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The Kangol Kid

Brooklyn’s Kangol Child was a central person in U.T.F.O., the group best-known for “Roxanne, Roxanne” — the track that provoked countless response tunes. Like his fellow group member Doctor Snow, he broke into music like a dancer for Whodini. Though he required a step back again from performing following the …

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Z-3 MC’s

The Z-3 MC’s was among the many crews that bridged the gap between old-school electro and hip-hop through the mid-’80s. Their solitary “Triple Threat,” released by the wonder and Defeat label, is usually something of the lost classic from the period; thankfully, it had been unearthed by J. Saul Kane …

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Cash Money & Marvelous

Philadelphia rappers Money Cash & Marvelous made only 1 record in the late ’80s. The Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo-produced Where’s the Party At? was undeservedly disregarded.

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Double Dee & Steinski

Forefathers of all zanier areas of turntablism, Two times Dee & Steinski created a succession of extra-legal functions of studio artwork — “Lesson 1: The Payoff Blend,” “Lesson Two: The Wayne Brown Blend,” “Lesson 3: THE ANNALS of Hip-Hop” — that quickly became DJ landmarks plus some of the very …

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Kool DJ Herc

Kool DJ Herc may be the originator of breakbeat DJing, the substance of hip-hop. By isolating and duplicating the “breaks,” or most danceable parts, of funk information by Mandrill, Wayne Brown, as well as the Jimmy Castor Number, Herc produced the prototype for modern-day hip-hop. Though others such as for …

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Dee Dee King

Rapper Dee Dee Ruler is in fact rocker Dee Dee Ramone going right through a whopping identification problems in the past due ’80s. As Ramones drummer Marky Ramone place it, “Dee Dee is not a rap designer, he’s a rock and roll designer. I thought it had been sort of …

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Sparky D

A key participant in hip-hop’s golden age feud “The Roxanne Wars”, rapper Sparky D came in the picture in 1985 using the monitor “Sparky’s Turn (Roxanne You’re Through).” The monitor criticized rapper Roxanne Shanté and her monitor, “Roxanne’s Revenge,” that was an “response tune” itself, one released in answer the …

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Grandmixer D.ST

A genuine showman, Grandmixer D.ST (also called D.ST and D.XT) had not been only one of the very most precise DJs and record scratchers from the ’80s, but also probably one of the most entertaining to view. Re-inventing the normally static stage strategy DJs took with their profession (the work …

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Dark Lotus

The Detroit structured hip-hop “supergroup” includes a rather dramatic story to go with the storyplot of its membership, Dark Lotus was — at its outset with its core — the consequence of a collaboration between Insane Clown Posse and Twiztid. Using the announcement that all member — Violent J, Shaggy …

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Afrika Bambaataa

A seminal Bronx DJ through the 1970s, Afrika Bambaataa ascended to godfather position with “World Rock and roll,” the 1982 hip-hop vintage that combined the beats of hip-hop with techno-pop futurism inspired by German pioneers Kraftwerk. Actually before he started documenting in 1980, Bambaataa was hip-hop’s most important DJ, an …

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