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Whodini

Appearing out of the fertile early-’80s NY rap scene, Whodini had been among the first rap teams to include a straight R&B twist with their music, thus laying the groundwork for the brand new jack golf swing movement. The group contains rappers Jalil Hutchins and John “Ecstasy” Fletcher, adding famous …

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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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Eric B. & Rakim

They never really had a mainstream hit of their own, but during rap’s so-called golden age in the late ’80s, Eric B. & Rakim had been almost universally named the leading DJ/MC team in every of hip-hop. Not merely was their chemistry superb, but independently, each symbolized the absolute condition …

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Boogie Down Productions

Boogie Straight down Productions was probably one of the most important and influential hip-hop sets of the second option half from the ’80s. Led from the frequently amazing and incendiary MC KRS-One, BDP had been pioneers of both hardcore and politics (or “mindful”) rap — and if that appears contradictory, …

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Audio Two

As Sound Two, Brooklyn-based brothers and former Awesome Foursome people Gizmo Dee (Nat Robinson) and Dairy Dee (Kirk Robinson) broke out with “Best Billin’,” the B-side of “ALLOW IT TO BE Funky,” their debut solitary. Made by Daddy O of Stetsasonic, “Best Billin'” became a hip-hop traditional, and was sampled, …

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Show & A.G.

The rebirth of hip-hop’s originating borough the Bronx could be credited partly to the two-man crew. While past due-’80s/early-’90s hip-hop acquired gotten to end up being mainly party-oriented and sometimes downright corny, this duo cut back some swagger and spirit. Present & A.G. had been the first away the box …

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Stetsasonic

Among the initial rap groups to employ a live music group, Brooklyn’s Stetsasonic formed in 1981 and were also one of the primary to promote a confident black awareness that found it is ultimate expression within the so-called “daisy age group” noises of De La Spirit as well as the …

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Slick Rick

Slick Rick foreshadowed and epitomized the pimpster attitude of several rappers through the past due ’80s and early ’90s, with silver chains, his brand eye-patch, and recordings which were believe it or not misogynistic — “Deal with Her Such as a Prostitute,” for instance, became an underground strike in 1988, …

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Tragedy Khadafi

Created Percy Chapman to an individual mother within the tasks of Queens, NY, Tragedy Khadafi was raised encircled by music, and although his years as a child was hard, he found motivation inside it. When he was nine yrs . old he 1st noticed hip-hop, which itself was simply starting …

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