In 2006, Justin Vernon took a now-legendary trip to the woods of Wisconsin and emerged as the core of Bon Iver, an indie outfit that quickly became known for the ghostly vocals and stark acoustics of breakthrough debut album For Emma, Forever Ago.
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He's been at it a long time, since 1995, and his fame has grown well beyond his humble roots: He caught international attention in 2004 when he nabbed a spot at the Red Bull Music Academy in Cape Town, and he turned many heads when he won “Breakthrough.
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Places like the Bronx, the birthplace of hip-hop, resembled bombed-out war zones. It needed to prove itself, and the means by which it did resulted in high-water marks for the genre that shaped the music of today. At the top of the year, there were reasons.
Henrie Mutuku, 39, is a pioneer in the Kenyan gospel industry. During her peak in the early 2000s, her songs were blasted in matatus and secular stations. She disappeared from the limelight in 2004 , released a single called 'Langu' in 2014, got married.
had gained in his life. Nowhere was that more apparent than on this 2004 chart-topper about a man whose bitterness about life serves as notice to a younger bar patron concerning a road that he doesn't want to proceed down, so he calls his.
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While he's widely recognized for his lyrical prowess, West's polished production style put him in the company of some of hip - hop's top -tier artists long before receiving critical acclaim with the release of his 2004 debut album The College Dropout.