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KRS-One - 100% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lawrence Krisna Parker, 20 August 1965, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. The kingpin of Boogie Down Productions and a genuine hip-hop pioneer, at the peak of his career in the late 80s and early 90s KRS-One’s standing was reflected not only in terms of his music, but also his lecture tours of the USA, appearing at Yale, Harvard, and countless other institutions Read more

Big Daddy Kane - 80% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Antonio M. Hardy, 10 September 1968, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Self-styled ‘black gentleman vampire’, whose KANE moniker is an acronym for King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal. Kane followed his cousin into hip-hop by rapping in front of a beatbox for his first shows on Long Island, New York. Aided by his DJ Mr Cee, he has released several albums of laconic, fully reali Read more

EPMD - 65% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Eric B. & Rakim - 60% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Queens, New York, USA-based rap duo comprised Eric Barrier (Elmhurst, New York, USA) and William ‘Rakim’ Griffin (b. William Griffin Jnr., Long Island, New York, USA), using additional musicians such as Sefton the Terminator and Chad Jackson as required. Rakim was the lyricist, Eric B the DJ, or, as Rakim himself put it in ‘I Ain’t No Joke’:  Read more

Brand Nubian - 58% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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From the Bronx, New York, USA and led by Grand Puba (Maxwell Dixon, New Rochelle, New York, USA; ex-Masters Of Ceremony), Brand Nubian’s 1990 debut, One For All, was as cool, classy and unaffected as hip-hop comes. Joined by Lord Jamar (b. Lorenzo Dechelaus, 17 September 1968, New Rochelle, New York, USA), Derek X (b. Derrick Murphy, 29 December 1968, New Rochelle, New Read more

Ultramagnetic MC's - 56% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Bronx, New York, USA-based four-piece rap troupe incorporated the best traditions of jazz and funk in their polished, rhythmic style. Having worked with Boogie Down Productions’ KRS-One among many others, the Ultramagnetic MC’s earned their reputation at the forefront of rap, pioneering the use of the sampler in hip-hop. They comprised Maurice Smith (aka Moe Love Read more

Stetsasonic - 51% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Among rap’s elder statesmen with origins in 1981, Brooklyn’s Stetsasonic were hugely influential on a number of fronts. They were one of the few bands of their generation to promote the use of live instruments, and there was simply no hip-hop comparison to their onstage power. Via their ‘A.F.R.I.C.A.’ 45 (1985) they helped usher in a new wave of black consci Read more

Biz Markie - 46% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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Jungle Brothers - 46% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Rap innovators and precursors to the sound later fine-tuned by De La Soul, P.M. Dawn et al. Following on from Afrika Bambaataa, the Jungle Brothers: Mike G (Michael Small, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA), DJ Sammy B (b. Sammy Burwell, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA) and Afrika Baby Bambaataa (b. Nathaniel Hall, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA) were unafrai Read more

Kool Moe Dee - 45% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mohandas DeWese, 8 August 1962, Harlem, New York, USA. Once of original rap pioneers Treacherous Three, Kool Moe Dee carved a solo career bracing his old school style against the more urbane concerns of the new wave. He originally started rapping in his native Harlem by grabbing the mic at house parties, soon hooking up with his Treacherous colleagues L.A. Sunshine and Speci Read more

Main Source - 44% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s
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There has been much swapping and shifting in the constantly evolving line-ups of the rap band Main Source, formed in Toronto, Canada, but based in New York. The original MCs were K-Cut and Sir Scratch, though Large Professor (Paul Mitchell) excused himself after their first album, which included choice cuts like ‘Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball’. Professor would g Read more

Ice-T - 42% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: Funk Spoken Word Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Tracy Marrow, 16 February 1958, Newark, New Jersey, USA. One of the most outspoken rappers to emerge from the 80s west coast hip-hop scene, and one of the founding fathers of gangsta rap, Ice-T boasts (sometimes literally) a violent past in which he was shot twice - once while involved in an armed robbery. His name, fittingly, is taken from black exploitation author Iceberg Read more

MC Shan - 41% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Black Moon - 39% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Brooklyn-based rappers, whose entrance on the New York scene was rewarded with sales of over 200, 000 of their debut cut, ‘Who Got Da Props?’. Black Moon, who comprise 5ft Excellerator, DJ Evil Dee (Eward Dewgarde) and Buckshot (b. Kenyatta Blake), signed with Nervous Records’ offshoot, Wreck, despite stern competition, in 1991 (there were certainly offers on Read more

The D.O.C. - 38% match to Boogie Down Productions

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Tracy Lynne Curry, 10 June 1968, Dallas, Texas, USA. D.O.C. was once one of the world’s most promising rappers, before, shortly after the release of his 1988 debut, his career was cut short by a horrendous automobile accident that crushed his throat and left him unable to rap. Hanging out with Dr. Dre’s Dogg Pound posse, he had regained enough use of his voice to c Read more


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