(Berry Gordy II) and Bertha Ida (née Fuller) Gordy's eight children.Into her first year, Gordy's family relocated to Detroit.At this point in his career, Kendrick Lamar isn't exactly wanting for recognition.The Compton rapper has won dozens of awards, including 12 Grammys, a spot on Time's 100 Most Influential People list and a rock-solid position as his generation's greatest rapper.After the label was absorbed as a subsidiary of Motown in 1961, Gordy joined Motown as a songwriter.Some of her early compositions were recorded by Gaye and Mary Wells.
Duke Ellington was reportedly livid in 1965 when the jury rejected a special citation highlighting the preeminence of his work.
Until the Hip Hop Hall of Fame's proposed museum is developed in earnest, the Black cultural phenomenon shaping today's mainstream sensibilities lacks an established musical canon; culture mags like XXL and The Source no longer stand as gatekeepers in determining what denotes a "timeless" rap album; classic hip-hop stations are largely non-existent even with nearly 40 years of classics in the vault.
The larger pop music community hasn't been much help either.
But the life and death of an album so concerned with how life itself begins and ends does beg the question of where an album goes to die.
Anna Ruby Gaye (née Gordy; January 28, 1922 – January 31, 2014) was an American businesswoman, composer and songwriter.
Every Grammy season invites another round of circular conversations on the Recording Academy's disconnect with youth culture – and specifically Black culture.