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Vanilla Ice - 100% match to MC Hammer

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

Kris Kross - 71% match to MC Hammer

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

Kriss Kross - 71% match to MC Hammer

Genres: Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
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Sir Mix-A-Lot - 67% match to MC Hammer

Genres: Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Ray, 12 August 1963, USA. Seattle based MC and producer Sir Mix-A-Lot broke with ‘Posse On Broadway’, a statement of intent released on his own label in 1986, which went on to sell over a million copies. Further crossover success arrived with rap’s second great rock/rap coalition: a cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Iron Man’, performed in conju Read more

C+C Music Factory - 63% match to MC Hammer

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - 55% match to MC Hammer

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 - 55% match to MC Hammer

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

Tag Team - 53% match to MC Hammer

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Urban & Rap
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Salt 'N Pepa - 49% match to MC Hammer

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

Coolio - 48% match to MC Hammer

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Artis Ivey, 1 August 1963, Compton, Los Angeles, California, USA. Boasting a long, though infrequently recorded, career in hip-hop, rapper Coolio’s career finally took off after attending rehabilitation classes in an attempt to kick his cocaine habit. Coolio started making music again with WC And The MADD Circle, contributing to their 1991 release, Ain’t A Damn Tha Read more

Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch - 48% match to MC Hammer

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s
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Mark Wahlberg, 5 June 1971, Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA. The younger brother of New Kids On The Block’s Donnie Wahlberg, Marky Mark was once proclaimed as the ‘thinking rapper’s Madonna’ upon his entrance into the music industry in the early 90s. Also employed as an underwear model for Calvin Klein, his two albums did little to dispel his image as a cl Read more

Right Said Fred - 41% match to MC Hammer

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This camp UK pop act comprises the bald pated Fairbrass brothers Richard (22 September 1953, East Grinstead, Sussex, England) and Fred (b. Christopher Abbott Bernard Fairbrass, 2 November 1956, East Grinstead, Sussex, England). Fred, who failed trials for Chelsea and Fulham football clubs, had formerly toured with Bob Dylan and played with Then Jerico in 1989. He had also ap Read more

Naughty By Nature - 38% match to MC Hammer

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

Snap - 38% match to MC Hammer

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Black Box - 37% match to MC Hammer

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of the leading exponents of a wave of Italian house music that flourished on the dancefloors of the late 80s and early 90s, Black Box comprised three Italian studio musicians (Daniele Davoli, Mirko Limoni and Valerio Semplici), collectively known as Groove Groove Melody. Based in the Regio D’Emillia area of northern Italy, and made frequent use of ‘singer’ Ka Read more


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