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South Central Cartel - 87% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Fronted by MC Havoc Da Mouthpiece, whose father was a member of the Chi-Lites, the ranks of South Central Cartel are also inhabited by rappers Prodeje, Havikk Da Rymesman, LV Da Voice (the group’s ‘singer’) and DJ’s Kaos #1 and Gripp. Formed in 1986, the group which evolved into SCC had originally titled themselves Mafia Style and New Authority. The group ha Read more

Above The Law - 81% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s
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Gangsta rappers from Pomona, California, USA, whose ultra-violent lyrics betray a keen nose for breezy rhythm tracks, largely sampled from 70s soul. They also utilizelive keyboards, bass and guitar to back the rhymes of the self-styled ‘hustlers’, Cold 187um (Gregory Hutchinson), KM.G. The Illustrator (b. Kevin Gulley), Total K-oss (b. Anthony Stewart) and original Read more

Spice 1 - 66% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
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The D.O.C. - 50% match to Compton's Most Wanted

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

Mack 10 - 48% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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David Rolison, 9 August 1971, Inglewood, California, USA. This protégé of Ice Cube spent his early years involved in the seedier side of Los Angeles street life, but got his big break when he came to the attention of Ice Cube and signed a recording contract with Priority Records. He enjoyed instant success with his self-titled 1995 debut. Featuring the minor hi Read more

Tha Dogg Pound - 39% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The release of Tha Dogg Pound’s debut album in 1995 came at a time when their mentor and the best-known member of the Death Row Records / Dr. Dre enclave, Snoop Doggy Dogg, had just gone on trial charged with murder. The Los Angeles, California-based duo of Dat Nigga Daz (Delmar Arnaud, 25 May 1973, Long Beach, California, USA) and Kurupt Tha Kingpin (b. Ricardo Brown, Read more

Westside Connection - 34% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A three-way collaboration between rappers Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson, 15 June 1969, Crenshaw, South Central Los Angeles, California, USA), Mack 10 (b. D. Rolison, 9 August 1971, Inglewood, California, USA) and WC, Westside Connection was started as a riposte to what the participants saw as ‘dissing’ by their east coast colleagues. The tone of 1996’s Bow Dow Read more

Celly Cel - 32% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Eazy-E - 27% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eric Wright, 7 September 1963 (1964 is also cited), Compton, California, USA, d. 26 March 1995, Los Angeles, California, USA. There are those critics who did not take well to Eazy-E’s ‘whine’, but his debut kept up N.W.A.’s momentum by managing to offend just about every imaginable faction, right and left. Attending a fund-raising dinner for the Republica Read more

Ice Cube - 24% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
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N.W.A. - 23% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The initials stand for Niggers With Attitude, which was the perfect embodiment of this Los Angeles crew’s outlook. They comprised Dr. Dre (André Romell Young, 18 February 1965, South Central, Los Angeles, California, USA), DJ Yella (b. Antoine Carraby, Compton, Los Angeles, California, USA), MC Ren (b. Lorenzo Patterson, Compton, Los Angeles, California, USA) and Read more

3X Krazy - 21% match to Compton's Most Wanted

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DJ Quik - 21% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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David Blake, 18 January 1970, Compton, California, USA. Rap artist whose deification of his home town, where he had grown up the youngest of ten children, pervaded both his first two albums (‘Born And Raised In Compton’ on his 1991 debut, and minor hit single ‘Jus Lyke Compton’ on the follow-up set). At the age of 12 Blake began to learn the art of DJing, Read more

Ice-T - 20% match to Compton's Most Wanted

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

Scarface - 17% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Brad Jordan, 9 November 1970, Houston, Texas, USA. A member of Houston’s nastiest, the Geto Boys, Scarface’s ‘official’ solo debut (an album of sorts had prefigured 1991’s Mr. Scarface Is Back) was a familiar roll-call of sex and street violence, with the titles reading like a litany of horror movies (‘Body Snatchers’, ‘Born Killer Read more


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