The entertainment and music industry took a hit over the weekend with the loss of self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n roll,” Little Richard on May 9; legendary soul singer Betty Wright on May 10; and Rap Mogul Andre Harrell on May 8. The outpouring of love from fans and celebrities has solidified their significance to the entertainment world and, specifically, to Black culture. 

The “architect of rock ‘n roll,” Little Richard, legendary soul singer Betty Wright, and Rap Mogul Andre Harrell.