Klymaxx brought girl power to funk bands in the 80s with its hits "Meeting in the Ladies Room" and "The Men All Pause." But the strains of success took its toll on these unsung feminist funksters.
Phyllis Hyman's 20-year career was filled with R&B hits like "You Know How to Love Me" and "Living All Alone," which may have been a window into her struggles with depression. Her talents, far from unsung, will be missed.
They are the group that once helped link legendary promoter and producer Dick Griffey with Soul Train impresario Don Cornelius, while crafting some of the most beloved songs of their era.
This mega group started off singing on Jersey City street corners and went on to serenade audiences across the globe with trademark harmonies and tender love songs like "Kiss and Say Goodbye."
They’re the vocal group that set the plate for the golden era of Philly Soul. Led by brothers William and Wilbert Hart, the Delfonics created an enchanted sound of love and longing, passion and heartbreak.
Straight out of Houston’s notorious fifth ward, the Geto Boys put Southern hip-hop on the map, while taking the music into uncharted and shocking realms of graphic violence, derangement, misogyny and truth.
Coming out of Mt. Vernon, New York, Heavy D & the Boyz took the ‘golden age’ of rap to another level, with a sound and style that made that made music safe for the masses, yet still thrilled hard-core fans.