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Kool Moe Dee - 100% match to Kid 'N Play

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

Whodini - 96% match to Kid 'N Play

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

Heavy D & The Boyz - 80% match to Kid 'N Play

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew - 78% match to Kid 'N Play

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Douglas E. Davis, 17 September 1966, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, though he grew up in the Bronx and Harlem districts of New York, USA. Self-proclaimed as The Original Human Beatbox, i.e. being able to imitate the sound of a rhythm machine, Fresh broke through in 1985 with the release of one of rap’s classic tracks, ‘The Show’. Joined by partner MC Ricky D (aka Read more

MC Shan - 68% match to Kid 'N Play

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Dana Dane - 64% match to Kid 'N Play

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A graduate of New York’s High School Of Music And Art, notable for being the first hip-hop star to offer his name to a fashion range or shop, which most major artists subsequently imitated, Dana Dane’s reputation was also built on a solid musical platform (generally provided by DJ Clark Kent) of hard East Coast rhythms and smooth production. His humorous quasi-British Read more

MC Lyte - 64% match to Kid 'N Play

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lana Moorer, 11 October 1970, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, but raised in Brooklyn. The daughter of First Priority boss Nat Robinson, and sister to the Audio Two brothers, Lyte began her career in fine style with the 45 ‘I Cram To Understand U (Sam)’, released when she was still a teenager. The story told of personal deceit in a relationship, the narrator u Read more

Audio Two - 49% match to Kid 'N Play

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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The sons of First Priority label boss Nat Robinson, and brothers of US rapper MC Lyte, Milk Dee and DJ Gizmo Dee certainly began their careers in 1988 with a pedigree. Though occasionally falling foul of the political correctness lobby, there was much to admire in their descriptions of Brooklyn inner-city life, with a good eye for detail, particularly on breakthrough singles &# Read more

Stetsasonic - 48% match to Kid 'N Play

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Among rap’s elder statesmen with origins in 1981, Brooklyn’s Stetsasonic were hugely influential on a number of fronts. They were one of the few bands of their generation to promote the use of live instruments, and there was simply no hip-hop comparison to their onstage power. Via their ‘A.F.R.I.C.A.’ 45 (1985) they helped usher in a new wave of black consci Read more

Spoonie Gee - 46% match to Kid 'N Play

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gabe Jackson, Harlem, New York, USA. Spoonie-Gee was so-called because he only ever ate with that utensil when he was a child. As a youngster he proved adept at poetry, and was often to be found hanging out at the Rooftop Club, where early DJs like DJ Hollywood and Brucie B held sway. His recording career began at Enjoy Records, whose owner, Bobby Robinson, was his uncle. Hi Read more

Bell Biv Devoe - 43% match to Kid 'N Play

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

Cold Crush Brothers - 40% match to Kid 'N Play

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Cold Crush Brothers traced their origins to the Bronx freestyle ethos of the late 70s, when the line-up was fronted by Kay Gee The All, Adrian ‘Eazy AD’ Harris and Grandmaster Caz. The latter, who was later revealed to be one of the lyricists behind the early Sugarhill Gang releases, and also led the Mighty Force Emcees, opted out in the early 80s, at which point Read more

Schoolly D - 39% match to Kid 'N Play

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jesse B. Weaver Jnr., Baltimore, Philadelphia, USA. Posturing street rapper who, together with his DJ Code Money (b. Lance Allen, USA), was an early pioneer of gangsta rap, a format that featured an abundance of violence and vendettas, and the glorification of the MC’s personal armoury. Allied to the usual sexual declamation, it was a limited world view but a partially Read more

Whistle - 36% match to Kid 'N Play

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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Wreckx-N-Effect - 36% match to Kid 'N Play

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

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