FROM DOO WOP TO HIP-HOP: Celebrating Black Music Month 2021
June 2021 is Black Music Month, and RHINO is going all in on the celebration. New video "From Doo Wop to Hip Hop: A Journey from the American Streets to the Top of the Charts" connects the dots between the seemingly disparate genres, both the result of African-American expression.
The visual essay juxtaposes songs from Ray Charles, Zapp & Roger, Otis Redding, Ben E. King, The Chords, Charles Wright, and Roberta Flack, with those from Big Daddy Kane, Busta Rhymes, GrandMaster Flash & The Furious Five, and more.
"From Doo Wop to Hip Hop: A Journey from the American Streets to the Top of the Charts" takes a deep dive into the vast and rich history of African-American music, creating a visual essay that covers enough territory to appeal to multiple generations of listeners. Watch it below.