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  • Erykah Badu # Sundance Film Festival 2015: Erykah Badu, Common Pay Tribute to Nina Simone

    The Queen of Neo-Soul, Erykah Badu, and subconscious alternative rapper, Common, were among the celebs who paid tribute to Nina Simone over the weekend at "A Celebration of Music in Film," a concert performance shining a spotlight on the music of the Empress of Soul herself, the New York Times reports.

    Making its premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, was Liz Garbus's biographical documentary "What Happened, Miss Simone?" This was a two-hour tour de force chronicling the soul singer and civil rights activist's life amidst rare concert footage and exclusive interviews with family members.

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  • RUN DMC # 30 Years Later: Run-D.M.C.'s 'King of Rock' Album Delivers a Bold Statement

    It's hard to imagine that three enterprising young men from Queens, N.Y., who were barely out of their teens at the time, would change the musical direction of hip-hop in the '80s. But that's what Run-D.M.C. did. From 1983 to 1988, the pioneering B-boys — Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and the late DJ Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell– broke barriers in rap and became living legends by being themselves.

    Their 1984 self-titled debut album, which was signified as the first gold rap album, captured the sounds of the streets with songs like 'It's Like That' and 'Sucker MCs.' However, one song, 'Rock Box,' paved the way for Run-D.M.C. to cross over into the mainstream by merging rock and rap together — the effort was powered by the Jimi Hendrix-styled guitars of Eddie Martinez. The music video, which featured the trio rocking leather suits, black fedoras and unlaced Adidas sneakers, was the first rap video to appear on MTV.

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