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Wreckx-N-Effect - 56% match to K7

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

MC Hammer - 48% match to K7

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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C+C Music Factory - 43% match to K7

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - 43% match to K7

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

Will Smith - 43% match to K7

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Willard Christopher Smith Jnr., 25 September 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Rap music’s most successful crossover artist, Smith started his career as one half of DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince. Although it was lightweight in comparison with the threatening ‘street’ style of Public Enemy and N.W.A. , the duo’s inoffensive, bubblegum rap made th Read more

Real McCoy - 42% match to K7

Genres: Dance Latin
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the late 80s by O-Jay (Olaf Jeglitza, Germany), Real McCoy are among Germany’s most successful dance acts. Under the name MC Sar And The Real McCoy, his debut record, the anthemic ‘It’s On You’ (1991) became a number 1 hit in 12 countries and was followed by a number of international Top 20 hits including ‘Pump Up The Jam Rap’, ‘D Read more

Salt 'N Pepa - 41% match to K7

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Salt (Cheryl James, 8 March 1964, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA) and Pepa (b. Sandra Denton, 9 November 1969, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies) grew up in the Queens district of New York City. They became telephone sales girls and envisioned a career in nursing until fellow colleague and part-time producer Hurby ‘Luv Bug’ Azor stepped in. He asked them to ra Read more

Culture Beat - 37% match to K7

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Euro-dance sensations created by Torsten Fenslau (d. November 1993, Darmstadt, Germany) in 1989 by putting together the more visual duo of Jay Supreme and Tania Evans. Fenslau had begun his career DJing at the Dorian Gray club at Frankfurt Airport, also working on Hessen State radio presenting the Club Night and Maxi-Mix shows. He subsequently moved into production, scoring a s Read more

Kris Kross - 37% match to K7

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Two youths from Atlanta, Georgia, USA, who topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks with ‘Jump’, a song anchored by the bassline to the Jackson Five’s ‘I Want You Back’. Chris ‘Mack Daddy’ Kelly (1 May 1978, USA) and Chris ‘Daddy Mack’ Smith (b. 10 January 1979, USA) were both just 13 years old when they scored w Read more

Heavy D & The Boyz - 36% match to K7

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Vanilla Ice - 32% match to K7

Genres: Pop / Rock Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Robert Van Winkle, 31 October 1968, Miami Lakes, Florida, USA. Controversial white rapper who borrowed liberally from M.C. Hammer’s blueprint for commercial success, and scored a UK/US number 1 with ‘Ice Ice Baby’ (15 million worldwide sales). Just as Hammer utilized easily recognisable rock/pop classics to underpin his rhymes, Ice used the same technique in r Read more

Haddaway - 28% match to K7

Genres: Dance
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Nester Alexander Haddaway, Tobago, West Indies. A lightweight dance music artist licensed to Arista Records from his German home at Coconut/Logic Records, Haddaway scored a huge crossover hit throughout Europe with the anthemic ‘What Is Love’ in 1993, followed by the equally strident ‘Life’. The artist grew up in Washington, DC, USA, before relocating to Read more

LL Cool J - 28% match to K7

Genres: Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Snap - 28% match to K7

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Snow - 26% match to K7

Genres: Reggae World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Darrin O’Brien, 30 October 1969, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Snow is one of the most commercially successful white reggae singers ever; his debut single, ‘Informer’, topped the US charts for seven weeks and reached the UK Top 3 in early 1993. Born Darrin O’Brien, the singer was raised in the Allenbury projects of Toronto and became a frequent visitor to reg Read more


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