Public Enemy has been labeled the "most important and politically controversial group of its time." DJ virtuoso Terminator X brings the beat for the commanding lyrics of Chuck D and Flavor Flav. Public Enemy formed at Adelphi University on Long Island in 1982 -- Carleton Ridenhour worked at the stude
Most can say without hesitation that Bob Dylan wore the pop music crown during the 1960s, and his influence on American music has been surpassed by few. Dylan reinvented the Folk genre by personalizing Folk songs, reconnecting rock and country, and contributing a vocal sound that influenced artists o
The two-pronged talent of Louis Armstrong was one of the more joyous treasures to have come out of jazz -- his warm, jubilant vocals were as intricate and charismatic as his trumpeting. Raised in New Orleans in loving poverty by his grandmother, Armstrong organized a street performance group at ag
Just before his death in 1991, Miles Davis teamed up with rapper Easy Mo Bee to make a jazz/hip-hop album called "Doo Bop." This wasn't the first time Davis had done something utterly new -- his entire career was devoted to jazz-faring exploration.
Playing with such supernovae as Charles Mingus