The Rev. Lonnie Farris at home in 1980. His recording of "Peace in the Valley" opens Fire In My Bones. Mark Weber hide caption

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Divine Inspiration Sparks 'Fire' And 'Funk'

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In "College," the fifth-grade MCs in 3 Titans unleash a charmingly clever and upbeat jam. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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College

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'Shacalao' by Cumbia Moderna de Soledad

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Africa Boogaloo

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Aretha Franklin in 1968, the first year she won a Grammy. For the next 10 years she completely dominated the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance category. Ron Galella/WireImage hide caption

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Jay-Z Stays Fresh On 'The Blueprint 3'

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Lee Fields: Older And Closer To Perfection

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