From Janelle Monáe to Megan Thee Stallion: Ma Rainey’s Impact on R&B | Genius News

2020 has proven to be yet another remarkable year for Black women in music. And while they’ve been front and center in the entertainment industry for many years, the path was paved over a century ago thanks to the legacy of 1920’s Blues pioneer Ma Rainey.

Netflix’s new film based off the August Wilson-helmed play of the same name ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ stars Viola Davis, and imagines a day in the life of the blues musician.

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