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Ultramagnetic MC's - 57% match to Kool Keith

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

Dr. Octagon - 49% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Electronic & Ambient R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Keith Thornton, New York, USA. More commonly known as Kool Keith while a member of groundbreaking New York, US rap group the Ultramagnetic MC’s, Thornton has also travelled under a variety of other pseudonyms - Dr. Dooom, Poppa Large, the Reverend Tom, Sinister 6000, Big Willie Smith and Mr. Gerbik. In the mid-90s, and now based in Los Angeles, Thornton unveiled his lat Read more

Dan The Automator - 24% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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San Francisco, California, USA. Nakamura, a third generation Japanese American, creates music with enough proficiency and prolificacy to suggest he has superpowers to match his near comic book alter-ego, Dan The Automator. The legendary producer has worked with artists including Eels, Primal Scream, Cornershop and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Dr. Octagon, recorded all the ea Read more

Prince Paul - 22% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Paul E. Huston, 2 April 1967, Amityville, Long Island, New York, USA. Alongside Daddy-O, Prince Paul is the second of Stetsasonic’s founding members to enjoy notable extra-curricular activities. Similarly his production credits take pride of place in his list of achievements. Probably his proudest moment came in helming De La Soul’s 1989 classic 3 Feet High And Ris Read more

Aceyalone - 17% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap
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J-Live - 15% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jean-Jacques Cadet, 1976, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Hip-hop artist J-Live is probably better equipped at rhymes and raps than the average performer as he is a former junior high school English teacher. He began rapping at the age of 12, eventually attending college and interning at Rawshack Records simultaneously. Paying the bills with his aforementioned teaching job, J-Live Read more

Jeru The Damaja - 15% match to Kool Keith

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

Peanut Butter Wolf - 15% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal Urban & Rap
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DJ Qbert - 14% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Main Source - 13% match to Kool Keith

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

DJ Screw - 12% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Robert Earl Davis Jnr., Houston, Texas, USA, d. 16 November 2000, Houston, Texas, USA. A leading figure on Houston’s underground scene, Davis’ contribution to the city’s rise as a force on the rap scene was unfortunately overshadowed by his tragic overdose in 2000.Davis began recording mix tapes as DJ Screw in the early 90s, and had soo Read more

E-40 - 12% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Earl Stevens, 15 November 1967, Vallejo, California, USA. Considered a natural successor to Too $hort’s reductionist thematic with his glorification of the ‘player’ hip-hop lifestyle, E-40 started his own independent label, Sick Wid It Records, in the Bay area of San Francisco in 1990. Working with his brothers and sisters as part of the Click, an underground Read more

EPMD - 12% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Guilty Simpson - 12% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
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Oh No - 12% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap
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