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|A Spotlight On : Black History|
So, I saw a black history month list that wasnt very fleshed out and figured I'd take a shot at compiling a list of some really great black musicians. There are so many to pick from
Me Against the World
2pac is probably one of the most well known of all black artists, and with good reason. His street messages were unflinching and his flow excellent. A true great.
Another brilliant rapper, Ice Cube was the driving creative force behind NWA's first album, and had a very successful solo career. The Predator is a spectacular record, filled with great tracks.
Good Girl Gone Bad
Generic pop music at it's most generic, this was still an immensely successful and beloved record. I'm sure there wont be that many Rihanna fans on this site, but this record spawned a couple of her biggest hits and ensured Rihanna was one of the most successful female vocalists ever.
The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album
Another black artist who has tragically died too early, Whitney Houston had a stellar voice and stellar career, with the soundtrack to Kevin Costner's The Bodyguard being a standout moment. Rest in Peace.
A reggae-metal act from Wales, Skindred are a rather strange band but still one with legions of adoring fans. They are just a genuinely good fun artist and one worth listening to occasionally.
|6||Bob Marley and The Wailers|
The Best Of The Wailers
Bob Marley is one of the most popular black musicians ever, a name that has gone from being a musician to being a legend. People will already have heard the vast majority of his stuff, and therefore be aware of the impact he has had on music. A true genius.
Thunder and Lightning
Irish by birth, Phil Lynott was a great frontman for a truly gifted band. Thin Lizzy released so many great tracks over the years, with The Boys are Back In Town enduring through radio to this day. Fabulous.
A jazz superstar and one of the few jazz names that comes to mind immediately. Coltrane is a beast
The most successful pop star of all time, MJ revolutionised music at the time and his influence is long lasting. The fact that he still gains immense airplay to this day despite many smear campaigns is testament to how good he was.
Rip The Jacker
One of the most lyrically complex records ever released, Rip The Jacker is a hip hop album that has flown under a lot of people's radars. Canibus is one of the best hip hop lyricists ever and this was his finest hour
|50 bucks says Olympus doesn't bat an eye at this one |
|Cool list, but it needs some funk|
|I made a list in this vein forever ago and so many white dudes thought I was white and racist for making it lmao|
|Wait what? That's crazy MillionDead.|
|Guarentee 100% of the people who called him racist and white were also white |
|"so many white dudes thought I was white and racist for making it lmao"|
Yeah, it's always weird when people assume "white" is the default race
|nice list whitey|
|Am i racist for thinking that Black history should just be integrated into regular american history and lectured all year long alongside normal history? Cause i mean, from an outsideres perspective, black history is also american history. |
|that's a white opinion if I've ever heard one |
|"that's a white opinion if I've ever heard one"|
White people are so good at appropriating stuff, they even appropriate social justice without even knowing it.
|veks isn't white tho|
|list could use Prince, Arthur Lee, Hendrix Bad Brains, Living Colour, Tobin Abasi|
|A new artist.|
Bartees Strange - Live Forever
Such a unique album.
|Storm In A Teacup|
|Yeah, it's always weird when people assume "white" is the deffault race|
that's a white opinion if I've ever heard one
veks isn't white tho
^good job sputnik^
|I have a black friend, and I don't hear color. |
Cool now everyone knows how progressive I am.
|I let my wife get rammed at least 3 times a week by our black neighbor THATS how progressive I am |