There is a prevailing myth that revolves around the hip hop world that it is only African-Americans who listen to this genre of music, enjoy it, or promote it. Some believe that African-Americans were the first to create. As the statistics show, however, myths are very different from what reality happens to be. Almost two
(Present) 'Hip Hop is a distinctive style, which originated from African-American youth in the late 1970’s. Now, Hip hop fashion is seen in every nook and corner of the world. The reason behind the increasing craze and popularity is the uniqueness it creates.' (APPARELZOO, 2012)
Mary J. Blige, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. With her classic album What's the 411?, she was praised for combining hip hop & soul music, subsequently earning her the title "Queen of Hip Hop Soul". She has had 10 consecutive albums debut in the top 10 and a total of 11 albums to debut top. She is a recipient of 9 Grammy Awards & 4 American Music Awards, has recorded 8 multi-platinum albums, and is the only artist with Grammy Award wins in R&B, Rap, Gospel, & Pop.