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2 Live Crew

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No rap group has stirred more controversy or provoked more heated debate than the 2 Live Crew. The furor over the graphic sexual content of their X-rated party rhymes was a major catalyst in making rap music a flash point for controversy and an easily visible target for self-appointed moral guardians. Their album, As Nasty as They Wanna Be, sold... read full bio

95 South

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95 South is a Miami bass duo of AB (Artice Bartley) and Daddy Black (Carlos Spencer) from Jacksonville, Florida. The group's name is a reference to Interstate 95, which passes through the city. Their biggest success was the 1993 hit Whoot, There It Is" from their debut album Quad City Knock, which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The... read full bio

A Tribe Called Quest

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Many of A Tribe Called Quest's songs, such as "Bonita Applebum", "Can I Kick It", "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo", "Scenario", "Check the Rhime", "Jazz (We've Got)", "Award Tour" and "Electric Relaxation" are regarded as classics. They released five albums in eight years, the first three LPs were highly acclaimed, but the group disbanded in 1998. In 2006,... read full bio

Aer

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David von Mering and Carter Schultz of Wayland, MA, create music that finds its roots in reggae, acoustic pop and indie rock, with smooth guitar riffs and a strong rap component. Aer has done several college tours around the country as well as sold out headline shows at Gramercy Theatre in New York City, The Middle East Downstairs in Boston,... read full bio

Akon

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Alioune Badara Akon Thiam, Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, known simply as Akon, is a Senegalese-American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, businessman, and philanthropist. He rose to prominence in following the release of the singles "Locked Up" and "Lonely", from his debut album "Trouble". His second album, "Konvicted", earned him a Grammy Award nomination for the single Smack That featuring Eminem.... read full bio

Aloe Blacc

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Southern California native Aloe Blacc began his recording career as an MC back in high school, when he joined up with hip-hop producer Exile to form the mainstay indie rap group, Emanon. A few years later, Aloe would join a Lootpack European tour and become fast friends with Oh No, a relationship which led to many fruitful collaborations as a... read full bio

Amber Rose

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Amber Rose is a prominent model and socialite. She is best known for her high profile relationship with musician Kanye West; the couple broke up in 2010. Amber Rose has been featured in numerous magazines, including Smooth, Gotham, Vibe, Planting Seeds, In Tandem, Elle, and Complex, and has also been interviewed on Sirius Radio's Shade 45's Lip Service." In 2009,... read full bio

Asher Roth

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Asher Roth has quickly emerged as the future of hip-hop - an anomaly grounded enough to take pride in his suburban roots but confident and talented enough to earn the respect of rap royalty. Roth won't tell you about life on the streets, but he will give astute and singular observations on everything from politics to partying to his unique... read full bio

Azealia Banks

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Azealia Banks is a rapper, singer and lyricist from Harlem, New York. Since her first steps as a child in off-broadway theater productions, to her training at La Guardia High School of Performing arts, she's been steadily perfecting her craft and making a name for herself. At a young age Banks became interested in musical theater, acting, and singing. Banks... read full bio

B.o.B

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B.o.B is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer. He is currently signed under the labels of Grand Hustle Records, Rebel Rock Entertainment, and Atlantic Records. His debut single "Nothin' on You" reached number one in both the United States and the United Kingdom. His second single "Airplanes" peaked at number one in the UK and at number two in... read full bio

Beastie Boys

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The Beastie Boys began as a hardcore punk group in 1979, first appearing on the compilation cassette New York Thrash with Riot Fight and Beastie, and later released their debut EP, Beastie Groove, in 1982. After achieving moderate local success with the 1983 release of experimental hip-hop 12 "Cooky Puss," they made the transition to hip-hop in 1984 and a... read full bio

Bell Biv Devoe

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Bell Biv DeVoe is an American R&B musical group that branched off of New Edition. It consists of three of New Edition's previous members, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe. Although the group peaked in popularity in 1991 with their debut album, Poison, they were recognized at the Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Album of the... read full bio

Big Boi

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Big Boi appeared on tracks by Missy Elliott, Trick Daddy, Jay-Z, Killer Mike, Beyoncé, Brooke Valentine, Sleepy Brown, and Fantasia. ... read full bio

Big Daddy Kane

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Big Daddy Kane is a Brooklyn, New York MC who undisputedly defined the term lyricist in the world of hip hop. Along with the lyrical ingenuity he brought to the genre, he also introduced innovative live performances which consisted of theatrics, choreography and tailored costumes, proving that Big Daddy Kane was not only an MC, but a full entertainer. Kane... read full bio

Biz Markie

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The legendary Biz Markie brings 30 years of solid hip hop acumen, starting at age 14 when the Biz began his journey to musical anarchy, beat boxing his way into hip hop heads' hearts and delivering humorous, witty rhymes that made him lovable and admired by music fans all over. Biz Markie's best known single is the classic 1989 hit,... read full bio

Black Moon

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Black Moon was an American hip hop group, consisting of members Buckshot, 5 ft and DJ Evil Dee. The group were most notable for their debut album Enta da Stage, and their affiliation with the Boot Camp Clik.... read full bio

Blackstreet Featuring Teddy Riley

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One of the top R&B vocal groups of the '90s, Blackstreet was founded by singer, producer, and new jack swing pioneer Teddy Riley after the breakup of his seminal trio Guy. His itch to get back in the performing arena resulted in the formation of Blackstreet, which included singers Chauncey Black" Hannibal, Levi Little, and Joe Stonestreet in addition to... read full bio

Body Count

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Body Count was founded by Ice-T, best known for his contributions to the hip hop genre. Ice-T founded the group out of his interest in heavy metal, and took on the role of vocalist for the group, writing the lyrics for most of the group's songs, while the music was written by lead guitarist Ernie C. The group's self-titled debut... read full bio

Busta Rhymes

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Busta Rhymes is a rapper, producer and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the alias Busta Rhymes after NFL wide receiver George Buster" Rhymes. Early in his career, he was known for his wild style and fashion, and today is best known for his intricate rapping technique, which involves rapping at a fast rate with lots of internal... read full bio



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