In honor of Black History Month, Motown, a record company founded by Berry Gordy in 1960 in Detroit, Mi., helped to put African American artists such as Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder on the maps.
“The floor beyond the stage is FILLED with people – among
them Mia, beaming with pride. Sebastian smiles to her. Mia grins right back,
heart swelling. This is the Echo, the first headline show for Keith’s band –
yet right now, it’s as if Mia and Sebastian were the only two people here,
echoing the spotlit fantasy when she first watched him play...”
The Playlist Series: Songs You Will Hear at an African American Family Function
Sister Sledge: “We Are Family” Frankie Beverly & Maze: “Before I let Go” S.O.S. Band: “Don’t Stop the Music” Slave: “Just A Touch of Love” One Way: “Cutie Pie” Patrice Rushe: “Forget Me Nots” The Isley Brothers: “For the Love of You” Juvenile: “Back that Ass Up” Curtist Mayfield: “Pusherman” Al Green: “Let’s Stay Together” Stevie Wonder: “Isn’t She Lovely” R. Kelly: “Step in the Name of Love” Luther Vandross: “Never Too Much" Shalamar: “Make That Move” Teena Marie: “Square Biz” Kool & the Gang: “ Get Down On it” Sugar Hill Gang: “Rappers Delight” Earth, Wind & Fire: “Reasons” Strafe: “Set it Off” The Gap Band: “You Dropped A Bomb on Me” Chic: “Good Times” Montel Jordan: “This “is How we Do It” Evelyn Champagne King: “Love Come Down” Club Nouveau: “Why You Treat Me So Bad” McFadden & Whitehead: “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” Sly and The Family Stone: “Family Affair: Al Green: “Love and Happiness” Switch: “I Call Your Name” 68 Boyz: “Tootsee Roll” The O'Jays: “Love Train“ Carl Carlton: "She’s A Bad Mama Jama” The Whispers: “Rock Steady” Johnny Kemp: “Just Got Paid” Kool & the Gang: “Celebration” Ohio Players: “Love Roller Coaster” Al Green: “Tired of Being Alone” Marcia Griffiths: “ Electric Boogie (The Electric Slide)” Roger: "I Want to Be Your Man” Ohio Players: “Fire” Earth, Wind & Fire: “September” The Commodores: “Brick House” Michael Jackson: “Billie Jean” Chaka Khan: “Ain’t Nobody” Whitney Houston: “I wanna Dance With Somebody” Parliament: “Flashlight” DJ Casper: “Cha Cha Slide” Zap: “ Computer Love” The Whispers: “And the Beat Goes On” S.O.S.: “Just Be Good to Me” Frankie Beverly & Maze: “Happy Feelings” Cameo: “Candy” Vaughan Mason & Crew: “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll“ Guy: “I Like” Cheryl Lynn: “Got to Be Real” Cupid: “Cupid Shuffle” The Gap Band: “Outstanding”
Q: But Hoseok, what do you think is at the end of this beautiful moment?
Hobi:At the end of this beauty… Even if it’s ‘hwayangyeonhwa’… I don’t think it can last forever. There will be an end. I think this uncertainty, this future, has given me great fear. There always will be bigger obstacles and moments that won’t shine as much as it does now. But whenever I think about that, I think I can go through that. Just… When that moment comes that doesn’t shine like now, and gives me a lot of hardships and pain, I just want to find another 'hwayangyeonhwa’ in that moment. Thinking about that… I always overcame my fear. And not just me, but the team BTS is made of stuff that can overcome hard times. I’ve been with this team for 7 years, so I have a lot of love and faith in this team. Our team can overcome all those hard times and pain. BTS can do anything. I am really grateful that so many fans love us. It’s only been 3 years, but this is the team that can go for dozens of years. So to A.R.M.Y. who’s always by our side supporting us, I want to say “thank you” again.