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Tupac Shakur: June 16 1971-September 13 1996

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2017 by jaguargold

08vQ37[1]Tupac Amaru Shakur, born June 16th 1971 to the parents of Alice Faye Williams and Billy Garland both Black Panther Members,  was an American rapper and actor. As of 2007, Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide. His double disc albums All Eyez on Me and his Greatest Hits are among the best-selling albums in the United States. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time.

Tupac began life as Lesane Parish Crooks in Harlem, New York, on June 16, 1971. His mother, Alice Faye Williams, (Tupac Mother) changed her name to Afeni Shakur after becoming actively involved with the Black Panther Party; she also renamed young Lesane Parish as Tupac Amaru, after an 18th-century Peruvian revolutionary who was killed by the Spanish. She had become pregnant with her son in 1970 while on bail after being charged with conspiring to set off a race war — Afeni was acquitted the following year after successfully defending herself in court, displaying a gift for oration that her son would inherit. Tupac’s father, Billy Garland, was also a Panther.

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PRINCE

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2017 by jaguargold

PRINCE: MUSICIAN, June 7th, 1958 – Apr 21, 2016 (age 57)

Prince Rogers Nelson aka Prince, an American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, dancer and record producer. A musical innovator known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range.

His music integrates a wide variety of styles, funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, his first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists, “the most influential artists of the rock & roll era”

A musical genius whose music will live on in our hearts, memories, mind and soul.  34DE496C00000578-3629776-image-a-55_1465318001024[1]

 

June; Black Music Month

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2017 by jaguargold

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June is the official celebration of African American Music an annual celebration of African-American music in the United States.  initiated as Black Music Month by Former President Jimmy Carter who, on June 7th, 1979, decreed that June would be the month to celebrate Black Music.  Thank You Mr. Jimmy Carter. 

 

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