Watch This: Is There Really 'Black' Music'?

A video challenges the idea that any genre can be assigned a color.

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We're celebrating Black Music Moth at The Root, reflecting on our favorite musical memories and chronicling significant moments across the past several decades. But what is "black" music, anyway? Music made by black people? Supported mostly by black people? Listened to or originated by us?

A man-on-the-street video by OTHER, Pharrell Williams' YouTube network, challenges the idea that music has a color. Watch it here and then reminisce with our staff about our black-music -- if that's still what you want to call it -- memories:

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