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Kool Moe Dee - 92% match to Whodini

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mohandas DeWese, 8 August 1962, Harlem, New York, USA. Once of original rap pioneers Treacherous Three, Kool Moe Dee carved a solo career bracing his old school style against the more urbane concerns of the new wave. He originally started rapping in his native Harlem by grabbing the mic at house parties, soon hooking up with his Treacherous colleagues L.A. Sunshine and Speci Read more

Fat Boys - 71% match to Whodini

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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From the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, the Fat Boys were originally known as the Disco 3, before deciding to trade in the appellation in exchange for something more gimmicky. The bulk of their material dealt with just that, emphasising their size, and did little to avert the widely held perception of them as a novelty act. The trio consisted of Darren ‘The Human Bea Read more

MC Shan - 61% match to Whodini

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Heavy D & The Boyz - 52% match to Whodini

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Kid 'N Play - 51% match to Whodini

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Among rap’s most innocuous outfits, Kid ‘N Play came to light in 1988 through an album that to date represents their best work; and typified their happy-go-lucky, cartoon style. So much so that the group was offered their own cartoon series, following their appearance in House Party (Kid ‘N Play’s Funhouse is a spin-off from the film, including actual dialog Read more

Kurtis Blow - 51% match to Whodini

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kurt Walker, 9 August 1959, Harlem, New York, USA. A producer and rap pioneer who had one of the genre’s earliest hits with ‘Christmas Rappin’ in 1979, written for him by J.B. Ford and Billboard journalist Robert Ford Jnr. Blow had previously studied vocal performance at the High School Of Music and Art at the City College of New York. Afterwards, he began wor Read more

Man Parrish - 45% match to Whodini

Genres: Dance
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One of the earliest hip-hop acts who broke through in 1983 with ‘Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop)’. His only other UK hit was ‘Boogie Down (Bronx)’ in 1985. However, his biggest slice of success came in 1987 through a joint venture with Man 2 Man, ‘Male Stripper’. After heavy exposure in gay clubs, it rose to number 4 in the UK. Read more

Spoonie Gee - 43% match to Whodini

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gabe Jackson, Harlem, New York, USA. Spoonie-Gee was so-called because he only ever ate with that utensil when he was a child. As a youngster he proved adept at poetry, and was often to be found hanging out at the Rooftop Club, where early DJs like DJ Hollywood and Brucie B held sway. His recording career began at Enjoy Records, whose owner, Bobby Robinson, was his uncle. Hi Read more

MC Lyte - 41% match to Whodini

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lana Moorer, 11 October 1970, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, but raised in Brooklyn. The daughter of First Priority boss Nat Robinson, and sister to the Audio Two brothers, Lyte began her career in fine style with the 45 ‘I Cram To Understand U (Sam)’, released when she was still a teenager. The story told of personal deceit in a relationship, the narrator u Read more

Mantronix - 34% match to Whodini

Genres: Dance
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

Schoolly D - 32% match to Whodini

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Jesse B. Weaver Jnr., Baltimore, Philadelphia, USA. Posturing street rapper who, together with his DJ Code Money (b. Lance Allen, USA), was an early pioneer of gangsta rap, a format that featured an abundance of violence and vendettas, and the glorification of the MC’s personal armoury. Allied to the usual sexual declamation, it was a limited world view but a partially Read more

Marley Marl - 28% match to Whodini

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Marlon Williams, 30 September 1962, Queens, New York, USA. Widely revered for his considerable production skills, notably for his cousin MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Roxanne Shanté and Biz Markie, Marl’s work is inhabited by a spirit of accessible, old school gusto. He has been widely congratulated for his innovative sampling techniques, using the SP1200 o Read more

The Time - 26% match to Whodini

Genres: Funk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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This Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA-based funk outfit enjoyed a string of inventive hits in the early 80s that, for verve, style, and wit, often matched the output of their mentor Prince. Flamboyant singer Morris Day (Springfield, Illinois, USA) played drums in Prince’s junior high school band, Grand Central. After several years on the local R&B circuit he hooked up wi Read more

Biz Markie - 25% match to Whodini

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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Digital Underground - 24% match to Whodini

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This rap crew was among the genre’s most faithful advocates of the style of funk created by the likes of Parliament and Funkadelic. The unit was formed in the mid-80s in Oakland, California by Shock-G (Gregory E. Jacobs, 25 August 1963, USA; keyboards/vocals) and Chopmaster J (samples/percussion). Other key members included DJ Fuze (b. David Elliot, 8 October 1970, Syra Read more


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