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31 Throwback (80’S, 90’S) Artists The Industry Needs Today

Metaphorically creating visuals taking your mind away. Allowing your imagination to run wild all with a sense of expression through lyrics. During the late 80’s going into the 90’s some of the best music was produced. We all remember the 80’s from the spikey hair, dookie chains, Reebok sneakers, stone washed jeans, four-finger rings, to, mohawks.
The 80’s was the years for the use of synthesizers, with synth – pop music and other electronic genres featuring non – traditional instruments increasing in popularity. It was known for transitioning from disco to the era of what we know now as Hip Hop & R&B. During this decade, several major electronic genres were developed, including Eurodance, techno, electro, house, and freestyle. From the late 1980’s to the early 1990’s this was “The Golden Age of Hip Hop. Artist corresponding to the phrase are: Run – DMC, KRS – One, De La Soul, Slick Rick, LL Cool J, and many more.
Some popular music in the 1990’s saw the continuation of teen pop and dance – pop trends which originally emerged from the 1970’s and 1980’s. Apart from genres like reggae, rap, urban music, and contemporary R&B nearly continued to be very popular throughout the decade; urban music in the late 1980’s, 1990’s often blended with styles such as jazz, funk, and soul. Let’s not forget about the 90’s fashion: Baggy jeans, door knockers, overalls with the top down, rollerblades, terry cloth wristbands and headbands, bleached hair, to, high – top fades, Parasuco jeans, and Girbaud jeans.
The 90’s saw the rise of the best bands and artist of all times. We were educated by Lauryn Hill. Tupac told us to keep our head up and Biggie Smalls reminded us why the ladies called him “Big Poppa”. Here’s 31 throwback artists the industry needs today.
  1. TLC
  2. Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  3. Run – DMC
  4. Prince
  5. Madonna
  6. Dru Hill
  7. Xscape
  8. Bone Thugs in Harmony
  9. N’Sync
  10. Case
  11. Joe
  12. 112
  13. SWV
  14. En Vogue
  15. Jon B.
  16. Next
  17. Mya
  18. Total
  19. Changing Faces
  20. Zhane
  21. Donnell Jones
  22. Groove Theory
  23. Az Theory
  24. DMX
  25. Bon Jovi
  26. Backstreet Boys
  27. Boys II Men
  28. Shanice
  29. Shai
  30. Jagged Edge
  31. Nirvana

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Khloe Sierra
From the home of HipHop: The City That Never Sleeps Khloé Sierra, also known as KhloéFromBrooklyn has always had a passion for music and writing. Bi-racial; Puerto Rican and black and profiles herself as a logophile. Khloé remembers her siblings and herself waking up to their grandmother singing songs by the Four Tops, Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The O'Jays, Isley Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire, and singers like, Otis Redding, Betty Wright, Al Green, and Marvin Gaye. As she grew older Khloé developed a love for artist such as: Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Sadé, Lauryn Hill, Anita Baker, and Tevin Campbell. Khloé's grandmother would make her and her siblings read a chapter from the encyclopedia and then write an essay. By her grandmother doing that, Khloé developed the love for writing. At the age of 14 Khloé decided she wanted to to become a Music Journalist. What better way to enjoy two things you love the most... Writing and Music. She majored in English for two years, and minored in theater. Although she has no professional experience she doesn't let that discourage her. She's very passionate, driven, and ready to deliver. From The City That Never Sleeps, to The Lone Star State she's now received an opportunity to began her journey.