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Common - 70% match to Talib Kweli

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

Pharoahe Monch - 61% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Mos Def - 58% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
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The Roots - 54% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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Hi-Tek - 53% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Nas - 48% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, 14 September 1973, Long Island, New York, USA. From the tough Queensbridge housing projects which brought the world Marley Marl, MC Shan and Intelligent Hoodlum, Nas made his name as a highly skilled rapper with the double whammy of 1994’s Illmatic and 1996’s It Was Written, albums whose music was crafted with a degree of subtlety and fore Read more

Nasty Nas - 48% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Dilated Peoples - 47% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Originally formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, during 1992, this hip-hop crew comprises DJ Babu and MCs Evidence and Rakaa aka Iriscience. The two MCs first met through freestyle sessions at the Hip Hop Shop. They eventually united with turntablist DJ Babu, a former member of the remix/dance act the Beat Junkies, appearing on their 1997 debut, World Famous Beat Junkies: Vol Read more

Lupe Fiasco - 46% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, 17 February 1982, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This Chicago-based rapper made his national breakthrough in 2006 after over five years on the sidelines, with a major factor in his success his friendship with the ubiquitous Kanye West.Rapping from an early age, he adopted his unusual stage moniker from a childhood nickname and made his Read more

Murs - 46% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Skyzoo - 46% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Fashawn - 45% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Slum Village - 44% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originating from the Conant Gardens section of Detroit, Michigan, USA, the rap outfit Slum Village first came together during the mid-90s. The group originally comprised rhymers Muhammed Baatin and T-3, plus producer J Dilla aka Jay Dee (James Yancey, 7 February 1974, USA, d. 10 February 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA). The latter had previously worked with Pharcyde, A T Read more

KRS-One - 40% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lawrence Krisna Parker, 20 August 1965, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. The kingpin of Boogie Down Productions and a genuine hip-hop pioneer, at the peak of his career in the late 80s and early 90s KRS-One’s standing was reflected not only in terms of his music, but also his lecture tours of the USA, appearing at Yale, Harvard, and countless other institutions Read more

J-Live - 39% match to Talib Kweli

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jean-Jacques Cadet, 1976, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Hip-hop artist J-Live is probably better equipped at rhymes and raps than the average performer as he is a former junior high school English teacher. He began rapping at the age of 12, eventually attending college and interning at Rawshack Records simultaneously. Paying the bills with his aforementioned teaching job, J-Live Read more


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