Scott Poulson-Bryant and Smokey D. Fontaine Photos courtesy of Simon & Shuster, Inc.
Cover of What's Your Hi-Fi Q? From Prince to Puff Daddy, 30 Years of Black Music Trivia
June 12, 2002 --
In their new book, Scott Poulson-Bryant and Smokey D. Fontaine explore black music history. What's Your Hi-Fi Q? From Prince to Puff Daddy, 30 Years of Black Music Trivia is filled with questions, lyrics and lists about a variety of black music genres, from R&B to hip-hop to soul.
On Wednesday, the authors joined The Tavis Smiley Show and gave listeners this quiz. If you didn't take it then, try it now. Answers are listed below.
1. Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway were classmates at which historically black college?
2. Luther Vandross sang and arranged backing vocals for which British singer?
3. Which R&B diva got her start on The Gong Show?
4. Who performed the 1984 Billboard #1 hit single "Oh Sheila"?
5. What was the first hip-hop album to be certified platinum?
6. Who sang these lyrics in 1984: Ice Cream Castles?
7. In the late 1980s, who turned polka-dot shirts into an urban style?
8. Which of these acts has NOT been produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis?
c. Mary J. Blige
d. Boyz II Men
9: Which teen group had a hit called "Candy Rain"?
a. Soul for Real
b. The Boys
c. Another Bad Creation
d. Kris Kross
10. Sade's "No Ordinary Love" is the theme song to which 1992 motion picture?
b. Indecent Proposal
c. The Piano
d. Sleepless in Seattle
1. Howard University
2. David Bowie
3. Cheryl Lynn
4. Ready for the World
5. The Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill
6. Morris Day & The Time
8. b. Brandy
9. a. Soul for Real
10. b. Indecent Proposal