Music That Inspired The Book

fight the power Fight the Power, Public Enemy- Named #1 Hip-Hop Hit by Vh1; came during a time when Hip-Hop was at one of its highest peaks, and is considered to be the biggest hit from Public Enemy, the greatest Hip-Hop group of all time.
everything Everything is Everything, Lauryn Hill- Hit # 14 on U.S. Hip-Hop Singles Chart, and # 35 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100; Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (Album) went Gold in sales; Written by a woman who is considered to be one of the most inspirational Hip-Hop and R&B artists ever.
kirk Imagine Me, Kirk Franklin- won 2007 Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song; was featured on the album “Hero”, which won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album; was written by one of Gospel’s greatest pioneers; emphasizes the importance of finding one’s purpose in the eyes of God.
god_in_me It’s the God in Me, Mary Mary- won Song of the Year at the 25th Annual Stellar Awards; was the group’s first single to be charted on the Billboard Top 100 since their debut single “Shackles”; expresses the imperativeness of God’s influence in the fulfillment of destiny.
change A Change Is Gonna Come, Sam Cooke- climbed up to # 9 on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart and made it to # 31 on the Billboard Top 100; inspired by unbearable loss and rejection; written as a song of closure. The evening he won the 2008 United States presidential election, Barack Obama referred to the song by saying, “It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, change has come to America.” The song could be heard throughout Washington, DC, during the days leading up to his inauguration.

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