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Cage

The tortured and visceral lyrics of underground rapper Cage (Chris Palko) result from a existence of pain, paranoia, hard medicines, and hard living. His dad was MP within the U.S. Military, stationed in Wurzberg, Germany, when Cage was created. The family resided there until Cage’s dad, named Expenses Murray, was …

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Birdy Nam Nam

The four men behind the French turntabilist crew Birdy Nam Nam met as members from the much bigger Scratch Action Hiro, winners from the 2000 DMC World DJ Team Championship. Crazy B, DJ Pone, Small Mike, and DJ Require shaped Birdy Nam Nam another year, acquiring their name from a …

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Amir Sulaiman

A spoken term poet, hip-hop MC, and devout Muslim, Amir Sulaiman was initially a freestyle rapper before learning to be a poet whenever a youthful kid rather than the other method around, as may be the case for most developing rap performers. His writings had been significantly influenced from the …

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George Clinton

The mastermind from the Parliament/Funkadelic collective through the 1970s, George Clinton split up both bands by 1981 and began recording solo albums, occasionally performing live along with his former bandmates because the P.Funk All-Stars. Delivered in Kannapolis, NC, on July 22, 1940, Clinton became thinking about doo wop while surviving …

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Grip Grand

A West Coastline underground rapper/manufacturer using a self-depreciating love of life, Hold Grand made a name for himself using the full-length album Thanks for visiting Broakland, recorded on four-track in his bedroom and self-released in 1999. Later on re-released in 2002 on well-regarded Bay Region label Bomb Hip-Hop Information, the …

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C.J. Ramone

In 1989, C.J. Ramone strolled into among the tougher careers in the annals of rock and roll & move — he required over as bassist with punk rock and roll symbols the Ramones after Dee Dee Ramone, the band’s most charismatic member, remaining the group. C.J. demonstrated he was a …

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Black Hollies

New Jersey’s Dark Hollies emerged in 2005 with a variety of ’60s-styled garage rock and roll, psychedelia, and gritty spirit. Initially formed being a aspect task by three associates from the hard rock and roll group Rye Coalition, the quartet agreed upon with Brooklyn’s Ernest Jennings Record Co. and officially …

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Buck 65

Born in Decrease Sackville, Nova Scotia, Richard Terfry (aka Buck 65, Stinkin’ Affluent) spent nearly all his adolescence being a self-described b-boy. He ultimately shifted to Halifax in 1989, where he founded a seminal hip-hop display on regional college radio. This program (dubbed The Bassment) helped Terfry concrete his position …

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Brujeria

One a single level, Brujeria certainly are a brutally powerful rock-band whose music strolls along the boundary of grindcore and loss of life steel. On another, Brujeria certainly are a street-level workout in performance artwork. To consider them at their term, the users of Brujeria are market leaders of the …

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Stray Dog

This blues-based US rock group started life being a power-trio in 1973. Produced by Snuffy Walden (vocals, electric guitar), Alan Roberts (bass, vocals) and Leslie Sampson (b. 1950; drums), their design incorporated components of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Timmy Dulaine (electric guitar, vocals) and Luis Cabaza (keyboards) had been …

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