Celebrating Black music is a 24/7 endeavor for a lot of us, but Black Music Appreciation Month's officiated June placement is nonetheless necessary. 

Black music’s global influence is almost impossible to quantify. Even still, cultural music is often celebrated as a separate entity from the culture. 

Music history is filled with Black artistry made famous by white faces. This month is the perfect time to acknowledge the influence these often overlooked Black musicians had on some of music's most popular songs.