Spawning the solo careers of Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean, the impact the Fugees had on the 90s mainstream was immense. They were one of few groups to rap about what their life was really like, showing not every hip-hop artist is a gangster from the hood.
Ashley Beedle is a living legend of dance music as a DJ, producer, remixer and re-editor. His many monikers include: X-Press 2, Ballistic Brothers, Black Science Orchestra, Afrikanz on Marz, Warbox and North Street to name but a few.
"When I rap, I get to express myself in a way where putting words together is like poetry, and sometimes it's better to talk in certain expressions than sing, you know? So I love, I love to rhyme when I want to express certain things." Wyclef Jean
As the title suggests, this album successfully blends the boundaries between human and robot to the point where it's unclear quite exactly what Kraftwerk are. Check out this playlist of music that inspired the sound of 'The Man-Machine'
The Soul II Soul founder discusses how Black musicians and producers inspired new musical genres, and became entrepreneurs in the face of racial adversity. Music by James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield and more.