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Fat Boys - 100% 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

Kurtis Blow - 84% match to Whodini

Genres: Urban & Rap 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

Boogie Down Productions - 67% match to Whodini

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

Biz Markie - 59% match to Whodini

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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Big Daddy Kane - 56% match to Whodini

Genres: Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Antonio M. Hardy, 10 September 1968, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Self-styled ‘black gentleman vampire’, whose KANE moniker is an acronym for King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal. Kane followed his cousin into hip-hop by rapping in front of a beatbox for his first shows on Long Island, New York. Aided by his DJ Mr Cee, he has released several albums of laconic, fully reali Read more

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - 53% match to Whodini

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

LL Cool J - 53% match to Whodini

Genres: Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Will Smith - 53% match to Whodini

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

Grandmaster Flash - 52% match to Whodini

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Funk R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s
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EPMD - 50% match to Whodini

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Erick Sermon (25 November 1968, Bayshore, Long Island, New York City, New York, USA) and Parrish Smith (b. 13 May 1968, Brentwood, Long Island, New York, USA) are two rappers who did much to revitalize a flagging rap scene with an early outburst of controlled creative energy, Unfinished Business. Taking samples from rock sources such as Steve Miller, as well as underground d Read more

Eric B. & Rakim - 50% match to Whodini

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

Mantronix - 48% match to Whodini

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

Slick Rick - 48% match to Whodini

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Afrika Bambaataa - 46% match to Whodini

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kevin Donovan, 10 April 1960, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. His name deriving from that of a nineteenth-century Zulu chief, translating as ‘Chief Affection’, Bambaataa was the founding father of New York’s Zulu Nation. The name was inspired by the movie Zulu, starring Michael Caine, and the code of honour and bravery of its black participants. A loo Read more

The Sugarhill Gang - 46% match to Whodini

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Funk Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Englewood, New Jersey, USA troupe, whose ‘Rapper’s Delight’ was hip-hop’s breakthrough single and paved the way for the mainstream success of rap music in the 80s. They gave the music an identity and a calling card in the first line of the song: ‘A hip-hop, The hi-be, To the hi-be, The hip-hip-hop, You don’t stop rockin’. Master G (Guy O Read more


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