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Kool Moe Dee - 99% match to Digital Underground

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

Wreckx-N-Effect - 77% match to Digital Underground

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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With their Teddy Riley -produced single of the same name in 1988, this US vocal group announced the arrival of New Jack Swing, or swingbeat. Formed by Markell Riley (Teddy’s brother), Brandon Mitchell (the Rileys’ half-brother), and Aquil Davidson, the group’s career was rocked by the death of Mitchell in a 1989 shooting. The intervening period was not especially Read more

Sir Mix-A-Lot - 76% match to Digital Underground

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Ray, 12 August 1963, USA. Seattle based MC and producer Sir Mix-A-Lot broke with ‘Posse On Broadway’, a statement of intent released on his own label in 1986, which went on to sell over a million copies. Further crossover success arrived with rap’s second great rock/rap coalition: a cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Iron Man’, performed in conju Read more

Young M.C. - 72% match to Digital Underground

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Marvin Young, 10 May 1967, London, England, but raised in Queens, New York City. Young went to college in California, earning a degree in economics from the University Of South California, where he also wrote material for Tone-Loc (including co-writing credits on his massive hits ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Funky Cold Medina’). His solo work was similarly within th Read more

LL Cool J - 71% match to Digital Underground

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Boogie Down Productions - 66% match to Digital Underground

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

Heavy D & The Boyz - 66% match to Digital Underground

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Bell Biv Devoe - 63% match to Digital Underground

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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On their arrival on the music scene in 1989, this trio of former New Edition members, Ricky Bell (18 September 1967, Boston, Massachusetts, USA), Michael Bivins (b. 10 August 1968, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) and Ronnie DeVoe (b. 17 November 1967, Boston, Massachusetts, USA), heralded a new development in American urban music, infusing their hip-hop-inflected rhymes with a m Read more

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - 60% match to Digital Underground

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Fresh Prince, aka Will Smith (Willard Christopher Smith Jnr., 25 September 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is now just as famous for his acting career, which started when he played the streetwise tough suffering culture shock when transplanted into the affluent Beverley Hills household of television series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. However, this was initially v Read more

Biz Markie - 58% match to Digital Underground

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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Whodini - 58% match to Digital Underground

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brooklyn, New York-based rappers who, from their formation in 1982, pioneered the commercial rap/rock crossover, while many also cite their earliest recordings as precursors to the ‘New Jack Swing’ movement. Whodini are rappers Jalil Hutchins (30 November 1963) and Ecstasy (b. John Fletcher, 7 June 1964), backed from 1986 by talented old school DJ, Grandmaster Dee Read more

Ice-T - 55% match to Digital Underground

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

Ultramagnetic MC's - 52% match to Digital Underground

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

Big Daddy Kane - 50% match to Digital Underground

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

The Time - 50% match to Digital Underground

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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This Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA-based funk outfit enjoyed a string of inventive hits in the early 80s that, for verve, style, and wit, often matched the output of their mentor Prince. Flamboyant singer Morris Day (Springfield, Illinois, USA) played drums in Prince’s junior high school band, Grand Central. After several years on the local R&B circuit he hooked up wi Read more


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