Black History Year | Round 6: UPDATED

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Postby bluecherry » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:32 pm

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In celebration of Black History Month, Tidal released a list of 365 artists that they believed deserved recognition for their contribution to music or their current success. Let's have a look. We'll be going through one decade at a time, and learning about the black history of music.

Also, I hope no one minds but I've added a few acts to round the number up to an easy 400, seeing as I thought there were some obvious oversights and visionary black musicians of 2017 and decades past that were overlooked.

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2Pac
50 Cent
A Tribe Called Quest
A$AP Rocky
Aaliyah
Afroman
Akon
Al Green
Al Jarreau
Albert King
Ali Farka Toure
Alicia Keys
Allen Toussaint
Amadou & Mariam
Anderson .Paak
Andre 3000
Angelique Kidjo
Anita Baker
Antony Santos
Aretha Franklin
Arrested Development
Arsenio Rodriguez
Art Blakely
Arthur Lee
Azealia Banks
B.B. King
B2K
Baaba Maal
Babyface
Bad Brains
Barrington Levy
Barry White
Beanie Sigel
Bessie Smith
Betty Davis
Beverley Knight
Beyonce
Big Boi
Big Daddy Kane
Big L
Big Mama Thornton
Big Sean
Bill Withers
Billie Holiday
Billy Preston
Blind Willie Johnson
Bo Diddley
Bob Marley
Bobby McFerrin
Bobby Womack
Bombino
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Booker T. & the M.G.'s
Bootsy Collins
Boubacar Traore
Boyz II Men
Brand Nubian
Brandy
Buddy Guy
Burning Spear
Busta Rhymes
Cardi B
Celia Cruz
Chaka Khan
Chance the Rapper
Charles Mingus
Charley Patton
Charlie Parker
Childish Gambino
Chubby Checker
Chuck Berry
Ciara
Clifford Brown
Coleman Hawkins
Common
Cymande
D.R.A.M.
Da Brat
Damian Marley
D'Angelo
Danny Brown
Dawn Richard
De La Soul
Dead Prez
Dennis Brown
Desiigner
Destiny's Child
Dev Hynes/Blood Orange
Dexter Gordon
Diana Ross
Digable Planets
Dinah Washington
Dionne Warwick
Dizzy Gillespie
Don Omar
Donald Byrd
Donna Summer
Donny Hathaway
Dr. Dre
Drake
Duke Ellington
E-40
Earth, Wind & Fire
Eartha Kitt
Eazy-E
Eddie Hazel
Eddie Kendricks
Ella Fitzgerald
Elmore James
Elza Soares
Emeli Sande
En Vogue
EPMD
Eric B. & Rakim
Erykah Badu
Esperanza Spalding
Esther Phillips
Etta James
Faith Evans
Fats Domino
Fats Waller
Fela Kuti
FKA twigs
Floetry
Flying Lotus
Foxy Brown
Frank Ocean
Fugees
Funkadelic
Future
Gang Starr
George Clinton
Ghostface Killah
Gil Scott-Heron
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Gnarls Barkley
GoldLink
Goodie Mob
Grace Jones
Grandmaster Caz
Grandmaster Flash
Gregory Isaacs
Gregory Porter
Gucci Mane
Guru
GZA
Habib Koite
Harry Belafonte
Herbie Hancock
Howlin Wolf
Ice Cube
Ice-T
Isaac Hayes
J Dilla
J. Cole
Jackie Wilson
James Brown
Janelle Monae
Janet Jackson
Jay Electronica
JAY Z
Jeezy
Jennifer Hudson
Jermaine Dupri
Jill Scott
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Cliff
Jimmy Jams & Terry Lewis
Jimmy Reid
Jimmy Smith
Jodeci
Joe Arroyo
Joe McPhee
Joey Bada$$
John Coltrane
John Lee Hooker
John Legend
Jose James
Josephine Baker
Junior Wells
K. Michelle
Kamasi Washington
Kanye West
Kehlani
Kelela
Kendrick Lamar
Kid Cudi
Killer Mike
King Sunny Ade
Kirk Franklin
Kool & the Gang
Kool Keith
KRS-One
La Lupe
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Lauryn Hill
LaVern Baker
Lead Belly
Lee "Scratch" Perry
Leon Bridges
Leontyne Price
Lianne La Havas
Lil Kim
Lil Wayne
Lil Yachty
Lionel Richie
Little Richard
Living Colour
LL Cool J
Lonnie Smith
Lou Rawls
Louis Armstrong
Louis Jordan
Ludacris
Lupe Fiasco
Luther Vandross
Ma Rainey
Madlib
Mahalia Jackson
Main Source
Maleek Berry
Mamie Smith
Mariah Carey
Marvin Gaye
Mary J. Blige
Max Roach
Maxwell
Maze
Meek Mill
Method Man
MF DOOM
Michael Jackson
Michael Kiwanuka
Migos
Miguel
Miles Davis
Minnie Riperton
Miriam Makeba
Missy Elliott
Mobb Deep
Monica
Mos Def
Muddy Waters
Mya
N.W.A.
Nancy Wilson
Nao
Nas
Nat King Cole
Natalie Cole
Nelly
New Edition
Ne-Yo
Nicki Minaj
Nile Rodgers
Nina Simone
Odetta
Ol' Dirty Bastard
Ornette Coleman
Otis Redding
OutKast
Parliament
Patti Labelle
Pete Rock
Peter Tosh
Pharoah Sanders
Pharrell Williams
Popcaan
Prince
Public Enemy
Queen Latifah
Quincy Jones
R. Kelly
Rae Sremmurd
Raekwon
Ray Blk
Ray Charles
Remy Ma
Richie Havens
Rick James
Rick Ross
Rihanna
Robert Glasper
Robert Johnson
Roberta Flack
Rokia Traore
Romeo Santos
Ron Carter
Roxanne Shante
Roy Ayers
Roy Brown
Run-D.M.C.
RuPaul
Ruth Brown
RZA
Sade Adu
Salt-N-Pepa
Sam & Dave
Sam Cooke
Sammy David Jr
Sampha
Santigold
Sarah Vaughan
Scott Joplin
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Seal
Sean Combs/P. Diddy/Puff Daddy
Shaggy
Shamir
Sharon Jones
Shirley Bassey
Shirley Horn
Shuggie Otis
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Sister Sledge
Skepta
Slick Rick
Slum Village
Sly & Robbie
Sly & the Family Stone
Smokey Robinson
Snoop Dogg
Solange
Son House
Sonny Rollins
Steel Puls
Stephen Marley
Stevie Wonder
Stormzy
Sun Ra
SZA
Talib Kweli
T-Bone Walker
Teddy Pendergrass
Teddy Riley
Tego Calderon
Terrace Martin
The Commodores
The Crystals
The Diplomats
The Drifters
The Four Tops
The Gap Band
The Ink Spots
The Isley Brothers
The Jackson 5
The Last Poets
The Lox
The Marvelettes
The Meters
The Miracles
The Neville Brothers
The Notorious B.I.G.
The O'Jays
The Pharcyde
The Pointer Sisters
The Ronettes
The Roots
The Spinners
The Staple Singers
The Sugarhill Gang
The Supremes
The Temptations
The Weeknd
Thelonious Monk
Thundercat
TI
Timbaland
Tina Turner
Tinariwen
TLC
Toni Braxton
Too $hort
Toots & The Maytals
Tory Lanez
T-Pain
Tracy Chapman
Tricky
Ty Dolla $ign
Tyler, the Creator
UGK
Usher
Vic Mensa
Vince Staples
Vybz Kartel
W.C. Handy
Wale
Whitney Houston
Whodini
Wilfrido Vargas
will.i.am
Wizkid
Wu-Tang Clan
YG
Yo Gotti
Young Fathers
Young Thug
Youssou N'Dour
Yusef Lateef
Ziggy Marley
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Postby Goldmoney » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:33 pm

8-)
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Postby VoteMe » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:18 pm

Is there a full list somewhere? If Tracy Chapman ain’t listed, I’m done...
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Postby bluecherry » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:24 pm

VoteMe wrote:Is there a full list somewhere? If Tracy Chapman ain’t listed, I’m done...
She is, it was created by Tidal then disappeared. It’s 365 artists, and I still have the screenshots I took on my phone (thankfully).
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Postby leomedar » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:55 pm

Politely I'll ask that you keep this survivor at a nice pace. I can see this survivor still open by 2019 if we have 400 acts and you update rounds once per month...
Thank you!
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Postby bluecherry » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:02 am

leomedar wrote:Politely I'll ask that you keep this survivor at a nice pace. I can see this survivor still open by 2019 if we have 400 acts and you update rounds once per month...
Thank you!
Don't worry I already had a plan on how to do it. :lol:
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Postby leomedar » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:25 am

thanks for not taking it bad! I really like your theme's suriviors, have diverse and great music and I really love participating. I'll be 100% here!
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Postby Goldmoney » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:02 am

Make it last all year all I care. 8-)
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Postby bluecherry » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:04 am

I am doing write ups for each artist, so it’ll probably be starting in about a week! Initially there’ll be rounds of 20, where 10 songs will be eliminated. That’ll lead us with 200 songs after that, which will be more manageable!

Honestly, there’s such a mix of artists. Speaking of which, the list of artists is up.
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Postby Goldmoney » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:17 am

Mariah Carey
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Postby Carbon » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:34 am

This will be interesting to play! How will the songs be chosen?

Shame Ashanti and Kelly Rowland aren't listed :(
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Postby biscuits » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:36 am

Carbon wrote:This will be interesting to play! How will the songs be chosen?

Shame Ashanti and Kelly Rowland aren't listed :(
Tidal is run by Mr and Mrs Beyoncé. They can’t handle Kelendra’s success
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Postby bluecherry » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:34 am

Carbon wrote:This will be interesting to play! How will the songs be chosen?

Shame Ashanti and Kelly Rowland aren't listed :(
I was going to choose their most played song that hasn’t been in a SOS before!
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Postby navi » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:17 pm

Missing from the list :(

Joan Armatrading - Me, myself, i
Kele Okereke (Bloc party) - Everything you wanted
Osibisa - Sunshine day
Radkey - Romance down
Raury - God's whisper
My year(s) in lists by Ivan (2008 - 2013)
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Postby bluecherry » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:06 pm

OLYMPIC REBELLION AND TAKING THE KNEE
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They didn’t #TakeTheKnee. Instead they raised a fist.

On Sunday, President Trump’s demand that NFL owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem set off protests by NFL players, coaches and even owners. They linked arms, knelt or remained in the locker room as “The Star Spangled Banner” rang out in stadiums across the country and in London, where the Baltimore Ravens played the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The show of unity and defiance reminded some of another silent protest that continues to reverberate almost 50 years later.

U.S. Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos — who’d won gold and bronze respectively in the 200-meter sprint — raising black-gloved fists during the medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City became one of the most iconic sports images of the 20th century.

The protest had been something the two athletes carefully planned. As Smith and Carlos walked to the podium, they took off their shoes to protest poverty. They wore beads and a scarf to protest lynchings. And when the national anthem was played, they lowered their heads in defiance and raised their fists in a Black Power salute that rocked the world.

Before the anthem started to play, Carlos recalled later that he thought about the symbols that had been chosen for that moment on the world stage. They knew it would become “a moment of truth.” And that by protesting they might lose everything.

“I looked at my feet in my high socks and thought about all the black poverty I’d seen from Harlem to East Texas. I fingered my beads and thought about the pictures I’d seen of the ‘strange fruit’ swinging from the poplar trees of the South,” Carlos wrote in his 2011 book written with Dave Zirin, “The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World.”

He had decided to unzip his Olympic jacket, in defiance of Olympic etiquette, but in support of “all the working-class people — black and white — in Harlem who had to struggle and work with their hands all day.”

He had deliberately covered up the “USA” on his uniform with a black T-shirt to “reflect the shame I felt that my country was traveling at a snail’s pace toward something that should be obvious to all people of good will. Then the anthem started and we raised our fists into the air.”

They had one pair of gloves between them. Smith put a black glove on his right fist; Carlos covered his left fist. Smith raised his right fist; Carlos his left.

“As the anthem began and the crowd saw us raise our fists, the stadium became eerily quiet,” Carlos wrote. “For a few seconds, you honestly could have heard a frog piss on cotton. There’s something awful about hearing fifty thousand people go silent, like being in the eye of a hurricane.”

As the national anthem played the crowd began to boo them. Then some people in the crowd began to scream the national anthem.

“It was like they were saying, ‘Oh, you anti-American sons of bitches. We’re going to shove the s–t down your throat!’ ” Carlos wrote. “They screamed it to the point where it seemed less a national anthem than a barbaric call to arms.”

The punishment for defying Olympic rules was swift. Smith and Carlos were ordered to leave the Olympic Stadium.

But the image of Smith and Carlos raising fists and Australian sprinter Peter Norman — who took silver in the race — would become seared in history as an incendiary act of protest by athletes.

They’d taken a stand at a moment when the country was also embroiled in protests over the Vietnam War and the aftermath of the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. The nation had seen on television Chicago police beating demonstrations at the Democratic National Convention.

Carlos, who worked as a guidance counselor at Palm Springs High School in California, told the Guardian newspaper: “I had a moral obligation to step up. Morality was a far greater force than the rules and regulations they had.”
ROUND 1A


2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up
50 Cent ft. Olivia - Candy Shop
A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
A$AP Rocky - L$D
Aaliyah - 4 Page Letter
Afroman - Before I Got High
Akon - Sorry, Blame It On Me
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign
Ali Farka Toure - Savane
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights
Amadou & Mariam - Bofou Safou
Anderson .Paak - Am I Wrong
Lloyd & Andre 3000 - Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)
Angelique Kidjo - Agolo
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Antony Santos - Donde Estara
Aretha Franklin - A Rose is Still a Rose

Save ten songs.
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Postby urbanmusik » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:17 pm

Great idea for a survivor, I love the write-up in the above post.

2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up
50 Cent - Candy Shop (feat. Olivia)
A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
A$AP Rocky - L$D
Aaliyah - 4 Page Letter
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights
Anderson .Paak - Am I Wrong (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
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Postby bluecherry » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:21 pm

urbanmusik wrote:Great idea for a survivor, I love the write-up in the above post.
Thank you! Each round I'm going to highlight an important piece of black history within pop culture and society!
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Postby Benjamin » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:31 pm

Great theme for a survivor. Great write up too.

2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up
50 Cent ft. Olivia - Candy Shop
A$AP Rocky - L$D
Aaliyah - 4 Page Letter
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
Anderson .Paak - Am I Wrong
Lloyd & Andre 3000 - Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)
Angelique Kidjo - Agolo
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Aretha Franklin - A Rose is Still a Rose
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Postby Jerz » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:38 pm

2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up
50 Cent featuring Olivia - Candy Shop
A$AP Rocky - L$D
Aaliyah - 4 Page Letter
Afroman - Before I Got High
Akon - Sorry, Blame It on Me
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Aretha Franklin - A Rose Is Still a Rose
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Postby Goldmoney » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:36 pm

2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up
50 Cent ft. Olivia - Candy Shop
A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
Aaliyah - 4 Page Letter
Akon - Sorry, Blame It On Me
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
Lloyd & Andre 3000 - Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Aretha Franklin - A Rose is Still a Rose
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Postby Thriller » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:54 pm

2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up
50 Cent ft. Olivia - Candy Shop
A$AP Rocky - L$D
Aaliyah - 4 Page Letter
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
Anderson .Paak - Am I Wrong
Lloyd & Andre 3000 - Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Aretha Franklin - A Rose is Still a Rose
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Postby Jonathan » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:14 pm

2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up
A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
Aaliyah - 4 Page Letter
Afroman - Before I Got High
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
Anderson .Paak - Am I Wrong
Lloyd & Andre 3000 - Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Aretha Franklin - A Rose is Still a Rose
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Postby VoteMe » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:40 pm

2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up
50 Cent ft. Olivia - Candy Shop
A$AP Rocky - L$D
Aaliyah - 4 Page Letter
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
Anderson .Paak - Am I Wrong
Lloyd & Andre 3000 - Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Aretha Franklin - A Rose is Still a Rose
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Postby leomedar » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:09 pm

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2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up
A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
A$AP Rocky - L$D
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
Anderson .Paak - Am I Wrong
Lloyd & Andre 3000 - Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Aretha Franklin - A Rose is Still a Rose
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Postby Erotica » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:57 pm

2Pac - Keep Ya Head Up
50 Cent ft. Olivia - Candy Shop
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Ali Farka Toure - Savane
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
Amadou & Mariam - Bofou Safou
Lloyd & Andre 3000 - Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)
Angelique Kidjo - Agolo
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Aretha Franklin - A Rose is Still a Rose
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