Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock Similar Artists

Young MC - 100% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Marvin Young, 10 May 1967, London, England, but raised in Queens, New York City. Young went to college in California, earning a degree in economics from the University Of South California, where he also wrote material for Tone-Loc (including co-writing credits on his massive hits ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Funky Cold Medina’). His solo work was similarly within th Read more

Wreckx-N-Effect - 84% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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With their Teddy Riley -produced single of the same name in 1988, this US vocal group announced the arrival of New Jack Swing, or swingbeat. Formed by Markell Riley (Teddy’s brother), Brandon Mitchell (the Rileys’ half-brother), and Aquil Davidson, the group’s career was rocked by the death of Mitchell in a 1989 shooting. The intervening period was not especially Read more

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - 82% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Fresh Prince, aka Will Smith (Willard Christopher Smith Jnr., 25 September 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is now just as famous for his acting career, which started when he played the streetwise tough suffering culture shock when transplanted into the affluent Beverley Hills household of television series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. However, this was initially v Read more

Will Smith - 82% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Willard Christopher Smith Jnr., 25 September 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Rap music’s most successful crossover artist, Smith started his career as one half of DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince. Although it was lightweight in comparison with the threatening ‘street’ style of Public Enemy and N.W.A. , the duo’s inoffensive, bubblegum rap made th Read more

Mantronix - 73% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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DJ Kurtis Mantronik (Curtis Khaleel, 4 September 1965, Jamaica, West Indies, moving to Canada at age seven, then New York as a teenager) was the creative force behind these New York-based hip-hop innovators, a multi-instrumental talent whose knowledge of electronics was central to the band’s sound. That sound, electro in its purest form as suggested by the band’s n Read more

Salt 'N Pepa - 73% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

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

Eric B. & Rakim - 68% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

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

DJ Kool - 66% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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Vanilla Ice - 66% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

Genres: Pop / Rock Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Robert Van Winkle, 31 October 1968, Miami Lakes, Florida, USA. Controversial white rapper who borrowed liberally from M.C. Hammer’s blueprint for commercial success, and scored a UK/US number 1 with ‘Ice Ice Baby’ (15 million worldwide sales). Just as Hammer utilized easily recognisable rock/pop classics to underpin his rhymes, Ice used the same technique in r Read more

Skee-Lo - 65% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

Genres: Urban & Rap
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LL Cool J - 63% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

Genres: Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sir Mix-A-Lot - 62% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

Genres: Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Ray, 12 August 1963, USA. Seattle based MC and producer Sir Mix-A-Lot broke with ‘Posse On Broadway’, a statement of intent released on his own label in 1986, which went on to sell over a million copies. Further crossover success arrived with rap’s second great rock/rap coalition: a cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Iron Man’, performed in conju Read more

Whodini - 62% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brooklyn, New York-based rappers who, from their formation in 1982, pioneered the commercial rap/rock crossover, while many also cite their earliest recordings as precursors to the ‘New Jack Swing’ movement. Whodini are rappers Jalil Hutchins (30 November 1963) and Ecstasy (b. John Fletcher, 7 June 1964), backed from 1986 by talented old school DJ, Grandmaster Dee Read more

Grandmaster Flash - 61% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Funk R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s
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Boogie Down Productions - 58% match to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock

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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