Starting off Black History Month with a classic, Billie Holiday. Born in Philadelphia she is consider one of the most influential jazz singer of all time. My favorites songs by her is Strange Fruit and Good Morning Heartache. Her artistry and craft is something you almost desire in today's society. Her music taps into your soul and allows you to actually listen to the lyrics and syntax of the message she is trying to convey. As a 21st century girl, I have observed that most artist do not take the time to tap into their audience intellect. I thank you Billie Holiday for gracing us with your talent. Happy Black History Month.