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Dr. Octagon - 65% 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

Ultramagnetic MC's - 52% 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

Mr. Lif - 31% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jeffrey Haynes, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This Berkley, California-based rapper draws influence from hip-hop illuminati such as Gang Starr rapper Guru, KRS-One, Rakim and, most pointedly, Public Enemy’s Chuck D. and sets peers such as Aesop Rock, Cannibal Ox and El-P as his benchmarks, to create hip-hop that is funky and political. Haynes is part of the Rebel Alliance Read more

Homeboy Sandman - 28% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Del The Funky Homosapien - 27% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Prince Paul - 26% 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

Ice-T - 25% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Funk Spoken Word Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Tracy Marrow, 16 February 1958, Newark, New Jersey, USA. One of the most outspoken rappers to emerge from the 80s west coast hip-hop scene, and one of the founding fathers of gangsta rap, Ice-T boasts (sometimes literally) a violent past in which he was shot twice - once while involved in an armed robbery. His name, fittingly, is taken from black exploitation author Iceberg Read more

Masta Ace - 25% match to Kool Keith

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

Quasimoto - 24% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Sadat X - 24% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Derrick Murphy, 29 December 1968, New Rochelle, New York, USA. Sadat X initially rose to prominence as a member of Brand Nubian, one of the most politicized and controversial rap acts of the 90s. Having worked on three high-impact albums with that group, All For One, In God We Trust and Everything Is Everything, he elected to turn solo in the mid-90s. His debut record for RC Read more

Large Professor - 23% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Ol' Dirty Bastard - 23% match to Kool Keith

Genres: Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Russell Tyrone Jones, 15 November 1968, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 13 November 2004, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard was a founder member of Staten Island’s highly influential Wu-Tang Clan crew. His 1995 solo debut, however, was disappointingly formulaic. The album was interesting only on those tracks (‘Brookly Read more

J-Live - 22% 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

KRS-One - 22% match to Kool Keith

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

Big L - 21% match to Kool Keith

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


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