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Kid ‘N Play

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One of the primary groups to tame rap’s hardcore mentality right into a positive, message-oriented music ideal for teens and mass audiences, Kid ‘n Enjoy debuted in 1988 using the platinum album 2 Hype, that your duo afterwards spun right into a deal involving motion pictures along with a Saturday-morning cartoon display, the very first involving a rap act. Though their documenting activity became limited through the gangsta-dominated ’90s — 1991’s Encounter the country was their last record — the group maintained two sequels with their unique Home Party film, along with the 1991 teenager flick Class Work. Child (created Christopher Reid; Bronx, NY) and Play (created Christopher Martin; Queens, NY) 1st met while carrying out in rival senior high school organizations (the Turnout Brothers as well as the Super Enthusiasts, respectively) and primarily teamed up as Refreshing Force. Play’s previous bandmate, Hurby “Luv Insect” Azor, became the duo’s supervisor and signed Child ‘n Play to choose Information in 1987. Regardless of the predominance of Wayne Brown samples through the middle-’80s, Azor offered 2 Buzz a production work even more rooted in disco and pop; because of the near-Top Ten R&B strike “Rollin’ with Child ‘n Play,” the recording ultimately reached platinum position. Though many rappers had been more successful at that time, Child ‘n Play became film celebrities because of the clean-cut picture — Kid’s six-inch “eraserhead” hair, which appeared outrageous to white viewers, was vindicated by his honest, well-scrubbed encounter. The film Home Party became a moderate achievement upon its discharge in 1990, as well as the duo also managed an effective LP that same calendar year, Funhouse. During 1991, two Child ‘n Play movies made an appearance: a sequel to accommodate Party and Course Action. That same calendar year, the album Encounter the Nation demonstrated an evergrowing reluctance to pander to pop viewers, however the duo had been entrenched within their style. Another sequel to accommodate Party made an appearance in 1993, and small has been noticed from their website since.

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Full Name Kid 'n Play
Music Songs Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody, Gittin' Funky, Do This My Way, Rollin’ With Kid ’n Play, Brother Man Get Hip, Do the Kid ’n Play Kick Step, Kid Vs. Play, Can You Dig That, Damn That DJ, Soul Man, Next Question, Toe to Toe, Bill’s at the Door, Last Night, Slippin’, Make Noize, Funhouse, Back on Wax, Hype, Show ’em How It’s Done, Undercover, Got a Good Thing Going On, Give It Here, Y U Jellin’ Me, It’s Alright Y’all, Strokin’, 2 Hype, Can’t Get Enuff, Get It Right, How'm I Doin', Two Fingers, I Don’t Know
Albums Face the Nation, Funhouse, 2 Hype
Nominations Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
House Party 3 1994 performer: "Bounce", "How'm I Doin'", "Two Fingaz", "Make Some Noise"
Class Act 1992 performer: "Get It Right"
House Party 2 1991 performer: "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody", "Frienz" - as Kid N' Play
House Party 1990 performer: "Kid vs. Play", "Bull Pen Blues", "Funhouse"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

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House Party 1990 choreographer: dance battle

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994 TV Series Themselves
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Himself
Growing Up in the Age of AIDS: An ABC News Town Meeting for the Family - With Peter Jennings 1992 TV Movie Themselves
The Jaleel White Special 1992 TV Movie Themselves
The Chuck Woolery Show 1991 TV Series Themselves
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Themselves

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