- 82% match to N.W.A.
- 59% match to N.W.A.
- 39% match to N.W.A.
- 37% match to N.W.A.
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
- 36% match to N.W.A.
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
- 36% match to N.W.A.
Hugely influential and controversial New York, USA-based rap act, frequently referred to as The Black Sex Pistols, Public Enemys 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 acts heyday (the late 80s and early 90s) is almost a
- 33% match to N.W.A.
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
The release of Tha Dogg Pounds 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,
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
- 26% match to N.W.A.
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