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Me Phi Me

An early option to hardcore and pop-rap, the positive, message-oriented rap group Me Phi Me formed in Chicago in 1988 throughout the duo Cee Cee Tee (Chris Cuben-Tatum) and Falasz (John Michael Falasz). Agreed upon to RCA with the convert of the 10 years, Me Phi Me released several singles, …

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Fatty Koo

The five original members from the musical collective Fatty Koo met in Columbus, OH. Eddie B, Gabrielle, Marya, Ron, and Valure had been within the city’s Capability youth arts plan, an application that allowed youthful urban artists to utilize renowned performers and arts administrators. The thought of working together initial …

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Def Jef

Among the better sociopolitical rappers from the later ’80s and early ’90s, Def Jef (given birth to Jeffrey Forston) released a fantastic debut (1989’s Only a Poet With Spirit) along with a mildly disappointing follow-up (1991’s Spirit Food) prior to going into creation. When he still left the MC limelight, …

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Fugees

The Fugees translated an intriguing mixture of jazz-rap, R&B, and reggae into huge success through the mid-’90s, once the trio’s sophomore album The Rating hit number 1 over the pop charts and sold over five million copies. The trio produced in the past due ’80s in the brand new Jersey …

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Dionne Farris

Dionne Farris found the attention from the music globe with her vocal efforts to Arrested Development’s discovery hit one “Tennessee,” as well as other tracks over the group’s 1992 debut. Farris began singing in senior high school, executing in her school’s choir in Bordentown, NJ and starring within a creation …

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Citizen King

Located in Milwaukee, Citizen King mix hip-hop, soul and punk in a method similar to Fishbone (who they’ve toured with) on the 1995 debut album Brown Tote. Guitarist Kristian Riley, vocalist Matt Sims, pianist Dave Cooley and turntable professional Malcolm Michiles created Citizen Ruler in 1993 after their earlier band …

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City High

If three’s a charm, than Toby Ryan and Robby Pardlo of City High will need to have known immediately that their group was total if they were introduced to 18-year-old rapper and singer Claudette Ortiz. The hip-hop/R&B group was originally designed to be considered a two-man group, until Wyclef Jean …

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Bahamadia

Bahamadia rose to prominence in the hip-hop picture as the feminine protégée of Gang Starr’s Master, and lent her smooth-flowing raps to a number of projects through the late ’90s, including several electronica and acidity jazz artists. Delivered Antonia Reed in Philadelphia, Bahamadia began DJing at regional house celebrations in …

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Foley

Bass, bandleader. One-time person in Miles Davis music group, this electrical bassist has produced an organization that mixes fusion, funk, rock and roll and jazz. His debut discharge includes visitor stints by George Clinton, Mavis Staples, Stevie Wonder and Larry Dunn, provides some jazz impact but is targeted at pop …

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Nadirah Shakoor

After beginning her career in the first ’90s as an associate from the Grammy-winning alternative rap group Caught Development, neo-soul vocalist Nadirah Shakoor embarked on the sporadic solo career and toured for a long time with Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. Created in San Antonio, TX, she shifted to LA …

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