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Phyllis Hyman (July 6, 1949 – June 30, 1995)


Phyllis Hyman (July 6, 1949 – June 30, 1995) successfully broke into the music scene in the late 70s as a guest vocalist with Norman Connors musical collective. What proceeded was the release of a string of R&B and dance hits including 1979’s “You Know How to Love Me.”
After a Tony-nominated stint on Broadway in Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies in 1981 and a cameo in Spike Lee’s 1988 film School Daze, Hyman went on to release her most acclaimed project, Prime of My Life in 1991. The project yielded her first #1 Billboard R&B single, “Don’t Wanna Change The World,” and a gold- selling certification.
Hyman unfortunately didn’t get to see the fruits of her next album, I Refuse to be Lonely, as she took her life on June 30, 1995—five months before its release. It’s been nearly 17 years since her death, yet her legacy of classic and sultry balladry lives on.

About me


Name : Adina

Origin : Senegalese

Favourite singers : Michael Jackson, Donny Hathaway, Phyllis Hyman,  Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke,  Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole, J. Blackfoot, James Brown, The O’Jays, Gap Band, Bobby Womack, Whitney Houston, Patti Labelle, Nayanka Bell, Angelique Kidjo, KRS One, Lauryn Hill…

Favorite books : The miseducation of a Negro by Carter G. Woodson, Brainwashed by Tom Burell, The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca  Skloot, Marcus Garvey’s speeches, The autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley…

Favorite colors : red, gold and black

Favorite quotes :

– By any means necessary.

Children hold on to your dreams, believe in love, let love be the light to show the way, and love will shine on you one day.

– Each one, teach one.

– Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Hobbies : Reading, cooking and writing

Heroes : My mother , Marcus Garvey, Sojourner Truth, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Harriet Tubman, Patrice Lumumba, Thomas Sankara, Amilcar Cabral, Web Du Bois…

Phyllis Hyman quote




« When you’re a kid and over and over again the creator is called by so many different names, The Lord, God, Jesus, The Messiah, Allah sometimes even « The Man ». That confused you when you’re a child. It has to because you don’t know. Bus as you grow up and you begin to give very heavy consideration to just who or what the creator is and what relationship that beign has with you? Then you begin ask some very serious question. One, is the creator a man or a woman? Is the creator black or white? Asian? Indian? Exactly what is the scope? Being practical, being sensible, looking at it from angles, I had to arrive at the feeling, at the thought, at wanting to believe that the creator is not a man, is not a woman, is not black,and is not white Asian or otherwise, but a mass of very positive, loving energy that each of us has to cup from daily. We cannot survive without this energy. We need it to live. We use it everyday whether you go to church or not, whether you want to believe or not that energy comes from it, from that, from eveything. »

Phyllis Hyman