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The Pharcyde - 100% match to Digable Planets

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This spaced-out rap crew originally comprised Imani Wilcox, Bootie Brown (Romye Robinson), Slim Kid (b. Tré Hardson) and Fat Lip (b. Derrick Stewart). Based in Los Angeles, California, USA, their goofy, fast-talking style defied the early 90s rash of gangsta vinyl from that area with a dogma-deflating blend of cool, loopy rhythms and cultural lyrics. Hardson, Robinson Read more

A Tribe Called Quest - 88% match to Digable Planets

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US male rap outfit originally comprised Q-Tip (Jonathan Davis, 10 April 1970, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA), DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad (b. 11 August 1970, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA), Jarobi and Phife Dog (b. Malik Taylor, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA). They formed at school in Manhattan, New York, where they started out as part of the Nati Read more

Shabazz Palaces - 84% match to Digable Planets

Genres: Urban & Rap
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De La Soul - 78% match to Digable Planets

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hailing from Long Island, New York, USA, De La Soul was formed by Posdnous (Kelvin Mercer, 17 August 1969, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA), Trugoy the Dove (b. David Jude Joliceur, 21 September 1968, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA), and Pasemaster Mace (b. Vincent Lamont Mason Jnr., 27 March 1970, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA) who were contemporari Read more

Main Source - 65% match to Digable Planets

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

Black Moon - 62% match to Digable Planets

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

Brand Nubian - 61% match to Digable Planets

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

Camp Lo - 61% match to Digable Planets

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the Bronx, New York, USA, hip-hop duo Camp Lo were heavily promoted by Profile Records at their launch in the mid-90s as an atypical, experimental rap act. With much of their musical influence derived from 70s disco culture, the group’s sound defied the limiting preoccupation with east/west coast styles that had overtaken hip-hop. Despite this, some critics still Read more

Jeru The Damaja - 60% match to Digable Planets

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Kendrick Jeru Davis, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. His stage name in full reading Jeru The Damaja: D Original Dirty Rotten Scoundrel. Jeru is a native New Yorker, whose name refers to the ‘first god’, son of Egyptian deities Osiris and Isis (his father was a Rastafarian). Having at one time earned a living changing tyres for Greyhound buses, he made his f Read more

Eric B. & Rakim - 54% match to Digable Planets

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

Jungle Brothers - 52% match to Digable Planets

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

Slum Village - 45% match to Digable Planets

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originating from the Conant Gardens section of Detroit, Michigan, USA, the rap outfit Slum Village first came together during the mid-90s. The group originally comprised rhymers Muhammed Baatin and T-3, plus producer J Dilla aka Jay Dee (James Yancey, 7 February 1974, USA, d. 10 February 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA). The latter had previously worked with Pharcyde, A T Read more

Das EFX - 44% match to Digable Planets

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

Common - 43% match to Digable Planets

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lonnie Rashied Lynn Jnr., 13 March 1972, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Originally recording under the expanded pseudonym Common Sense, Lynn is one of the more enlightened contemporary rappers, proffering a heady mix of verbiage and syncopated hip-hop rhythms. He made his debut in 1992 with Can I Borrow A Dollar?, a series of tracts on consumer identity with the occasional lapse in Read more

Boogie Down Productions - 42% match to Digable Planets

Genres: Instrumental Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Bronx, New York-based rap duo comprised DJ Scott LaRock (Scott Sterling, d. 27 August 1987, South Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) and rapper KRS-One (b. Lawrence Krisna Parker, 20 August 1965, New York, USA). KRS-One (aka KRS-1) is an acronym for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone, and ‘edutainment’ remained a central theme in the work of Boogi Read more


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