We certify, Rock music is Rhythm and blues 

The music, Rhythm and Blues and Rock and Roll, is one of the greatest cultural gifts ever given to the world. Rhythm and Blues music is the older name and well understood to indicate an African American art form. Rock Music is younger but more widely known; and Elvis Presley is hailed as "The King of Rock and Roll." Many people have lived the experience of Rock and Roll being synonymous for Rhythm and Blues. Others have studied how and why the muisic is one culture. People who arrived at that truth from both experiences have made invaluable social contributions. The purpose of Rhythm and Blues University is to extend honors to all persons who understand and accept that (1) Rhythm and Blues or Rock and Roll is one unified music and (2) it is a great African American creation. Clear evidence of having satisfied those criteria must accompany the RBU honorary degree application. 

The Transfer of Important Cultural Knowledge

Doctor of Rhythm and Blues Knowledge

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