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Da Brat - 100% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Shawntae Harris, 14 April 1974, Chicago, Illinois, USA. A forerunner of the new breed of female hip-hop artists Lil’ Kim and Foxy Brown, the foul-mouthed Da Brat became the most successful female rapper of all time in 1994 with her platinum-selling debut Funkdafied.Harris’ first musical experience was as a drummer in her church choir, but he Read more

Foxy Brown - 77% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Inga Marchand, 6 September 1979, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Marchand grew up with another future female rap star, Lil’ Kim, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Naming herself after the eponymous Pam Grier character in the cult blaxploitation movie, Brown’s rapid rise to fame began when, at the age of 15, she won a talent contest in Brooklyn. She was invited by Tr Read more

Queen Latifah - 70% match to MC Lyte

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Urban & Rap Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Big Daddy Kane - 61% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap 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

LL Cool J - 59% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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EPMD - 57% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Erick Sermon (25 November 1968, Bayshore, Long Island, New York City, New York, USA) and Parrish Smith (b. 13 May 1968, Brentwood, Long Island, New York, USA) are two rappers who did much to revitalize a flagging rap scene with an early outburst of controlled creative energy, Unfinished Business. Taking samples from rock sources such as Steve Miller, as well as underground d Read more

MC Shan - 57% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Salt 'N Pepa - 53% match to MC Lyte

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

Heavy D & The Boyz - 52% match to MC Lyte

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Naughty By Nature - 52% match to MC Lyte

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

Lil' Kim - 51% match to MC Lyte

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Kimberly Jones, 11 July 1975, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Having survived some time on the streets as a teenager, the diminutive Lil’ Kim was aided by Biggie Smalls (the Notorious B.I.G. ) who helped her team up with the New York rap collective Junior M.A.F.I.A. . A strong response to her contributions to their 1995 debut single, ‘Player’s Anthem&# Read more

Eric B. & Rakim - 48% match to MC Lyte

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

Das EFX - 47% match to MC Lyte

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

Slick Rick - 47% match to MC Lyte

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Boogie Down Productions - 46% match to MC Lyte

Genres: Instrumental Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Bronx, New York-based rap duo comprised DJ Scott LaRock (Scott Sterling, d. 27 August 1987, South Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) and rapper KRS-One (b. Lawrence Krisna Parker, 20 August 1965, New York, USA). KRS-One (aka KRS-1) is an acronym for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone, and ‘edutainment’ remained a central theme in the work of Boogi Read more


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