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The First Time I Heard…Big Daddy Kane

  “It’s ’88, time to set it straight, you know what I’m sayin’?  It ain’t no half steppin’…”  In 1988, Big Daddy Kane finessed his way into the golden era of hip-hop with his debut classic album Long Live the Kane. From his early beginnings as a member of the legendary Juice Crew...


The Global Acceptance of African American Music

by Roy “Futureman” Wooten The global acceptance of African American music from classical music to popular music represents a historical journey full of challenges, adversity and political influence. Despite the impressive number of European composers that embraced Afro-American materi...

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Engage and Become Part of the Rhythm!

The African American History Foundation of Nashville has launched the Rhapsody-n-Rhythm Campaign with a goal of raising $25 million for construction, endowment and initial operations. You play a critical part in this vision.

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Kevin Lavender is Managing Director and Head of Corporate Banking of Fifth Third Bank. He previously served as Senior Vice ...Read More