When Artists Unite: Classic Music Ensembles

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  • 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
  • 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

"Freedom (Dirty Dozen Mix / Rap Version)," Various Artists

The sistas of hip hop unified on the rap version of "Freedom" from the Panther soundtrack, which was released May 2, 1995. Promoting female empowerment and saluting queens like Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman, the conscious track featured Salt-N-PepaQueen LatifahLeft-EyeYo YoMC Lyte, Da 5 Footaz, Patra and Me'Shell Ndegéocello.

The song and video also shed light on the role that revolutionary sisters played in the Black Panther Party and the civil rights movement.

(Photo: Mercury Records)

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