Next Episode of Unsung is
Season 9 / Episode 17 and airs on 23 February 2017 01:00
Unsung is a documentary series that takes a look at some of the top R&B and soul artists of the last several decades, many of whom are not household names. Narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams, the NAACP Image Award-winning program features interviews with people who know the musicians well enough to tell the ups and downs of their careers. Episodes usually start with the story of an artist's upbringing before moving into the trials and tribulations faced as the subject searched for the big break early in his or her music career. The pinnacle of the performer's career plays out next, before a turning point that led to each one's career beginning a downward trend.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest rap lyricists ever, Kurupt might be your favorite rapper's favorite rapper. He became a household name recording with longtime friends Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Nate Dogg at the height of the Death Row Records era in the 1990's.
For three decades and counting, house music has dominated the dance floors by mixing the sonic innovation of hip hop with the ecstasy of soul and dance floor disco. Legendary djs, including rare interviews from the man known as the godfather of house – the late frankie knuckles – tell the story of an underground music that changed the world.
Known as one of the best voices in the business, Bobby "Blue" Bland's career spanned sixty years. With sixty-three charting singles, including the powerful, "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City," Bobby had a sound ahead of his time, but needed the help of his wife to order his steps, and keep him from an early grave. Overcoming his demons, and learning deficiencies Bobby's legacy was cemented by his induction into the Rock and Roll hall of fame.
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