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Jeru The Damaja - 100% match to Gang Starr

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

Big L - 85% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lamont Coleman, 30 May 1974, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 February 1999, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. This highly respected Harlem-based MC had his life cut tragically short just when it appeared his legendary underground status was about to translate into the mainstream. Coleman first came to the attention of the rap world in the early 90s as part of Harlem& Read more

Guru - 76% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Urban & Rap
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KRS-One - 68% match to Gang Starr

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

Rakim - 68% match to Gang Starr

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

Masta Ace - 66% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Duval Clear, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Masta Ace became a hip-hop DJ in the 70s before adjusting to MC status by 1983. He won a rapping competition two years later which earned him studio time with producer Marley Marl, before a collegiate interlude followed. He contributed to the In Control Volume 1 set by Marl, and the latter’s label, Read more

EPMD - 62% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Nas - 62% match to Gang Starr

Genres: R&B / Soul Reggae 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

Dilated Peoples - 61% match to Gang Starr

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Originally formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, during 1992, this hip-hop crew comprises DJ Babu and MCs Evidence and Rakaa aka Iriscience. The two MCs first met through freestyle sessions at the Hip Hop Shop. They eventually united with turntablist DJ Babu, a former member of the remix/dance act the Beat Junkies, appearing on their 1997 debut, World Famous Beat Junkies: Vol Read more

Mobb Deep - 61% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This rap duo, comprising Havoc (Kejuan Muchita, 21 May 1974, Queensbridge, New York, USA) and Prodigy (b. Albert Johnson, 2 November 1974, Queensbridge, New York, USA), made a colossal impact in 1995 with their hardcore hip-hop single ‘Shook Ones Part II’. Compared in the music press to the experience of hearing Schoolly D for the first time, it saw the New York-ba Read more

Black Moon - 60% match to Gang Starr

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

Eric B. & Rakim - 60% match to Gang Starr

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

A Tribe Called Quest - 58% match to Gang Starr

Genres: 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

Big Daddy Kane - 58% match to Gang Starr

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

Wu-Tang Clan - 55% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Martial Arts Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This hip-hop crew, whose ranks originally comprised the Genius aka GZA (Gary Grice, 22 August 1966, Staten Island, New York, USA), RZA aka Prince Rakeem (b. Robert Diggs, 5 July 1969, Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA), Ol’ Dirty Bastard (b. Russell Tyrone Jones, 15 November 1968, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 13 November 2004, Manhattan, Read more


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