A year after Prince's death, fans the world over are still coming to terms with the loss of an uncompromising musical and cultural visionary.
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The recently deceased funk drummer Clyde Stubblefield created arguably the most sampled drum track in the history of popular music – but he rarely got the credit, or the payment, he deserved.
In a gloomy year filled, a number of artists with an Afrofuturist perspective gave hope with inspired works of art.
It is more than just his music that has made Bruce Springsteen one of the world's most influential rock stars. His progressive politics has made him the voice for many people around the world.