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The Nextmen

The Nextmen certainly are a production/songwriting hip-hop duo comprising Dom Search (aka Dominic Betmead) and Brad Baloo (aka Brad Ellis). Blessed and elevated in Cambridge, these are located in London. Their music fuses U.K. spirit and reggae using a hip-hop base. They also work their own unbiased record label, Custom …

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Poor Righteous Teachers

Area of the developing contingent of Islamic-oriented message rappers, Poor Righteous Educators formed in Trenton, NJ, when teenage close friends Culture Independence and Smart Intelligent (songwriting credits are listed while S. Phillips and T. Grimes) made a decision to form a far more positive rap group instead of the gangsta …

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Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

Support Vernon, New Yorkers Pete Rock and roll (a manufacturer/DJ) and rapper C.L. Even emerged in the first ’90s being a powerhouse efficiency duo. Their 1992 record Mecca & the Spirit Sibling was a hip-hop traditional with great slashes including “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Con.)” and “Straighten It Out.” They …

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Urban Species

Since their formation in Tottenham, London, Britain, in the past due 80s, Urban Species were widely tipped as another potential breakthrough in UK hip-hop. They originally comprised business lead rapper Mint (b. Peter Akinrinola) and DJ Renegade (b. Winston Little), whose collaboration principally included messing about within their north London …

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Digable Planets

Though these were not the first ever to synthesize jazz and hip-hop, Digable Planets epitomized the laid-back charm of jazz hipsters much better than any group before or since. The trio’s 1993 debut recording, Reachin’ (A FRESH Refutation of your time and Space), was a mellow trip packed with examples …

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Diamond D

Veteran hip-hop producer Gemstone D has helped away with many of rap music’s most acclaimed LPs, including A Tribe Called Quest’s THE REDUCED End Theory as well as the Fugees’ The Rating. In 1992, he documented his first single record, the underground traditional Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop (that was released …

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Watts Prophets

The West Coast’s response to the final Poets, Watts Prophets didn’t get quite the same recognition for his or her contributions to raising black consciousness and laying the foundations for rap. The group was shaped at the W Writer’s Workshop, a business began by screenwriter Budd Schulberg made to provide …

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Alphabet Soup

Hailing through the free-form jazz and improvised hip-hop root base of SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Alphabet Soup emerged quite a distance before having an opportunity to play on the Monterey Jazz Festival. Fronted with the duo MCs of CB and Blake, their politically billed rantings movement to the backdrop of …

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Survival Soundz

The eclectic NEW YORK music group Success Soundz — once referred to as an ultra-Black Talking Mind — fused an array of Afrocentric music influences into an enticing urban brew that found a dedicated following within the ’90s urban underground scene. The music group initially began because the brainchild of …

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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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