Black Music Month: Hip Hop/R&B Playlist

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African American Music Appreciation Month, also dubbed as Black Music Month, was first commemorated by President Jimmy Carter on June 7,1979. Since then we celebrate how our culture uses music throughout the month. Even though music is a universal language, black music is especially potent because our beats do more than just make you sing, dance, or spit a bar. Our music often talks about deep racial and social economic struggle, as well as faith.* Artists like Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson became icons as they created memorable hits that made us dance or talk about social injustice. Whitney Houston wowed us and became a mega superstar with songs like "I Will Always Love You" and "I'm Every Woman". 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G reigned the 90s (and their west coast and east coast, respectively) by changing the game in the world of hip-hop. Missy Elliott and TLC gave us songs on black female empowerment. All of these artists' legacies paved the way for new artists today in the hip-hop & R&B genre. To celebrate Black Music Month here'a playlist featuring * the best of Hip Hop and R&B, past and present:_x000D_

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  1. Notorious B.I.G- Hypnotize
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  3. Tupac Shakur- Dear Mama
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  5. Stevie Wonder- That Girl
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  7. Prince- When Doves Cry
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  9. Michael Jackson- Rock With You
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  11. Marvin Gaye- Sexual Healing
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  13. Earth, Wind & Fire-Reasons
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  15. Al Green- Let's Stay Together
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  17. Usher- You Wanna Make Me
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  19. TLC- Creep
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  21. Destiny'Child- Say My Name
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  23. Xscape- Just Kickin It
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  25. Lauryn Hill- Doo Woo (That Thing)
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  27. Eve feat. Gwen Stefani- Let Me Blow Your Mind
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  29. Aaliyah- We Need A Resolution
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  31. Salt N Pepa- Push It
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  33. Alicia Keys- If I Ain't Go You
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  35. Boyz II Men- End of the Road
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  37. Sade- No Ordinary Love
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  39. A Tribe Called Quest- Scenario
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  41. D' Angelo- Brown Sugar
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  43. En Vogue- Hold On
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  45. Salt N' Pepa feat. En Vogue- Whatta Man
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  47. P. Diddy feat. Miss Evans- I'll Be Missing You
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  49. House of Pain- Jump Around
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  51. Mary J. Blige- Be Without You
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  53. Jay-z- Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
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  55. Blackstreet- No Diggity
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  57. Kendrick Lamar-HUMBLE
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  59. Beyonce- Formation
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  61. Nicki Minaj- Superbass
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  63. 50 Cent- In Da Club
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  65. Nas- NY State of Mind
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  67. Genuwine- Pony
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  69. Outkast- Ms. Jackson
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  71. Missy Elliot- Work It
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  73. Kelis- Milkshake
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  75. Montell Jordan- This Is How We Do It
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  77. Monica feat. Brandy- The Boy Is Mine
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  79. Tweet- Oops (Oh My)
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  81. Fugees- Killing Me Softly With His Song
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  83. Coolio-Gangsta's Paradise
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  85. Snoop Dogg- Drop Like Its Hot
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  87. Kc & Jo Jo- All My Life
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  89. Brian McKnight- Back At One
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  91. Sir Mix A lot- Baby Got Back
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  93. Wu-Tang Clan- C.R.E.A.M
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  95. Nelly- Hot in Herre
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  97. Will Smith- Get Jiggy With It
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  99. Pharell- Happy
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