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Man Parrish - 59% match to Mantronix

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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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

LL Cool J - 37% match to Mantronix

Genres: Urban & Rap Television Comedy Action & Adventure Drama Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Sports & Recreation Horror Kids & Family Documentaries Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kurtis Blow - 36% match to Mantronix

Genres: Urban & Rap Musicals & The Arts R&B / Soul
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

MC Shan - 33% match to Mantronix

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Whodini - 33% match to Mantronix

Genres: Urban & Rap R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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 Read more

Big Daddy Kane - 32% match to Mantronix

Genres: Urban & Rap Music Videos & Concerts Mystery / Thriller Comedy Documentaries Urban & Rap Westerns
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

Eric B. & Rakim - 32% match to Mantronix

Genres: Urban & Rap R&B / Soul
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

Boogie Down Productions - 28% match to Mantronix

Genres: 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

Ultramagnetic MC's - 27% match to Mantronix

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Bronx, New York, USA-based four-piece rap troupe incorporated the best traditions of jazz and funk in their polished, rhythmic style. Having worked with Boogie Down Productions’ KRS-One among many others, the Ultramagnetic MC’s earned their reputation at the forefront of rap, pioneering the use of the sampler in hip-hop. They comprised Maurice Smith (aka Moe Love Read more

EPMD - 23% match to Mantronix

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

Fat Boys - 23% match to Mantronix

Genres: Urban & Rap Comedy Musicals & The Arts
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

Afrika Bambaataa - 22% match to Mantronix

Genres: Documentaries Urban & Rap Dance
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

Black Sheep - 21% match to Mantronix

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Rap duo comprising Andre ‘Dres’ Titus (Sanford, North Carolina, USA) and William ‘Mista Lawnge’ McLean (b. 11 December 1970, Sanford, North Carolina, USA), who are based in the Bronx, New York, though they actually met in North Carolina in 1983. Titus’ father, an army officer, was stationed there, while McLean’s mother had relocated to the state Read more

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - 20% match to Mantronix

Genres: Urban & Rap Pop / Rock
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

Grandmaster Flash - 20% match to Mantronix

Genres: Urban & Rap Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s
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