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Prior To Her Passing, Rock And Roll Legend Tina Turner Sold Her Music Rights To Protect Her ‘Life’s Work’

There’s no rock and roll without recognizing the Queen. Following the announcement of her passing on May 24 at the age of 83 , we remember the talent and tenacity that made her a legend. Anna Mae Bullock was born on Nov. 26, 1939, in the small town of Nutbush, TN. Coming from a sharecropping family, she found herself leaning into her musical talents. The exploration led her to join Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm. Bullock hit her stride in the 1960s, and after marrying Ike Turner, the powerful vocalist started performing under the stage name Tina Turner with “Proud Mary” the highlight of their show.

May 25, 2023

You May Know Him As Grandmaster Flash —  But The University Of Buffalo May Call Him 'Professor'

It’s no secret that Grandmaster Flash is one of Hip-Hop’s greatest pioneers. He made his introduction in the early 1970s alongside the streets and parks of New York’s South Bronx, mastering DJing, cutting, scratching, and mixing. His momentum and popularity soared when he started his own group, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five , blending and producing music in an unconventional manner leading them to score various hits. In 2021, he’s paying it forward as the music connoisseur will now be embracing a new venture as an artist in residency at the University of Buffalo. “The residency at UB gives me a chance to tell Hip-Hop’s whole story. The sights. The sounds. The places and the moments,” DJ Flash said, according to University of Buffalo. “It’s important that we get this history right. For the next generation to take music and art in new directions, they have to know where that music and art came from, who made it and how.” As a part of his residency, t he Hip-Hop trailblazer...

Sep 14, 2021