June is Black Music Month, and as it comes a close, The Root has chosen to celebrate our month and our music with our musical geniuses’ interpretation of black music—what it means, who are its biggest influences and who are our favorites.

Check out the above video, featuring Morris Day, Kelly Rowland and more black musicians explaining black music’s impact on the world.

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Pretty. Witty. Girly. Worldly. One who likes to party, but comes home early. I got stories to tell. Prince (yes, that Prince) called me excellence. Achievement unlocked.

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