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Jay Z - 100% match to Nas

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Shawn Corey Carter, 4 December 1969, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Carter was a school friend of the Notorious B.I.G. He first started releasing records in the late 80s, part-financing his music by hustling. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend Jaz (‘The Originators’) and Original Flavor (‘Can I Get Open’), and Read more

Mobb Deep - 96% match to Nas

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This rap duo, comprising Havoc (Kejuan Muchita, 21 May 1974, Queensbridge, New York, USA) and Prodigy (b. Albert Johnson, 2 November 1974, Queensbridge, New York, USA), made a colossal impact in 1995 with their hardcore hip-hop single ‘Shook Ones Part II’. Compared in the music press to the experience of hearing Schoolly D for the first time, it saw the New York-ba Read more

AZ - 90% match to Nas

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Biggie Smalls - 90% match to Nas

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Notorious B.I.G. - 90% match to Nas

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Raekwon - 84% match to Nas

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Corey Woods, 12 January 1970, New York, USA. Raekwon is a long-standing member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Staten Island’s seminal hip-hop crew. Following the release of their 1993 debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), several of the members released solo projects. Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx … followed albums by Method Man (Tical) and Ol’ Dirty Bastard ( Read more

2Pac - 82% match to Nas

Genres: Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Parish Lesane Crooks, 16 June 1971, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 13 September 1996, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The controversy-laced gangsta rapper 2Pac was the son of two Black Panther members, and his mother Alice Faye Williams was actually pregnant with her son while being held in a New York prison. After his mother married Mutulu Shakur, who became the baby Read more

Makaveli - 82% match to Nas

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Rakim - 82% match to Nas

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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William Michael Griffin Jnr., 28 January 1968, Wyandanch, Long Island, New York, USA. Between 1987 and 1992, Rakim released four influential albums in partnership with Eric B that have accorded him the status of one of rap’s greatest figureheads. His complex, cross-referencing lyrics and relaxed delivery style inspired a new generation of hip-hop artists in the 90s, inc Read more

Tupac Shakur - 82% match to Nas

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Big Pun - 79% match to Nas

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Christopher Rios, 9 November 1971, Bronx, New York City, USA, d. 7 February 2000, White Plains, New York City, New York, USA. This rapper of Puerto Rican descent, who looked set to take over the mantle of the Notorious B.I.G. before his untimely death, grew up in the Bronx. After leaving school at the age of 15, Rios balanced raising a young family with his nascent rapping c Read more

Common - 79% match to Nas

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lonnie Rashied Lynn Jnr., 13 March 1972, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Originally recording under the expanded pseudonym Common Sense, Lynn is one of the more enlightened contemporary rappers, proffering a heady mix of verbiage and syncopated hip-hop rhythms. He made his debut in 1992 with Can I Borrow A Dollar?, a series of tracts on consumer identity with the occasional lapse in Read more

Ghostface Killah - 78% match to Nas

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Gang Starr - 77% match to Nas

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

Big L - 73% match to Nas

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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