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Ice Cube - 83% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Dr. Dre - 59% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Ice-T - 45% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Funk Spoken Word Urban & Rap 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

2Pac - 42% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Documentaries Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Urban & Rap 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

Mack 10 - 42% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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David Rolison, 9 August 1971, Inglewood, California, USA. This protégé of Ice Cube spent his early years involved in the seedier side of Los Angeles street life, but got his big break when he came to the attention of Ice Cube and signed a recording contract with Priority Records. He enjoyed instant success with his self-titled 1995 debut. Featuring the minor hi Read more

Makaveli - 42% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Tupac Shakur - 42% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
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Snoop Dogg - 41% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks Spoken Word Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Snoop Doggy Dogg - 41% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Public Enemy - 37% match to N.W.A.

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap 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 - 35% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Notorious B.I.G. - 35% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Spoken Word Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
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Eric B. & Rakim - 28% match to N.W.A.

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

The Game - 26% match to N.W.A.

Genres: Documentaries 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

Mobb Deep - 25% match to N.W.A.

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


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