Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), better known by her stage name Erykah Badu, is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist and actress. Her work includes elements from R, hip hop and jazz. She is best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul sub-genre, and for her eccentric, cerebral musical stylings and sense of fashion. She is known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul".
HIP-HOP Los cuatro elementos del Hip Hop, MCing, Graffiti, DJing, Breaking. El hip hop soul es un subgénero del R&B contemporáneo. El término generalmente describe un estilo de música que combina el R&B y la producción de hip hop. El género es un punto medio entre el new jack swing y el neo soul, siendo muy popular a mediados de los 1990.
Gil Scott-Heron, soul & jazz poet, musician, author, & self-described "bluesologist". He was primarily known as a spoken word performer, addressing social & political issues, particularly with his popular "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" work. His music, notably on Pieces of a Man and Winter in America, influenced & helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop & neo soul. Music writers have described him as "the godfather of rap" & "the Black Bob Dylan". R.I.P.