When Artists Unite: Classic Music Ensembles

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  • 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
  • Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson

"U Will Know," B.M.U. (Black Men United)

In 1994, the R&B world came together as D'Angelo created the compilation song "U Will Know," shedding light on the rapid deaths of young African-American males due to Black-on-Black crime. Featured on the Jason's Lyric soundtrack, the anthem harmonized the voices of the likes of R. KellyBrian McKnightEl DebargeUsherTevin CampbellKeith SweatJoe and Gerald Levert. Proceeds from the record were donated to charities and to promote the message of peace.

(Photo: Mercury Records)

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