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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

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

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: 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

Big Daddy Kane - 15% match to Compton's Most Wanted

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

Erick Sermon - 14% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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25 November 1968, Bayshore, Long Island, New York City, New York, USA. Sermon did much to revitalise the rap scene in the late 80s as one half of EPMD, a partnership he formed with fellow rapper Parrish Smith. The duo’s aggressive, bass-heavy grooves and Sermon’s lazy, monotone delivery proved to be an important influence on the then nascent gangsta rap scene. Foll Read more

Smif-N-Wessun - 14% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Brooklyn, New York, USA-based outfit, named after the famous gun-making duo, Smif N Wessun arrived as the second act on Nervous Records’ subsidiary, Wreck, in 1993. Rappers Tek and Steele first broke vinyl cover with two tracks, ‘Black Smif n Wessun’ and ‘U Da Man’, housed on Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage album. The association with the latter began w Read more

Yukmouth - 14% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jerold Dwight Ellis Jnr., 18 October 1974, Oakland, California, USA. This Los Angeles-based rapper made his name as one half of rap duo the Luniz, who enjoyed a brief moment of fame in 1995 with the international hit single ‘I Got 5 On It’. Following the release of their second collection, 1997’s Lunitik Muzik, the duo put the Luniz on hold. Yukmouth signed a Read more

Tha Alkaholiks - 13% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US rap crew specialize in fun, funky tunes. The line-up comprises J-Ro (James Robinson, Los Angeles, California, USA), Tash (b. Rico Smith, Ohio, USA) and DJ E-Swift (b. Eric Brooks, Ohio, USA). Despite raised eyebrows over their name and gaudy stage performances, Tha Alkaholiks have become popular proponents of ‘party rap’. J-Ro had intended to become a rappe Read more

Das EFX - 12% match to Compton's Most Wanted

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Das EFX was formed by Drayz (Andre Weston, 9 September 1970, New Jersey, USA) and Skoob (b. Willie Hines, 27 November 1970, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; Skoob is ‘books’ spelled backwards), two easy-natured rappers whose success story was of the genuine rags to riches variety. As college friends who had met during English classes, they entered a rap cont Read more


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