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.

The raspy voice on the Temptation's "Ain't to Proud to Beg," David Ruffins fell from fame at the hands of a deadly drug addiction. His talent is remembered on TV One's Unsung.

Soul singer and spoken word activist Gil Scott Heron, the "godfather of hip-hop" is part Malcolm X, part John Coltrane, part poet and part politician.

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."

Learn more about the controversial rapper Too $hort and find out why he ruled the streets and music charts.

CeCe Peniston burst onto the ‘90s music scene with the infectious anthem “Finally," taking over the charts and becoming one of the most successful dance club artists in history.

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.

Rolling Stones reports Sugarfoot Bonner, lead singer of the 70s funk band Ohio Players died of undetermined causes at the age of 69.