Rest in Peace, Love and Soul to Don Cornelius. Though he was the creator of Soul Train, his impact went FAR beyond Soul music. He was one of the biggest influencers of pop culture in the last 40 years.
Peep this interview he did of Run-D.M.C. to witness just a taste of his impact on hip-hop. Also, click here for a heartfelt tribute to Don Cornelius written by ?uestlove.