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Ice Cube - 84% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Dr. Dre - 61% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Snoop Dogg - 38% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Snoop Doggy Dogg - 38% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap
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2Pac - 35% match to N.W.A.

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 - 35% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Tupac Shakur - 35% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Ice-T - 33% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Funk Spoken Word 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

Public Enemy - 33% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hugely influential and controversial New York, USA-based rap act, frequently referred to as ‘The Black Sex Pistols’, Public Enemy’s legacy extends beyond rap, and attained a massive cultural significance within black communities. The effect on the consciousness (and consciences) of white people during the act’s heyday (the late 80s and early 90s) is almost a Read more

Biggie Smalls - 30% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Notorious B.I.G. - 30% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Above The Law - 29% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s
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Gangsta rappers from Pomona, California, USA, whose ultra-violent lyrics betray a keen nose for breezy rhythm tracks, largely sampled from 70s soul. They also utilizelive keyboards, bass and guitar to back the rhymes of the self-styled ‘hustlers’, Cold 187um (Gregory Hutchinson), KM.G. The Illustrator (b. Kevin Gulley), Total K-oss (b. Anthony Stewart) and original Read more

Tha Dogg Pound - 28% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The release of Tha Dogg Pound’s debut album in 1995 came at a time when their mentor and the best-known member of the Death Row Records / Dr. Dre enclave, Snoop Doggy Dogg, had just gone on trial charged with murder. The Los Angeles, California-based duo of Dat Nigga Daz (Delmar Arnaud, 25 May 1973, Long Beach, California, USA) and Kurupt Tha Kingpin (b. Ricardo Brown, Read more

The Game - 28% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jayceon Terrell Taylor, 29 November 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA. This west coast gangsta rapper shot to fame in 2004 on the strength of his association with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. Taylor was raised in a foster home in Compton and, like many young men from his neighbourhood, followed a path into crime and dealing. His redemption came when he decided to take up rapping af Read more

DJ Quik - 26% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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David Blake, 18 January 1970, Compton, California, USA. Rap artist whose deification of his home town, where he had grown up the youngest of ten children, pervaded both his first two albums (‘Born And Raised In Compton’ on his 1991 debut, and minor hit single ‘Jus Lyke Compton’ on the follow-up set). At the age of 12 Blake began to learn the art of DJing, Read more


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