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112  

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The first R&B vocal group to be promoted by Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs ’ Bad Boy stable, 112 was formed in the mid-90s by Quinnes ‘Q’ Parker (b. 24 March 1976 ...
Arista Records

Arista Records  

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Masterminded by founder and driving force Clive Davis (b. 4 April 1932, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA), Arista Records established itself as one of the top half-dozen labels ...
Ashanti

Ashanti  

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B. Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, 13 October 1980, Glen Cove, New York, USA. For urban R&B singer Ashanti it has been a case of third time lucky. Her honey-toned voice and ...
Big Punisher

Big Punisher  

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B. Christopher Rios, 9 November 1971, Bronx, New York City, USA, d. 7 February 2000, White Plains, New York City, New York, USA. This rapper of Puerto Rican descent, who ...
Black Rob

Black Rob  

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B. Robert Ross, New York, USA. Alongside the accident-prone Shyne, New York, USA-based rapper Black Rob was heralded as the new saviour of Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs ’ Bad Boy Entertainment ...
Carl Thomas

Carl Thomas  

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B. 15 June 1972, Aurora, Chicago, Illinois, USA. One of the few soul singers to gain release on Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs ’ hip-hop dominated Bad Boy label, Thomas earned critical ...
Clive Davis

Clive Davis  

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B. 4 April 1932, Brooklyn, New York, USA. After attending New York University and Harvard Law School, Davis joined the Roseman Colin law firm and then CBS Records as a ...
Cormega

Cormega  

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B. Cory McKay, Queensbridge, New York City, New York, USA. During the 90s, it seemed as if it was mandatory for rappers to have an arch rival that they battled ...
Daz Dillinger

Daz Dillinger  

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B. Delmar Arnaud, 25 May 1973, Long Beach, California, USA. Formerly known as Dat Nigga Daz, Dillinger made his name as a rapper and producer with Death Row Records in ...
Death Row Records

Death Row Records  

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For a short time in the mid-90s Death Row was rap’s most successful record company. The label was formed in 1991 by Dr. Dre (b. André Romell Young, 18 February ...
DJ Premier

DJ Premier  

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B. Christopher Martin, 21 March 1966, Houston, Texas, USA. The musical foundation of Gang Starr, DJ Premier also became one of hip-hop’s most respected producers and remixers in his own ...
Faith Evans

Faith Evans  

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B. 10 June 1973, Lakeland, Florida, USA. Most famous for having been married to hardcore rapper the Notorious B.I.G., R&B singer Faith Evans originally rose to prominence by singing background ...
Funkmaster Flex

Funkmaster Flex  

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B. Aston Taylor, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. One of New York’s most prominent hip-hop DJs thanks to his appearances on the Hot 97FM show, the number ...
Guerilla Black

Guerilla Black  

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B. Charles Tony Williamson, 23 June 1977, Chicago, Illinois, USA. West coast rapper Guerilla Black spent part of his childhood in Mississippi before moving with his family to California, where ...
Jagged Edge (R&B)

Jagged Edge (R&B)  

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This urban R&B vocal quartet from Atlanta, Georgia, USA almost signed a recording contract with Michael Bivins, a former member of their idols New Edition, but after the contract fell ...
Jay-Z

Jay-Z  

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B. Shawn Corey Carter, 4 December 1969, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Carter was a school friend of the Notorious B.I.G. He first started releasing ...
Junior M.A.F.I.A.

Junior M.A.F.I.A.  

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This early 90s rap collective, whose title actually stands for Junior Masters At Finding Intelligent Attitudes, featured four acts from the Brooklyn, New York, USA area - MC Klepto, the ...
Kelly Price

Kelly Price  

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B. 4 April 1973, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. Price, like many of the legendary soul singers to whom she is often compared, developed her musical talents in ...
Life After Death (Notorious B.I.G. album)

Life After Death (Notorious B.I.G. album)  

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Fabulous arrangements, thoughtful samples and production by Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs make this ambitious double CD easy on the ear. Notorious B.I.G. had a hip-hop voice that never grated; in fact ...
Lil' Kim

Lil' Kim  

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B. Kimberly Jones, 11 July 1975, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Having survived some time on the streets as a teenager, the diminutive Lil’ Kim was aided by ...

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