Russell Taylor, MTV's Artist to Watch
Huffington Post - about 3 years
I am the child of many eras. I came into the United States in the early 1970s and lived in what is now known as Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. I have many memories, but I specifically remember the blackout in NYC.
The music I can recall outside of my parents' traditional Haitian music was disco, Donna Summers, The Village People and Queen. Then came the 1980s: the graffiti, the birth of rap music, The Sugarhill Gang, Force MD's, Lisa Lisa and The Cult-Jams as well as my favorite, Michael Jackson.
Then the 1990s followed with Prince, Sheena Esteen, Rick James, Teena Marie and Digital Underground.
In the 2000s came the birth of gangster rap, but the balance for me was the political rappers like KRS -1, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy and Chuck D.
The point I'm making is that music though out my life evolved, changed and impacted the times of each movement that went on politically. Whatever was taking place economically during each time period usually affected the social resp
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