He has always been ranked on MTV’s greatest MC’s of all-time at number 4 and has been awarded by BET for the “Best Impact Track”, Best Hip-Hop CD of the year (2007,2008) best lyricist (2012-2008) and ETC. Nas also has 7 Grammy’s for multiple different things like music videos, singles, and song
in 1992, White signed with A&M, releasing the albums The Man Is Back, The Right Night & Barry White. The Icon Is Love became his biggest-selling album since the '70s releases, going multi-platinum. It includes the platinum single "Practice What You Preach." The production lineup includes Gerald Levert and Tony Nicholas, his godson Chuckii Booker, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. While some later efforts buried his vocals in whiz-bang electronic effects, on The Icon Is Love, White 's deep steam engine baritone pipes are upfront in the mix.
Louis Jordan Jordan was one of the very most successful african american of the 20th century. He made at least four-million selling hits during his career. Jordan would most frequently top the R & B charts. He was also one of the first black artist to crossover in popularity into more of a mainstream audience, topping ten hits all at the same time on the white pop charts on many occasions. Louis Jordan also known as the father of R&B or the “king of jukebox” and some people call him the son of Arkansas.
In the shady streets of Compton, California, a teen receives his first Music Mixer. Little does he know, this gift will shape out the rest of his life and of many others worldwide. Andre Romelle Young, also known as “Dr. Dre” is a renowned Hip-Hop artist and highly successful business entrepreneur. He has influenced the course of Rap/Hip-Hop music and those who took part in it.
Ever wanted to listen to something upbeat and hardcore? Then hip-hop is your choice. This genre of music avails you to bring out that aggressive side, without actually being so. There 're various artists that paved the way, not only in the hip-hop world, outside of it also. The most prominent rap entertainer of all time is none other than Jay- Z.
Mill simply tweeted the name "Quentin Miller," and then DJ Funkmaster Flex joined in the beef by playing an alleged rap reference of Drake 's hit song "10 Bars." The song was played live on the air, and it was coincidentally recorded by a rapper by the name of Quentin Miller. The alleged rap reference soon became a trending topic, and so it seemed Mill 's ghostwriting statement may have some truth to it. Moreover, Quentin Miller 's name was also credited on several songs from Drake 's If You 're Reading This It 's Too Late project. Well, Miller didn 't let the controversy get too out of hand before he decided to make a statement in regards to the ghostwriter accusation.
Not only has J Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” gone platinum, but this is the first hip-hop album to go platinum with no featured artist in 25 years. “2014 Forest Hill Drive” was such a popular album, and there is a reason. J Cole produced an album that almost anyone would love. Whether someone loves the entire album, or just a song or two, there is most likely something that could appeal to anyone. I would recommend this album to anyone because it is one of my favorite albums of all time, and it is worth spending the money.
The first R&B song to crossover to the mainstream top ten, “Sh-Boom” was quickly covered by The Crew-Cuts. The cover version went on to become Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart while the original version recorded by The Chords was left behind in the dust. In the same way, Georgie Gibbs rewrote and toned down a song called “The Wallflower”, originally recorded by Etta James and called it “Dance with me Henry” which went all the way to number one on the pop charts while the original version didn’t even make it into the chart. Gibbs also covered LaVern Baker’s “Tweedle Dee” by using the same backing group, same arrangements, and the same musicians. Gibbs version went to become number one on the chart while the original version was lagging behind at number fourteen.
The two remaining Beastie boys vowed that the band will never play live or record new music without Adam Yauch. So in the end how did The Beastie Boys change hip-hop? well, first and foremost they brought white people into rap music and not just the artist they brought fans as well they proved to the world that they could rap just like any other black artist of the time. They also introduced the world to the idea of rap-rock with “Check Your Head” this album was the basis for so many huge rap rock bands to come out of the 90’s and into today. So next time you think of The Beastie Boys as the girl crazed, nasty band they first portrayed themselves as you might want to check your
Soulja Boy is an American rapper, producer and entrepreneur. He has a net worth of $ 23 million, according to Forbes. How he made his money Music Soulja Boy has made most of his money through rap music. In 2010, he was named one of the highest earning rappers in that year. He was also named by Forbes as one of the Hip-Hop cash kings.
Released 4 studio albums (2002, 2004, 2008 and 2010) and consists of Chad Hugo, Pharrell, and Shay Haley whom they met in high school. The band’s sound influenced by rock, funk and hip-hop while also incorporating elements of R&B and pop music. Their use of heavy synth lines and funk beats has also been praised. (wiki) Here’s some artists that The Neptunes produced over the years: Jay-Z Snoop Dogg Britney Spears Kelis Busta Rhymes Nelly P. Diddy Justin Timberlake Usher Gwen
Then in November of 2009 during when he was just planning to release another album, Gucci Mane was sentenced to 12 months in jail for violating his probation that came off the 2006 assault case. After he served his time Gucci stayed away from trouble focusing more on his rapping career. From 2009-2010 he was a major label success, performing in a lot of songs and remixes. He is continuing to make more music with many famous rappers, and he will probably continue to until he can 't rap anymore. Gucci Mane is an important rapper, because he has changed people 's views on rap music, and he has given rap music a new
Another modern day artist that was popular and famous is Trevor Smith Jr. also known as Busta Rhymes. Trevor is a Jamaican hip-hop musician that has one of the most recognizable vocal timbres in rap music. Busta Rhymes dropped out of high school to pursue his dreams as a musician. At the age of seventeen Trevor landed a record contract with Elektra Records. Between the years of 1900 and 1993, Busta Rhymes and his group made two career changing albums; “Future without a Past" and "T.I.M.E".
According to Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming service, hip-hop is the world’s most popular genre of music. This is an amazing feat from a genre created less than fifty years ago in New York City. Modern day hip-hop deviates from its original purpose of providing a voice for underrepresented groups as hip-hop spread throughout the country and became overly commercialized. Clive Campbell, better known as DJ Kool Herc, created hip-hop at a Halloween party in the Bronx of New York City in 1973. After noticing positive reactions from the crowd, DJ Kool Herc used a groundbreaking turntable technique to elongate the drum breaks in songs (Blanchard).