Genres: R&B / Soul Urban
Decades: 2000s


Eamon Doyle, 1984, Staten Island, New York, USA. Foul language and misogynistic lyrics is nothing new to hip-hop, but Eamon somehow manages to take it all to a whole new extreme. Raised in New York City, Eamon first developed an interest in music via his father, who sang with a doo-wop group on the side, and would let his young son sometimes sit in and vocalise. Soon afterwards, Eamon became interested in rap and it did not take long for him to start work with other musicians on projects that did not always reflect hip-hop interests (namely, a Hanson like pop group that he briefly found himself a member of). Deciding to blend the smoothness of R&B with hip-hop, Eamon created a style that he referred to as ho wop, even though artists such as R. Kelly had been specializing in a similar style for years beforehand. A recording contract with Jive Records followed, which led to the release of his brazen debut single, ‘Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)’, in...

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