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Candace McDuffie is the Senior Writer at The Root who focuses on the intersection of race, gender and entertainment. Her written work has been featured on digital platforms such as: Rolling Stone, MTV, Forbes, Grammy.com, Spotify, PAPER, SPIN, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Vibe, Tidal, Marie Claire, Paste, Essence and The Boston Globe.
McDuffie has appeared as a commentator on HBO, BBC World Service: World Business Report, KCRW and the Smithsonian Channel . As a public speaker, she has given talks and moderated panels at an array of conferences, schools and cultural events including: Spotify's Co. Lab Sessions, Black Communities Conference, Boston Book Festival, Writer's Digest Annual Conference and The Muse and The Marketplace. McDuffie was awarded Music Journalist of the Year at the 2020 Boston Music Awards as well as Hennessy's Privilege Toast. She was also a Key West Literary Seminar Fellow in 2022.
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Join us for a conversation with The ARTery contributor and author Candace McDuffie as we discuss her new book, "50 Rappers Who Changed the World."
50 RAPPERS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
Arguably one of the most mainstream music styles today, rap was in fact born centuries ago in West Africa with historians or 'griots' who used to tell stories of the past over the beat of a drum. But it wasn't until the 1970s in New York that rapping as we know it was born and began to flourish.
Filled with a stylish illustrations and short biography of each artist, this book is a celebration of the musicians who shaped the genre and changed the world.
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