When Artists Unite: Classic Music Ensembles

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  • Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson
  • Dr. Dre, Ice-T, Eazy-E, Michael Concepcion, MC Ren, MC Hammer, Tone Loc, Young MC, J.J. Fad
  • KRS-One, Public Enemy, Heavy D, MC Lyte, Kool Moe Dee, Boogie Down Productions, Stetsasonic,
  • D'Angelo, Usher, R. Kelly, Brian McKnight, El Debarge, Tevin Campbell,Joe, Keith Sweat
  • Wyclef Jean, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Jamie Foxx, Usher, Celine Dion, Lil Wayne, Akon, Kanye West will.i.am, Nipsey Hussle
  •  Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Assata Shakur, Angela Davis and Shirley Chisolm, Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige, En Vogue, Xscape, Karyn White, SWV, TLC, Me’Shell NdegéOcello, Vanessa Williams,Dallas Austin, Joi
  • Jermaine Dupri, Bono, Marvin Gaye, Usher, The Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Mary J. Blige, Destiny’s Child, Nelly, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, Wyclef Jean, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez
  • El DeBarge, Whitney Houston, Stacy Lattisaw, Lisa Lisa, Full Force, Teena Marie, Menudo, Stephanie Mills, New Edition, James “J.T. Taylor, Kurtis Blow, The Fat Boys, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Run–D.M.C., Whodini
  • Big Mike, The Notorious B.I.G.,  Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Buckshot, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, Digable Planets, Heltah Skeltah, Ill Al Skratch, Jamal from Illegal, the Menace Clan , Redman
  • Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown, Randy Travis, Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton, Garth Brooks
  • The Game, John Legend, Chingy, Patti La Belle and Celine Dion, Mya, Wyclef Jean, Ruben Studdard, Anthony Hamilton, Brian McKnight
  • MC Lyte, Meshell Ndegeocello, Nefertiti, Patra, Queen Latifah, Salt-n-Pepa, Left Eye, Da 5 Footaz, Yo-Yo
  • Game, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh, TGT, Ginuwine, Tank, Tyrese

"Self Destruction," The Stop the Violence Movement

With Black-on-Black crime running rampant, KRS-One assembled a dream team of spitters to come together on the posse cut "Self Destruction." Produced by D-Nice, the put-down-the-guns anthem included Kool Moe Dee, Heavy D, Boogie Down Productions, Stetsasonic, MC LytePublic Enemy and a few other wordsmiths.

Released in 1990, KRS came up with the idea after a young fan was killed at a fight during one of his shows with P.E. Bigger than just the song, The Stop the Violence movement was a coalition of artists working together in the community to bring about peace. 

(Photo: Jive)

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