Funk / Soul

Combining elements of R&B, gospel, and jazz, soul music burst onto the scene in the late 1950s, soundtracking love, heartache, dancing, and, eventually, larger social movements. In the late '60s and '70s, the sound splintered into psychedelic soul, funk, and regional sub-genres like Detroit soul and Memphis soul. A favorite sample source of hip-hop producers, the genre also returned in the form of neo-soul in the '90s.

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What's Going On

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye said the goal of 1971's What's Goin On was to, "write songs that would reach the souls of the people." The album addresses struggles both personal and universal, and despite Motown executives fears of releasing what many saw as a protest album, Gaye clearly met his goal - the single is one of the biggest songs in the label's history.

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Legacy! Legacy!

Jamila Woods

Legacy! Legacy! goes deep on the personal and the political, highlighting the stories of important artist's of color from the past as well as those of Woods' inner circle. These stories are all told through songs that pay homage her inspirations while laying down new sonic groundwork for future soul artists to build upon.

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