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Music Genres

Music Genres outlines the most popular styles and forms of music, from hip-hop, jazz and even Grand Ole Opry country. Yee-haw.

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How Hip-hop Works

What do tags and turntables have in common? They're both part of the cultural movement known as hip-hop. And while rapping most often takes center stage, movement and style are key cultural elements, too.


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How Hip-hop Works

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How Jazz Works

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14 Notable Grand Ole Opry Performers

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