The Treacherous Three

Genres: Urban & Rap
Descriptive "tags": old school hip-hop rap hip hop oldschool all east coast rap old school hip hop classic hip-hop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s
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One of the forerunning creative forces within rap music, comprising original members Kool Moe Dee (Mohandas DeWese, 8 August 1962, Harlem, New York, USA), L.A. Sunshine, Special K and DJ Easylee. They were formed in 1978, and released the following year’s debut single ‘New Rap Language’ on Enjoy Records. From its title to its dialogue, it predicted the new age of black rap music. It was followed by hip-hop standards ‘Body Rock’ and ‘Feel The Heartbeat’, before the group moved to Sugarhill Records for ‘At The Party’, ‘Action’ and ‘Yes We Can Can’. In 1986, Kool Moe Dee left to record his debut solo set. The other members also pursued their own projects in the interim. However, in March 1994 the original line-up reunited to perform on Old School Flava. Recorded in Atlanta and New York, the album featured a roll call of old and new school rap heroes in its credits: Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, Doug E....

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