Gang Starr Similar Artists

Nas - 100% 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

KRS-One - 83% 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

Eric B. & Rakim - 79% 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

Jay-Z - 73% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Shawn Corey Carter, 4 December 1969, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Carter was a school friend of the Notorious B.I.G. He first started releasing records in the late 80s, part-financing his music by hustling. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend Jaz (‘The Originators’) and Original Flavor (‘Can I Get Open’), and Read more

Redman - 73% match to Gang Starr

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

Guru - 72% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Big Punisher - 63% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Christopher Rios, 9 November 1971, Bronx, New York City, USA, d. 7 February 2000, White Plains, New York City, New York, USA. This rapper of Puerto Rican descent, who looked set to take over the mantle of the Notorious B.I.G. before his untimely death, grew up in the Bronx. After leaving school at the age of 15, Rios balanced raising a young family with his nascent rapping c Read more

The Beatnuts - 58% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Latino hip-hop crew from New York established their name in the late 80s with remix credits for Prime Minister Pete Nice, Naughty By Nature, Da Lench Mob and Cypress Hill, and also produced Chi-Ali, Da Youngsta’s and Fat Joe. Originally comprising Psycho Les (Lester Fernandez) and Junkyard JuJu (b. Jerry Tineo), lyricist Fashion (b. Berntony Smalls) was added when Read more

Snoop Dogg - 53% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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2Pac - 51% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Parish Lesane Crooks, 16 June 1971, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 13 September 1996, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The controversy-laced gangsta rapper 2Pac was the son of two Black Panther members, and his mother Alice Faye Williams was actually pregnant with her son while being held in a New York prison. After his mother married Mutulu Shakur, who became the baby Read more

LL Cool J - 51% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Naughty By Nature - 51% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The New Jersey, USA-based trio of MC Treach (Anthony Criss, 27 December 1970, East Orange, New Jersey, USA), Vinnie (b. Vincent Brown, 17 September 1970, East Orange, New Jersey, USA) and DJ Kay Gee (b. Keir Gist, 15 September 1969, East Orange, New Jersey, USA) utilized the funkier rather than darker aspects of gangsta hip-hop. Heavily influenced by the patronage of Queen L Read more

50 Cent - 50% match to Gang Starr

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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