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A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip-hop collective formed in 1985 and originally composed of MC and main producer Q-Tip,.
Afrika Bambaataa (born Lance Taylor; April 17, 1957) is an American disc jockey, singer, songwriter and producer from the South Bronx, New York.
Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history that explores the developing intersection of African/African Diaspora culture with technology.
Aftermath Entertainment is an American record label founded by hip hop producer and rapper Dr. Dre.
Akinyele Adams (born September 14, 1970), better known by the mononym Akinyele, is an American rapper known for his sexually explicit lyrics, including his 1996 underground radio hit "Put It in Your Mouth".
All Hail the Queen is the debut album by hip hop artist Queen Latifah, released on November 28, 1989, under Tommy Boy Records.
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted is the debut studio album by American rapper Ice Cube.
Aquemini is the third studio album by American hip hop duo Outkast.
B-Boy Records was an important independent hip hop record label formed by Jack Allen and William Kamarra in 1986, and situated at 132nd Street and Cypress Avenue in the Bronx, New York City.
Bad Boy Records (also known as Bad Boy Entertainment) is an American record label founded in 1993 by Sean Combs.
The Beastie Boys were an American rap rock band from New York City, formed in 1979.
Beatboxing (also beat boxing or b-boxing) is a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of mimicking drum machines (typically a TR-808), using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice.
Big Apple Rappin': The Early Days of Hip-Hop Culture in New York City 1979–1982 is a compilation released on Soul Jazz Records.
Antonio Hardy (born September 10, 1968), better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap collective the Juice Crew.
Marcel Theo Hall (born April 8, 1964), better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapper, beatboxer, DJ, actor, comedian, reality television personality and commercial spokesperson.
Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde is the debut album of American hip hop group The Pharcyde, released on November 24, 1992 through Delicious Vinyl Records.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is an American hip hop group.
Boogie Down Productions was a hip hop group, originally composed of KRS-One, D-Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock.
Brand Nubian is an American hip hop group from New Rochelle, New York, composed of three emcees: Grand Puba, Sadat X and Lord Jamar, and formerly two DJs: DJ Alamo and DJ Sincere.
In popular music, a break is an instrumental or percussion section during a song derived from or related to stop-time – being a "break" from the main parts of the song or piece.
Breaking Atoms is the debut album of Canadian/American hip hop group Main Source, released July 23, 1991 on Wild Pitch Records.
Capitol Records, Inc. is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint.
Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies is a book by music journalist Brian Coleman that covers the making of 36 classic hip hop albums, based on interviews with the artists who created them, also providing a track-by-track breakdown for each album entirely in the words of the artists.
Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), known professionally as Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer.
Cold Chillin' Records was a record label that released music during the golden age of hip hop from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.
Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper, actor, poet, and film producer.
Complex is an American New York-based media platform for youth culture which was founded as a bi-monthly magazine by fashion designer Marc (Ecko) Milecofsky.
Compton is a city in southern Los Angeles County, California, United States, situated south of downtown Los Angeles.
Criminal Minded is the debut studio album by hip hop music group Boogie Down Productions, released on March 3, 1987 by B-Boy Records.
Critical Beatdown is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Ultramagnetic MCs, released on October 4, 1988, by Next Plateau Records.
Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California.
Cypress Hill is the eponymous debut studio album by the American hip hop group Cypress Hill, released on August 13, 1991 by Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records.
David Toop (born 5 May 1949) is an English musician, author, and professor and chair of audio culture and improvisation at the London College of Communication.
De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York.
De La Soul Is Dead is De La Soul's second full-length album, which was released on May 14, 1991.
Death Row Records (formerly Future Shock Entertainment and Tha Row Records) was an American record label founded in 1991 by Suge Knight, The D.O.C, and Dr. Dre.
Def Jam Recordings is an American record label focused predominantly on hip hop and urban music, owned by Universal Music Group (UMG).
Delicious Vinyl is an American independent record label founded by Matt Dike and Michael Ross in 1987 and based in Los Angeles, California.
Earl Simmons (born December 18, 1970), known professionally as DMX, is an American rapper and actor.
Doggystyle is the debut studio album by American rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg.
Done by the Forces of Nature is the second studio album by American hip hop group Jungle Brothers, released on November 7, 1989 by Warner Bros. Records.
Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), better known by his stage name Dr.
East Oakland is the southeastern suburb of Oakland, California, United States, and takes up the largest portion of the city's land area.
Ego Trip was a hip hop magazine started in New York City in 1994.
Egyptology (from Egypt and Greek -λογία, -logia. علم المصريات) is the study of ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion, architecture and art from the 5th millennium BC until the end of its native religious practices in the 4th century AD.
Electro (or electro-funk).
Elektra Records is an American major record label owned by Warner Music Group, founded in 1950 by Jac Holzman and Paul Rickolt.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor.
Enjoy Records was a record label owned and operated by Bobby Robinson from 1962 through the mid-1980s, and was run out of his record shop at 125th Street and 8th Ave.
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is the debut studio album by the American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, released November 9, 1993, on Loud Records and distributed through RCA Records.
EPMD is an American Hip Hop group from Brentwood, New York.
Eric B. & Rakim are a hip hop duo formed in Long Island, New York, in 1986, composed of Eric B. (born Eric Barrier) and MC Rakim (born William Michael Griffin Jr.). AllMusic wrote that "during rap's so-called golden age in the late '80s, Eric B. & Rakim were almost universally recognized as the premier DJ/MC team in all of hip-hop." Tom Terrell of NPR called them "the most influential DJ/MC combo in contemporary pop music period," while the editors of About.com ranked them as No.
Fear of a Black Planet is the third studio album by American hip hop group Public Enemy.
First Priority Music (FPM) was an American hip hop record label of the late 1980s and early 1990s, which has diversified and found success in recent years with releases in contemporary R&B and country music genres, among others.
The Five-Percent Nation, sometimes referred to as NGE or NOGE, the Nation of Gods and Earths, or the Five Percenters, is a movement founded in 1964 in the Harlem section of the borough of Manhattan, New York City, by a former member of the Nation of Islam (NOI), Clarence 13X, who was named Clarence Edward Smith at birth, and who ultimately came to be known as Allah the Father.
William Jonathan Drayton Jr. (born March 16, 1959), better known by his stage name Flavor Flav, is an American musician, rapper, actor, television personality, and comedian who rose to prominence as a member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy.
Fresh Records is was a New York City-based independent record label that operated from 1985 to 1992.
Fugees (sometimes The Fugees; formerly Tranzlator Crew) was an American hip hop group who rose to fame in the early-1990s.
Go-go is a popular music subgenre associated with funk that originated in the Washington, D.C., area during the mid-60s to late-70s.
Go-Go Crankin (also titled as Go-Go Crankin': Paint the White House Black) is a compilation album originally released in 1985.
Goin' Off is the debut studio album by American hip hop musician Biz Markie.
Theodore Livingston (born March 5, 1963), better known as Grand Wizzard Theodore, is an American hip hop DJ.
Curtis Fisher (born April 18, 1961), better known by his stage name Grandmaster Caz, is an American rapper, songwriter and DJ.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
O'Shea Jackson Sr. (born June 15, 1969), known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, writer and actor.
Tracy Lauren Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, record executive, record producer, and author.
Illmatic is the debut studio album by American rapper Nas.
Island Records is a British-Jamaican record label that operates as a division of Universal Music Group (UMG).
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is the second studio album by American hip hop group Public Enemy, released on June 28, 1988, by Def Jam Recordings.
It Was Written is the second studio album by American rapper Nas, released July 2, 1996 on Columbia Records in the United States.
It's a Beat Wave is the debut album by American electro group Warp 9.
It's Dark and Hell Is Hot is the debut studio album by American rapper DMX.
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969) known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur.
Jeff Chang is an American journalist and music critic on hip hop music and culture.
James Bromley Spicer, better known by his stage name Jimmy Spicer, is an American hip hop recording artist who released a number of old school rap singles during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Jive Records was an American record label under the RCA Music Group formed in 1981 by Zomba Records. Formerly headquartered in New York City, the label was best known for a string of successes with hip hop artists in the 1980s, and also in teen pop and boy bands during the 1990s and early 2000s. Jive Records operated as an independently managed label until 2003, when Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) acquired the remainder of its parent company Zomba for US $2.74 billion, which at the time was the largest-ever acquisition of an independent label with major-label distribution.
Jungle Brothers are an American hip hop group composed of Michael Small (Mike Gee), Nathaniel Hall (Afrika Baby Bam), and Sammy Burwell (DJ Sammy B).
Justin Smith (born January 8, 1978), better known as Just Blaze, is an American hip hop record producer from Paterson, New Jersey who attended Rutgers University for three years before dropping out to pursue his musical career.
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.
LaFace Records was an American record label based in Atlanta, Georgia that operated as a unit of Sony Music Entertainment from 2008 to 2011 and was historically a part of Bertelsmann Music Group from 1989 to 2004.
Large Professor is the stage name of William Paul Mitchell (born March 21, 1973), at Allmusic.com an American hip hop rapper and record producer also known as Large Pro and Extra P. Based in New York City, he is known as a founding member of the underground hip hop group Main Source and as mentor and frequent collaborator of Nas.
Lauryn Noelle Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress.
Licensed to Ill is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Beastie Boys.
"Light Years Away" is the second single by the hip hop group, Warp 9, released in 1983.
This is a list of best-selling albums in the United States of the Nielsen SoundScan era.
James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), known professionally as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York.
Long Live the Kane is the debut album by MC Big Daddy Kane, released by Cold Chillin' Records on June 28, 1988.
Looking for the Perfect Beat: 1980–1985 is a compilation album by hip hop musician Afrika Bambaataa.
Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur.
Lyte as a Rock is the debut album of American rapper MC Lyte.
Main Source was a Canadian/American hip hop group based in New York City/Toronto, composed of Toronto DJs and producers, Sir Scratch and K-Cut, and Queens MC and producer Large Professor.
Mantronix was an influential 1980s hip hop and electro funk music group from New York City.
Marlon Williams (born September 30, 1962), better known by his stage name Marley Marl, is an American DJ, record producer, rapper and record label founder, primarily operating in hip hop music.
MC Lyte (born Lana Michelle Moorer; October 11, 1970) is an American rapper who first gained fame in the late 1980s, becoming the first solo female rapper to release a full album with 1988's critically acclaimed Lyte as a Rock.
Meet Me at the Go-Go is a compilation album originally released on July 7, 2003.
Melody Maker was a British weekly music magazine, one of the world's earliest music weeklies, and—according to its publisher IPC Media—the earliest.
Midnight Marauders is the third studio album by American hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, released on November 9, 1993, by Jive Records.
Mixmag is a British electronic dance and clubbing magazine, published in London, England.
Mobb Deep was an American hip hop music duo from Queens, New York.
N.W.A (an abbreviation for Niggaz Wit Attitudes) was an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California.
Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur.
The new school of hip hop was a movement in hip hop music starting 1983–84 with the early records of Run–D.M.C. and LL Cool J. Like the hip hop preceding it, it came predominantly from New York City.
Next Plateau Entertainment (formerly Next Plateau Records) is an American record label that currently operates in association with Universal Republic Records.
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.
"Nunk" (also known as "Nunk (New Wave Funk)") the first single by the group Warp 9, released on Prism Records in 1982, was written and produced by Lotti Golden and Richard Scher.
Old-school hip hop (also spelled old skool) is a term describes the earliest commercially recorded hip hop music.
One for All is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Brand Nubian, released on December 4, 1990 by Elektra Records.
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... is the solo debut album of American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, released on August 1, 1995, by Loud Records and RCA Records.
Organized Konfusion (OK) is an alternative hip hop duo from Queens, New York.
Outkast (stylized as OutKast) is an American hip hop duo formed in 1991 in East Point, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton.
P-Funk (also spelled P Funk or P. Funk) is the repertoire and performers associated with George Clinton.
Paid in Full is the debut album of American hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, released on July 7, 1987, by Island-subsidiary label 4th & B'way Records.
Paul's Boutique is the second studio album by the American hip hop group Beastie Boys, released on July 25, 1989, on Capitol Records.
People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm is the debut album by alternative hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, released on April 17, 1990 on Jive Records.
Peter Shapiro is a freelance music journalist, who has written for Spin, URB, Music Week, Uncut, Vibe, The Wire and The Times.
Priority Records is an American distribution company and record label known for artists including N.W.A, Ice-T, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Silkk the Shocker and Westside Connection.
Profile Records is a record label that specialized in urban-oriented music such as hip hop.
Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord, and the S1W group.
Errol Eduardo Bedward, better known by his stage name Pumpkin was a musician, percussionist and band leader.
Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, and producer.
Radio is the debut studio album by American rapper LL Cool J. It was on November 18, 1985, by Def Jam Recordings and was the record label's first full-length album release.
Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970), better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Raising Hell is the third album by hip hop group Run-DMC.
Rap-A-Lot is a Houston hip hop record label that was created in 1986.
Ready to Die is the debut studio album by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., released on September 13, 1994 by Bad Boy and Arista Records.
Reasonable Doubt is the debut studio album by American rapper Jay-Z. It was released on June 25, 1996, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Priority Records.
Reginald "Reggie" Noble (born April 17, 1970), better known by his stage name Redman, is an American rapper, DJ, record producer, and actor.
Relativity Records, often self-identified as Relativity, was an American record label founded by Barry Kobrin at the site of his company, Important Record Distributors (IRD) in metro New York.
Resurrection is the second studio album by American rapper Common Sense, released on October 4, 1994 by Relativity Records.
Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty record label and production company founded in 1978.
Roc-A-Fella Records was an American record label founded by Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter, Damon "Dame" Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke in 1995.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Ruffhouse Records is an American record label founded in 1989 by Chris Schwartz and Joe Nicolo as a joint venture with Columbia Records.
Rufus C. Thomas, Jr. (March 26, 1917 – December 15, 2001) was an American rhythm-and-blues, funk, soul and blues singer, songwriter, dancer, DJ and comic entertainer from Memphis, Tennessee.
Run-DMC was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell.
Run–D.M.C. is the debut studio album of American hip hop group Run–D.M.C..
Ruthless Records is an American record label, founded by Eazy-E and Jerry Heller.
Sanctuary Records Group Limited is a record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of BMG Rights Management.
Brad Terrence Jordan (born November 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper and music producer.
Jesse Bonds Weaver, Jr. (born June 22, 1962), better known by the stage name Schoolly D (sometimes spelled Schooly D), is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Schoolly D is the self-titled debut album by rapper Schoolly D. The album was originally released on Schoolly D records in 1985 and in 1990 on Jive Records, and was produced by Schoolly D and DJ Code Money.
Richard Martin Lloyd Walters (born January 14, 1965); better known as Slick Rick, Rick The Ruler and MC Ricky D, is a British-born American rapper.
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, television personality and actor.
Soul Jazz Records is a British record label based in London.
Souls of Mischief is a hip hop group from Oakland, California, that is also part of the hip hop collective Hieroglyphics.
Spin is an American music magazine founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. The magazine stopped running in print in 2012 and currently runs as a webzine.
Gabriel Jackson (born May 27, 1963), better known by his stage name Spoonie Gee is one of the earliest rap artists, and one of the few rap artists to release records in the 1970s.
Duane Hughes, better known by his stage name Spyder D, is a former professional old-school rapper and producer from New York City.
Stones Throw Records is an American independent record label based in Los Angeles, California.
Straight out the Jungle is the debut album from hip hop group Jungle Brothers.
Straight Outta Compton is the debut studio album by American hip hop group N.W.A, released August 8, 1988, on group member Eazy-E's record label Ruthless Records.
Stress: The Extinction Agenda is the second full-length album by Queens hip hop duo Organized Konfusion, released on August 16, 1994, on Hollywood BASIC.
Strictly Business is the debut album by golden age hip-hop duo EPMD.
Clarence "Terry" Ronnie Keaton (born September 16, 1961), known by the stage name T La Rock, is an American old-school emcee best known for his collaboration with Def Jam Recordings co-founder Rick Rubin and the 1984 single "It's Yours." He disappeared from the hip hop scene after a traumatic brain injury in 1994, but as of 2008, he was back on stage.
That's My Beat is a compilation album by hip hop–electro funk musician, Kurtis Mantronik and features tracks selected by Mantronik and cited as influences to his work with his hip hop/electro funk group Mantronix.
The Blueprint is the sixth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released on September 11, 2001, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings.
The Bridge Wars was a hip hop rivalry during the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s, that arose from a dispute over the true birthplace of hip hop music and retaliation over the rejecting of a record for airplay.
The Chronic is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist Dr. Dre.
The Cold Crush Brothers are an American hip hop group that formed in 1978 in the Bronx, New York City, New York.
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (commonly shortened to The 7 Day Theory or Makaveli) is the fifth studio album by American rapper Tupac Shakur.
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick is the debut album by hip hop recording artist Slick Rick, released in 1988.
The Infamous (stylized as The Infamous...) is the second studio album by the American hip hop duo Mobb Deep.
The Low End Theory is the second studio album by American hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, released on September 24, 1991, by Jive Records.
The Marshall Mathers LP is the third studio album by American rapper Eminem, released on May 23, 2000 by Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the debut solo album by American singer and rapper Lauryn Hill.
Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), known professionally as The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was an American rapper.
The Pharcyde (pronounced "far side") is an American alternative hip hop group, formed in 1989, from South Central Los Angeles.
The Score is the second and final studio album by the hip hop trio Fugees, released worldwide February 13, 1996 on Columbia Records.
The Slim Shady LP is the second studio album and major-label debut by American rapper Eminem, released on February 23, 1999 by Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.
The Source is a United States-based monthly full-color magazine covering hip-hop music, politics, and culture, founded in 1988.
The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop group.
The Third Unheard: Connecticut Hip Hop 1979–1983 is a compilation of old school Hip Hop music from Connecticut, a place not generally known for its rap music scene.
The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.
To The East, Blackwards is the debut studio album by American hip hop group X Clan, released on April 24, 1990, by 4th & B'way Records and Island Records.
Tommy Boy Music is an American independent record label founded in 1981 by Tom Silverman.
Tuff City Records is a New York-based record label founded by journalist Aaron Fuchs in 1981.
Tupac Amaru Shakur (born Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names Tupac, 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor.
Ultimate Breaks and Beats (also commonly abbreviated as UBB) was a series of 25 compilation albums released from 1986 to 1991 by Street Beat Records edited by "BreakBeat Lou" Flores.
The Ultramagnetic MCs is an American hip hop group based in Bronx, New York.
"Walk This Way" is a song by the American hard-rock band Aerosmith.
Warp 9, was a science-fiction-themed electro-funk and hip hop trio, best known for its influential singles "Nunk," "Light Years Away," and "Beat Wave," which ranked among the most iconic groups of the electro hip hop era.
Whut? Thee Album is the debut studio album by American rapper Redman; it was released on September 22, 1992 by Def Jam Recordings and Chaos Recordings, a dimension of Columbia Records.
Wild Pitch Records was a hip hop record label started in 1987 by Stuart Fine that was eventually distributed by EMI.
Wild Style is an American 1983 hip hop film produced by Charlie Ahearn.
Paul Winley Records Inc. (more commonly credited as Winley Records) was a doo-wop record label founded in 1956 that in 1979 became one of the earliest hip hop labels.
Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group from Staten Island, New York City, originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa.
X Clan (formerly stylized as XCLAN and often incorrectly spelled X-Clan) is a hip hop group from Brooklyn, New York, originally consisting of Grand Verbalizer Funkin' Lesson Brother J, Professor X the Overseer, Paradise the Architect, and Sugar Shaft the Rhythm Provider.
Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band formed in Tokyo in 1978 by Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals).
Zapp (also known as the Zapp Band or Zapp & Roger) is an American funk band that emerged from Dayton, Ohio, in 1977.
3 Feet High and Rising is the debut studio album by American hip hop trio De La Soul.
4th & B'way Records (pronounced and spelled out completely as Fourth and Broadway Records in the UK) was a US-based subsidiary of Island Records that specialized in street-oriented music such as hip hop.
93 'til Infinity is the debut album by Souls of Mischief.