The Ultimate Underappreciated List: 30 Black Folks Who Need Their Flowers ASAP

Wake up and appreciate the greatness of these criminally slept-on heroes

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Ever since White jazz critics barged into the hootenannies Black musicians threw for one another, the face of genius has been homogeneous. The standards for what was considered creative could only be performed by…