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Who Stole the Soul? (2009)

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The story explores the rise in popularity of rhythm and blues music, details the heyday of the R&B movement, and investigates the reasons for its decline amidst various other forms of music, such as rap and hip-hop.

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The authenticity of soul music, more specifically Rhythm and Blues (R&B), mastered by pioneers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Quincy Jones, has been forced into obscurity due to the popularity of digitally mass produced tracks and lyrics recorded by current artists. In order to raise awareness and preserve the history of R&B music and its artists, we intend to create a documentary entitled Who Stole the Soul?, which poses the question, "What happened to R&B?" We will show that while many artists such as Puff Daddy and Kanye West have gained worldwide recognition for producing and writing, their music is rooted and stolen from a culture of live bands, four piece harmony sets and string instruments used by the musical icons of the 1960s and 70s. Although the current trend in R&B is to create music that centers on sexuality, chauvinism and stolen beats, R&B has a rich history that spoke to th! e political and social change of its time. In addition, R&B has long been a source of ... Written by Omar McGee

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