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Mr. Magic

An important number in the wonderful world of hip-hop radio, Mr. Magic debuted in 1983 on WBLS-FM in NEW YORK with the 1st special rap radio display to become aired on a significant train station. Billing itself as Rap Assault, Magic’s show presented Marley Marl because the DJ and Tyrone …

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X Clan

A great number of Afrocentric, politically oriented rap groups released records through the later ’80s and early ’90s. Hardly any of those groupings had been on the amount of the hard-hitting X Clan, a Brooklyn-based collective that released a set of stellar albums — 1990’s Towards the East, Blackwards and …

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Antoinette

Introduced via hip-hop producer Hurby “Luv Bug” Azor’s compilation disc Hurby’s Machine, self-styled “gangstress of rap” and Queens-native Antoinette matured from essentially only a tough-talking mama right into a more unstable, sometimes refreshing, sometimes attractive, and sometimes defiant rapper whose musical surroundings are equally divided among funk, go-go, hip-house, and …

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Yaggfu Front

This funk and jazz-rap combo all was raised in NEW YORK. Spin 4th, Jingle Bel, and D’Ranged & Broken documented their debut recording, Action Packed Experience, and it made an appearance on Mercury Information in 1994.

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3rd Bass

3rd Bass was among a still-small amount of white hip-hop performers to attain wide approval in the bigger community. Combined with the Beastie Guys, 3rd Bass demonstrated that white hip-hop wasn’t always going to turn into a watered-down, commercially exploitative rip-off of the original article, as a lot of white …

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The Real Roxanne

Following a massive success of U.T.F.O.’s “Roxanne, Roxanne” solitary in past due 1984 and early 1985, more than 100 answer information appeared, and many woman rappers adopted the Roxanne alias; the true Roxanne (given birth to Adelaida Martinez) was possibly the many talented from the number and really just had …

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Mellow Man Ace

A Hispanic rapper in fact given birth to in Cuba, Mellow Man Ace centered on lovers rap with occasional bilingual delivery along with a heady present for novelty rhymes. Delivered Ulpiano Sergio Reyez in 1967, he still left Cuba along with his family members at age four and resettled in …

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Nice & Smooth

NEW YORK rap duo Gregg Good (given birth to Gregg Mays) and Clean Bee (given birth to Daryl Barnes) had an underrated 1991 debut launch Ain’t a Damn Point Changed. It included the biting, perfectly created, and bitterly performed “Occasionally I Rhyme Decrease,” that was a sizable strike within the …

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Naughty by Nature

Naughty naturally pulled from the nice trick of getting big, immediately catchy anthems in the pop charts while maintaining their street-level credibility one of the hardcore rap faithful; among the initial groups to effectively perform this kind of balancing work. The group was shaped in East Orange, NJ, in 1986, …

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Masta Ace

Boasting an extraordinary rap réamounté which includes membership within the legendary Juice Team along with a verse around the classic 1988 posse cut “The Symphony,” Brooklyn’s Masta Ace can be an underground hip-hop veteran and luminary. 2 yrs after the launch of “The Symphony,” Ace released his debut recording, Take …

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