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EPMD - 100% match to Eric B. & Rakim

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Erick Sermon (25 November 1968, Bayshore, Long Island, New York City, New York, USA) and Parrish Smith (b. 13 May 1968, Brentwood, Long Island, New York, USA) are two rappers who did much to revitalize a flagging rap scene with an early outburst of controlled creative energy, Unfinished Business. Taking samples from rock sources such as Steve Miller, as well as underground d Read more

Big Daddy Kane - 99% match to Eric B. & Rakim

Genres: Urban & Rap 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

Rakim - 78% match to Eric B. & Rakim

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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William Michael Griffin Jnr., 28 January 1968, Wyandanch, Long Island, New York, USA. Between 1987 and 1992, Rakim released four influential albums in partnership with Eric B that have accorded him the status of one of rap’s greatest figureheads. His complex, cross-referencing lyrics and relaxed delivery style inspired a new generation of hip-hop artists in the 90s, inc Read more

Boogie Down Productions - 74% match to Eric B. & Rakim

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

Gang Starr - 59% match to Eric B. & Rakim

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arguably hip-hop’s most literate, challenging act on both musical and lyrical fronts, Gang Starr comprises Guru Keith E (Keith Elam, 17 July 1966, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA; vocals/lyrics) and DJ Premier (b. Christopher Martin, 21 March 1966, Houston, Texas, USA; music). Guru (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) was born the son of a Boston municipal and superior court Read more

Public Enemy - 58% match to Eric B. & Rakim

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hugely influential and controversial New York, USA-based rap act, frequently referred to as ‘The Black Sex Pistols’, Public Enemy’s legacy extends beyond rap, and attained a massive cultural significance within black communities. The effect on the consciousness (and consciences) of white people during the act’s heyday (the late 80s and early 90s) is almost a Read more

LL Cool J - 57% match to Eric B. & Rakim

Genres: Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Slick Rick - 56% match to Eric B. & Rakim

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Nas - 55% match to Eric B. & Rakim

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, 14 September 1973, Long Island, New York, USA. From the tough Queensbridge housing projects which brought the world Marley Marl, MC Shan and Intelligent Hoodlum, Nas made his name as a highly skilled rapper with the double whammy of 1994’s Illmatic and 1996’s It Was Written, albums whose music was crafted with a degree of subtlety and fore Read more

Nasty Nas - 55% match to Eric B. & Rakim

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Ultramagnetic MC's - 54% match to Eric B. & Rakim

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

KRS-One - 50% match to Eric B. & Rakim

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

Black Sheep - 49% match to Eric B. & Rakim

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Rap duo comprising Andre ‘Dres’ Titus (Sanford, North Carolina, USA) and William ‘Mista Lawnge’ McLean (b. 11 December 1970, Sanford, North Carolina, USA), who are based in the Bronx, New York, though they actually met in North Carolina in 1983. Titus’ father, an army officer, was stationed there, while McLean’s mother had relocated to the state Read more

Redman - 46% match to Eric B. & Rakim

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Reginald Noble, 17 April 1970, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Inventive and witty US rapper whose 1992 debut Whut? Thee Album broke into the US Top 50, although it failed to get a UK release until much later in the year. Enshrining the new ethos of cannabis as the drug of choice (‘How To Roll A Blunt’), there was also room for the traditional braggadocio (‘A Day Of Read more

Main Source - 45% match to Eric B. & Rakim

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


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