Soul II Soul
|Genres:||Dance R&B / Soul Urban|
|Tags:||soul 80s funk rnb pop dance|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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This highly successful UK rap, soul and R&B outfit originally consisted of Jazzie B (Beresford Romeo, 26 January 1963, London, England; rapper), Nellee Hooper (b. Bristol, Avon, England; musical arranger) and Philip Daddae Harvey (multi-instrumentalist). The early definition of the group was uncomplicated: Its a sound system, an organisation (which) came together to build upon making careers for people who had been less fortunate within the musical and artistic realms. The name Soul II Soul was first used to describe Jazzie B and Harveys company supplying disc jockeys and PA systems to dance music acts. They also held a number of warehouse raves, particularly at Paddington Dome, near Kings Cross, London, before setting up their own venue. There they met Hooper, formerly of Bristols Wild Bunch sound system which evolved into Massive Attack. Joining forces, they took up a residency at Covent Gardens African Centre...