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John Forté

The first non-Fugee signed to the trio’s Refugee Camp label, John Forté met the group through vocalist Lauryn Hill early in the ’90s, prior to the Fugees had even signed a recording contract. Also of Haitian descent, Forté done production for his or her breakout recording, 1996’s The Rating, and …

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Dead Prez

The Florida-based political rap duo Deceased Prez includes Stic.guy and M-1, a set of rappers inspired by revolutionaries from Malcolm X to General public Foe. They immersed themselves in politics and social research because they forged their personal design of hip-hop. They continued to utilize Big Punisher on his 1998 …

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MC Serch

Widely recognized among the esteemed white rappers, MC Serch (born Michael Berrin) composed one-third of 3rd Bass. After three full-lengths with Pete Good and DJ Richie High — two studio room albums and a remix collection — Serch proceeded to go single with 1992’s Come back of the merchandise. Just …

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Downtown Science

Downtown Technology was a short cooperation between Sam Sever (given birth to Sam Citrin) and Bosco Cash (given birth to Kenneth Carabello) that produced 1 neglected recording released on Def Jam in 1991. Aside from some light radio and MTV rotation, the self-titled recording all but vanished shortly after launch …

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Freestyle Fellowship

Los Angeles-based substitute rappers Freestyle Fellowship (Aceyalone, Myka 9, P.E.A.C.E., and Personal Jupiter) first started slapping jointly their crazy phrase salads in the first ’90s, leading to their initial record, To Whom IT COULD Concern, that was released in a restricted run (just 300 vinyl fabric copies and 500 tapes) …

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Fun Lovin’ Criminals

Very much like G. Like & Particular Sauce, the brand new York trio referred to as Fun Lovin’ Crooks hit the choice airwaves having a mixture of hip-hop beats, option design, and bluesy rhythms. The group was created in 1993 by bassist Brian Leiser (Fast) and drummer Steve Borgovini, who …

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Fred Ones

Turntablist and maker Fred Ones 1st found underground hip-hop’s interest in the brand new York City device Sonic Amount. In 2004 he produced his single debut when Phobia side made an appearance on Raptivism.

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El-P

El-P, aka Un Producto, is among hip-hop’s many obstinate and adventurous pioneers, combining a lo-fi old-school visual using a progressive rock and roll musician’s inclination to push limitations. He hasn’t succumbed to the needs of commercial rap, instead selecting to pursue his very own decidedly noncommercial path. In the middle-’90s, …

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Shades of Culture

Part of a comparatively unknown, yet developing cadre of Canadian hip-hop performers, Montreal’s Tones of Culture are believed pioneers from the genre by many in your community. This trio from Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, comprising DJ Shade, Trend, and ? labored continuously through the entire ’80s and ’90s to master their substantial rap …

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Spooks

Inspired from the rap/R&B success from the Fugees, Spooks arrived together in the past due ’90s with an identical meaning and group structure, but a very much different musical approach. Comprising vocalist Ming Xia and MCs Mr. Booka-T, Vengeance, Drinking water Drinking water, and Hypno, the group’s male-female powerful brought …

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