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Camp Lo

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...The hip-hop duo Camp Lo was formed in the Bronx, New York in 1995 and participated in the first major wave of hip-hop music that fused funk and jazz samples and rhythms with New York rap lyricism. The group consisted of Sonny Cheeba...
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...Next to James P. Johnson and Thomas “Fats” Waller, Willie “The Lion” Smith was a jazz pianist during the early beginnings of jazz. Smith was renowned for his mastery of the “Harlem stride” piano style around the early to mid-twentieth...
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...Originally designed as a punk band, the hip-hop output of the Beastie Boys through the 1990s exhibited an intentionally artistic mode of using samples in the construction of music. In 1979, Michael “Mike D.” Diamond formed the Beastie Boys...

Tony Bennett

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...As a singer, Tony Bennett maintained a successful career despite his form’s nadir in popularity in the late twentieth century. Born in New York City in 1926, Bennett’s early influences were jazz and stage performers. He was a talented...
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...Charlie “Yardbird” Parker is one of the very few of whom it has been said to have permanently changed jazz music with his techniques and improvisations on the saxophone. Parker was born on August 29, 1920 in Kansas, USA, but moved to Kansas...
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...Frank Sinatra, variously known as “The Voice”, “The Chairman of the Board”, and “Ol’ Blue Eyes”, is one of the most popular, most influential, and best-selling music artists in history. Aside from his singing career, both as a solo artist...

Lady Gaga

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...The electropop music of Lady Gaga changed the American musical landscape in the late 2000s and 2010s and, in the process, incorporated an aesthetic and lyricism that brought attention to the contributions and struggles of LGBTQA...
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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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...Led by former DJ James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem brought electronic music to the forefront of the American mainstream through the 2000s and 2010s. Formed in Brooklyn in 2002 with Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang, LCD Soundsystem attracted...
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...Sophie Tucker was one of the most popular entertainers in the United States during the early twentieth century despite, or perhaps because of, her being initially deemed too unattractive and overweight for the stage. Tucker found her fame...