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to a middle- aged white father and a teenage black mother,
Robert Nesta Marley transcended the humility of his poor rural roots
in Trenchtown, Jamaica, to become a platinum- selling musician
and reggae's biggest star. In the process, he also become a semi-
religious icon whose work in promoting peace, justice, and brotherhood
nearly outweighed the brilliance of his music.
Half-Venezuelan, half-Black father and an Irish mother. The
biggest-selling female recording artist of the 1990's. Sold
more than 120 million albums and singles worldwide and earned 84
RIAA gold, platinum, and multi-platinum certifications for her singles,
albums, and videos. Most recently released the ablum Glitter.
mother was a full-blooded Cherokee and his father was Black.
Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians
of the 20th century, he pioneered the explosive popularity of the
electric guitar. Hendrix's innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback
and controlled distortion created a new musical form. Because he
was unable to read or write music, it is nothing short of remarkable
that Jimi Hendrix's meteoric rise in the music took place in just
four short years. His unique musical language continues to influence
a whole host of modern musicians, from George Clinton to Miles Davis,
and Steve Vai to Jonny Lang.
Brown (aka Scary Spice)
mother Andrea is white and her father is from the Caribbean island
of Nevis. Most famous for being a member of the pop group
Spice Girls, now has a solo career. Click
here to read excerpts from an article she wrote on being Mixed.
father is White and her mother is Black. Grammy Award singer
who has released two Platinum albums, Faith
the Faith. Won a Grammy for the hit single, "I'll
Be Missing You" with Sean "Puffy" Combs and 112,
1997. Received Grammy Award nominations for Best Female R&B
Performance ("Love Like This"), Best R & B Performance
Duo or Group ("Heartbreak Hotel," with Whitney Houston
and Kelly Price) and Best R&B Song ("Heartbreak Hotel")in
2000. Widow of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G.
The only child of white TV news producer Sy Kravitz and black actress
Roxie Roker (of TVs The Jeffersons). Albums include
Let Love Rule (1989),
Mama Said (1991), Are
You Gonna Go My Way (1993) Circus
(1995) and 5.
A string of hit singles and incendiary live shows earned Kravitz
a huge following in America and abroad. Won a Grammy award
for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for his song "Again".
father is Black and her Mother is Italian. She has released
two solo albums, Mya,
which went double platinum and Fear
of Flying. Nominated for Best New R&B/Soul or Rap Artist
and Best Female R&B/Soul Album for the 1999 Soul Train Awards.
has a Black (Nigerian) father and a White (British) mother.
Diamond Life, Promise,
Stronger Than Pride,
Love Deluxe, Best
Of Sade and
Lovers Rock have collectively sold over 50 million albums worldwide,
with each selling no less than 3.5 million in the States alone.
African, Native American, Irish and German" say Micahel Franti.
Currently he is the lead vocalist for the group Spearhead. Before
that he was in a group called The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.
On their album
Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury he wrote a song called Socio-Genetic
Experiment exploring what it was like growing up with Mixed heritage,
and how others perceived him as he grew up.
says in an interview
with MTV, "I'm not Filipino and black ... My family is Trinidadian
and Asian." Foxy's first album Ill
Na Na went platinum, selling a total of 1.5 million units.
Her second album Chyna
Doll was the fastest album to go platinum for a female rap
artist. She is the the first female rap artist to have a #1
album and is Calvin Klien's first female African-American model.
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