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Das EFX - 100% match to Lords Of The Underground

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Das EFX was formed by Drayz (Andre Weston, 9 September 1970, New Jersey, USA) and Skoob (b. Willie Hines, 27 November 1970, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; Skoob is ‘books’ spelled backwards), two easy-natured rappers whose success story was of the genuine rags to riches variety. As college friends who had met during English classes, they entered a rap cont Read more

Funkdoobiest - 58% match to Lords Of The Underground

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of the hardest working crews in hip-hop, mid-90s rap group Funkdoobiest comprise Son Doobie, DJ Ralph M the Mexican and Tomahawk Funk (aka T-Bone). From Los Angeles, USA, they are managed by Happy Walters, who also looks after Cypress Hill and House Of Pain. Prior to their establishment as a band Ralph M had worked on the now defunct Los Angeles radio station KDAY, at only Read more

Black Moon - 53% match to Lords Of The Underground

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Brooklyn-based rappers, whose entrance on the New York scene was rewarded with sales of over 200, 000 of their debut cut, ‘Who Got Da Props?’. Black Moon, who comprise 5ft Excellerator, DJ Evil Dee (Eward Dewgarde) and Buckshot (b. Kenyatta Blake), signed with Nervous Records’ offshoot, Wreck, despite stern competition, in 1991 (there were certainly offers on Read more

Smif-N-Wessun - 44% match to Lords Of The Underground

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Brooklyn, New York, USA-based outfit, named after the famous gun-making duo, Smif N Wessun arrived as the second act on Nervous Records’ subsidiary, Wreck, in 1993. Rappers Tek and Steele first broke vinyl cover with two tracks, ‘Black Smif n Wessun’ and ‘U Da Man’, housed on Black Moon’s Enta Da Stage album. The association with the latter began w Read more

Brand Nubian - 38% match to Lords Of The Underground

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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From the Bronx, New York, USA and led by Grand Puba (Maxwell Dixon, New Rochelle, New York, USA; ex-Masters Of Ceremony), Brand Nubian’s 1990 debut, One For All, was as cool, classy and unaffected as hip-hop comes. Joined by Lord Jamar (b. Lorenzo Dechelaus, 17 September 1968, New Rochelle, New York, USA), Derek X (b. Derrick Murphy, 29 December 1968, New Rochelle, New Read more

Jeru The Damaja - 38% match to Lords Of The Underground

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

Main Source - 38% match to Lords Of The Underground

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

Naughty By Nature - 38% match to Lords Of The Underground

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

Big Daddy Kane - 35% match to Lords Of The Underground

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Antonio M. Hardy, 10 September 1968, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Self-styled ‘black gentleman vampire’, whose KANE moniker is an acronym for King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal. Kane followed his cousin into hip-hop by rapping in front of a beatbox for his first shows on Long Island, New York. Aided by his DJ Mr Cee, he has released several albums of laconic, fully reali Read more

KRS-One - 35% match to Lords Of The Underground

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

Da Bush Babees - 31% match to Lords Of The Underground

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s
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A New York, USA-based hip-hop trio comprising Khaliyl (aka Mister Man), Lee Major (aka Babyface Kaos) and Light (aka Y-Tee). They had only been together for three months before signing to Warner Brothers Records and releasing their 1994 debut, Ambushed. This borrowed heavily from downtown reggae as well as the hip-hop tradition, reflecting the trio’s West Indian upbringing Read more

Gang Starr - 31% match to Lords Of The Underground

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arguably hip-hop’s most literate, challenging act on both musical and lyrical fronts, Gang Starr comprises Guru Keith E (Keith Elam, 17 July 1966, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA; vocals/lyrics) and DJ Premier (b. Christopher Martin, 21 March 1966, Houston, Texas, USA; music). Guru (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) was born the son of a Boston municipal and superior court Read more

Tha Alkaholiks - 30% match to Lords Of The Underground

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US rap crew specialize in fun, funky tunes. The line-up comprises J-Ro (James Robinson, Los Angeles, California, USA), Tash (b. Rico Smith, Ohio, USA) and DJ E-Swift (b. Eric Brooks, Ohio, USA). Despite raised eyebrows over their name and gaudy stage performances, Tha Alkaholiks have become popular proponents of ‘party rap’. J-Ro had intended to become a rappe Read more

Keith Murray - 28% match to Lords Of The Underground

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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13 September 1974, Central Islip, New York City, New York, USA. This US rapper made an immediate impact in 1994 after teaming up with producer Erick Sermon for the smooth Top 50 hit single, ‘The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World’. His long-playing debut for Jive Records followed later in the year. As well as his trademark tongue-twisting delivery, a throwback Read more

Eric B. & Rakim - 26% match to Lords Of The Underground

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


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