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Guests At The Table: White Artists Who Did Black Music…Right

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Cultural appropriation paired with Black music has been a hot topic recently. The main question being: “Are non-Black Artists Culture Appropriators?” People from all cultures and backgrounds are chiming in.

But how do Black people feel about plagiarism? This can almost easily be equated to an essay. I’ve heard two main arguments, briefly put: 1.) As long as Outsiders cite sources and 2.) Forget sources, get your own subject.

My feelings? I’m over the whole topic.

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I decided to shift my perspective a little bit. Who is White and did it right, in Black music? And who is Black and not getting enough credit. First, who are the Whites with flavahhh?

Today, I’ll be discussing White music artists who did Black music, right. I came up with this list based on song timelessness and audio ambiguity. Basically, artists you were shocked to find out were white. When their songs come on, you still rock to them. Guests who came, brought a dish, and seemingly left with a Black Pass.

Teena Marie

Teena Marie had a unique vocal ability made us think she was a Black woman. The singer was signed as a solo act by Berry Gordy. A duet with Rick James, “I’m a Sucker for Your Love,” scored her a #8 hit on the Black Singles Charts. Other hits include, “Square Biz”, “Portuguese Love,” and “Ooh La La La.” Sadly, the singer passed in December 2010.


Eminem

Eminem has a gift of bars that leaves lyricists shook. His extensive vocabulary, quick thinking, and thoughtful rhymes sealed him as a talented hitmaker. The living legend’s hits include, “My Name is,” “Stan,” featuring Dido, “The Way I Am,” and “Love The Way You Lie,” featuring Rihanna. Just to name a few.


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Snow

Remember the guy in the 90’s in the cross-colors who everyone thought was Jamaican? The glasses-sporting Canadian Reggae singer-rapper blew everyone’s stereotypes with his one hit, “Informer.” Although there was no follow up hit, his crooning about narcs are always guaranteed to be a mood lifter (a licky boom-boom down!)


Joss Stone

The English R&B singer captured our attention with her easy melodious runs and soulful vibrato. Her voice made you want to Netflix, Chill, and Regret The Next Morning. With songs like, “Fell In Love with a Boy,” “Super Duper Love,” and “You Had Me,” the blond soul singer carved her way into our hearts and on the charts.


Amy Winehouse

This English singer was known for her unique voice and modern big band sound. Her style notable for her tall black hair and signature winged mascara. Her hit songs included, “You Know I’m No Good,” “Rehab,” and “Back To Black.” Sadly, we lost the singer in July 2011.


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Paul Wall

The rapper from Houston had us all “Sittin’ Sidewayz” back in 2005. The Pro Jeweler brought us into his world of Candy Painted cars and Chopped & Screwed. Other hits include “Still Tippin” featuring Slim Thug and Mike Jones (!!!), and a feature on “Grillz” with Nelly.

With that said, I’ll be following up this article with the other perspective: Underrated Black Artists of then and now.

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Ella Mai

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Ella Mai’s self titled album is a 10 out of 10! Every song is good from start to finish.

First, she had everybody wanting to be Boo’d Up…

Then she had people Tripping…

But now she has everybody talking about this amazing 16 track album.

Ella Mai starts the album off by breaking down her name which is her way of letting people know who she is, but it is a way of people connecting with her beyond the music. I found this to be a different approach for her because I have been listening to Ella Mai before she became mainstream.

One conversation on social media is that people do not like when she starts talking after the song is over but she has been doing this for a while.

Does it bang in the car? The answer is 100% YES. This is an album you can play without skipping a single song. Ella Mai only had three featured artists on the album and that is rare for an artist because almost everybody now has an album with almost everybody featured on it. If you have not listened to the album I would suggest you do!

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The Long Awaited ‘Tha Carter V’ “FLOP” or “NOT”

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4 damn years! After 4 long years, Lil Wayne finally drops Tha Carter V and it sold pretty well despite the mixed reviews that have been floating around. The album was initially scheduled to be released back in May of 2014 but the legal battle with Birdman held him from releasing. After listening I give it a 7 out of 10. When listening it did not give me the Wayne that I was expecting. One tweet, in particular, said exactly what I was thinking.

The #UproarChallenge became popular after social media comedian Shiggy posted him dancing to the song on Instagram.

 

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Even Wayne’s boys got in on the #UproarChallenge

The songs that stood out the most were Mona Lisa, Open Letter, Hittas, Problems and Used 2. Tha Carter V has some bangers, but if I can’t bang the whole album in the car and have to skip songs there is a problem. Overall the album is a solid good 13 songs.

 

Did the long-awaited Tha Carter V live up to the hype for you? Comment below “FLOP” or “NOT”

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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Call It Quits

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We all saw it coming, unfortunately. Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are reportedly splitting up according to TMZ. The couple who were engaged have called it quits.

Sources close to the former couple tell us AG and PD split this weekend, with both parties acknowledging that it simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off. We’re told the two still have love for each other, but things are over romantically. via TMZ

Sources have also said that the recent death of Ariana’s ex Mac Miller was the breaking point. Mac Miller died early last month on the 7th of September. Ariana posted a heartfelt message on her Instagram.

 

 

This has been a troubling year for Ariana and we wish her the best.

 

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