, founder of the Original Harlem Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater, was an icon of the Apollo legacy for decades.  This long tradition ended at his death on August 4, 1992.  During his long career, Ralph...

Sam and Dope

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Uptown at the Apollo

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Richard Pryor, Sammy Davis, Jr., Stevie Wonder and Sam Moore are among the artists who have had their names in lights outside of the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem. They appear with Tony Brown when he turns the pa...

Richard Pryor: Rap I

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Stevie Wonder Plays His Own Keys of Life

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STEVIE WONDER: How did a little Black boy, blind since birth, become one of music's greatest superstars and a cultural icon? Stevland Morris, better known as Stevie Wonder joins Tony Brown for this revealing interview...

The Rap Against Rap

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Pernicious words like “nigger” have become standard gutter talk among a “gangsta” subculture of African-Americans who call themselves rap artists.   One black writer, columnist and cartoonist for the Tacoma Tribune go...

Jesus Christ, Yo

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Christian Hip Hop is becoming a fast-growing music genre.  Danny Wilson, CEO of Holy Hip Hop, and Minister Eddie Velez talk about how they are spreading the word of God through Christian Hip Hop music.(2412)

New Millennium Music

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Gospel music revenues were 11 percent higher over the industry average last year.   Music scholar Eric Christian attributes this growth to savvy imaging, more sophisticated marketing and the emergence of varied ethnic...

God is Ahead by 13 Percent

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Sales for gospel music have grown by 13 percent while they are down by 24 percent for the Hip Hop genre and other popular music forms.  Vicki Mack Lataillade, president of Gospo Centric Records, founded her company wi...