The Ambassador car, which looks completely non-functional, was reportedly presented to Rahman by his mother during his early days as a musician in the mid-eighties. In fact, it was gifted exactly 30 years back in 1986 when Rahman was still a keyboard player working with music directors such as Maestro Ilaiyaraaja and others.
Twin Oscar-award winning music director A.R. Rahman has proudly displayed on his Twitter account an old car which was presented to him affectionately by his mother.
One of the Black community’s greatest gifts to the world is an astounding list of genres and artists who have changed the way we all listen to music. Without genres like the blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, Afrobeat, calypso, reggae, roots music, rap and hip-hop, The western world might still be doing the waltz. But there has been a significant drop in the popularity and influence of R&B over the last several decades. Where R&B artists used to be chart-toppers, now they are virtually invisible on the charts as their record sales have plunged. They no longer even have much of a presence on Black radio. So what happened to this previously dominant musical genre?