Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942-December 26, 1999) was an American soul singer, songwriter, & record producer. From his anthemic music with The Impressions during the 60s Civil Rights Movement to composing film soundtracks like Super Fly & Sparkle, he's highly regarded as a pioneer of funk & of politically conscious African-American music. He won the Grammy Legend & Lifetime Achievement Awards, is a double inductee into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, & is a 2-time Grammy Hall of Fame…

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942-December 26, 1999) was an American soul singer, songwriter, & record producer. From his anthemic music with The Impressions during the 60s Civil Rights Movement to composing film soundtracks like Super Fly & Sparkle, he's highly regarded as a pioneer of funk & of politically conscious African-American music. He won the Grammy Legend & Lifetime Achievement Awards, is a double inductee into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, & is a 2-time Grammy Hall of Fame…

Nas in the studio during recording sessions for his first album Illmatic, New York, 1994

Nas in the studio during recording sessions for his first album Illmatic, New York, 1994

Gang Starr "True rap never dies". They did something for the world of music  #Gangstarr #rap #hiphop

Gang Starr "True rap never dies". They did something for the world of music #Gangstarr #rap #hiphop

Pushing political nationalism aside, N.W.A. openly expressed crime as the way to get ahead. Sounding like real gun-toting gangstas N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton took middle America on a car ride through the crack cocaine infested, gang controlled, burnt-out, and ignored neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Pushing political nationalism aside, N.W.A. openly expressed crime as the way to get ahead. Sounding like real gun-toting gangstas N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton took middle America on a car ride through the crack cocaine infested, gang controlled, burnt-out, and ignored neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

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