b. Dion Barnes, Bronx, NY, USA. Broadway originally increased to prominence within the hip-hop group Purely Roots in the first 90s, who documented for his personal label Close friends Connection. That group accomplished its discovery in 1993 using the release from the solitary ‘Begs No Close friends’, which presented guest looks from Body fat Joe Da Gangsta and Grand Puba. Barnes experienced developed in the energetic hip-hop streets from the Bronx when Grandmaster Adobe flash and DJ Kool Herc had been still within their prime. The bond with Herc, the first ever to combine hip-hop with Jamaican designs, is usually instructive – as Broadway may be the child of reggae great Sugars Minott. His easy, laconic delivery embraces both Jamaican and Bronx customs, and often views him adopt patois lyrics. He also idolizes KRS-One, who compensated him with regular membership of his Boogie Down Productions collective. His 1st solo solitary, ‘Must Obtain Paid’, was made by KRS-One and released within the growing Nervous Information hip-hop roster.