Whodini

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Descriptive "tags": hip-hop old school rap 80s hip hop old school rap electro Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

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 (b. Drew Carter, 12 June 1962). The latter won his reputation for being able to scratch with almost every conceivable part of his anatomy. Prominent in hip-hop circles since the earliest days of the movement, he had formerly worked the decks behind The Devastating Two Emcees (a female duo) and the Jazzy Four. More recently he became a convert to Louis Farakhan’s Nation Of Islam movement. Generally Whodini’s subject matter never wavered too greatly from, reasonably gentlemanly, references to the opposite sex. Their debut release, ‘Magic’s Wand’ (a tribute to the DJ of the...

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