105 relations: AllMusic, America Is Dying Slowly, Apathy (rapper), Army of the Pharaohs, Big Daddy Kane, Big L, Billboard Hot 100, Biz Markie, Bon Appetit (album), Brooklyn, Buckwild, Buckwild: Diggin' in the Crates, Bushwick, Brooklyn, Celph Titled, Chubb Rock, Clockers (film), Cormega, Cotton swab, Crooklyn Dodgers, Da Beatminerz, Detroit, Diamond D, Diggin' in the Crates Crew, DJ EFN, DJ Muggs, DJ Premier, EMI, Fat Joe, FFRR Records, First Family 4 Life, Freddie Foxxx, Gabrielle (singer), Guru (rapper), Hidden Gems, Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings, Hip hop music, Ill Bill, Inspectah Deck, Interscope Records, Jay-Z, Jeru the Damaja, Jewelz, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, Killa Sin, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, Large Professor, Lord Finesse, Lordz of Brooklyn, Lyricist Lounge, Volume One, ..., M.O.P., Marco Polo (producer), Masta Ace, MC Serch, Mello Music Group, Mic Geronimo, Nas, New Jersey Drive, Vol. 2, New York (state), Nineteen Ninety Now, O.C. (rapper), Oasis (O.C. and A.G. album), Oh No (musician), Organized Konfusion, PA2: The Director's Cut, Pete Rock, Pharoahe Monch, PolyGram, Port Authority (album), Prince Po, Raekwon, Rakim, Ras Kass, Red Hot Organization, Reks, Roc Marciano, Royal Flush (rapper), Royce da 5'9", Sadat X, Saukrates, Showbiz and A.G., Slick Rick, Smoke and Mirrors (O.C. album), Soul in the Hole (soundtrack), Soul Survivor (Pete Rock album), Stage name, Starchild (O.C. album), Statik Selektah, Steele (rapper), Stress: The Extinction Agenda, The Awakening (Lord Finesse album), The Big Picture (Big L album), The Natural (Mic Geronimo album), The Notorious B.I.G., The Source, The Underground Tapes, Trophies (O.C. & Apollo Brown album), Underground hip hop, United States, Universal Music Group, Vinnie Paz, Wild Pitch Records, Word...Life, Wu-Tang Clan, Your Old Droog. Expand index (55 more) » « Shrink index
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
America Is Dying Slowly (a backronym for AIDS) is a compilation album that is the eighth in the Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series recorded by the Red Hot Organization.
Chad Bromley (born March 8, 1979), better known by his stage name Apathy (formerly "The Alien Tongue"), is a rapper and producer from Willimantic, Connecticut.
Army of the Pharaohs (most commonly abbreviated as AOTP or A.O.T.P.) is an American underground hip hop collective originating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed by Jedi Mind Tricks MC Vinnie Paz in 1998.
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.
Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), better known by his stage name Big L, was an American rapper.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
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.
Bon Appetit is the third full-length album released by D.I.T.C. rapper O.C.; released in 2001.
Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a census-estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.
Anthony Best (born March 20) (better known by his stage name Buckwild) is an American hip hop producer from The Bronx borough of New York City.
Buckwild: Diggin' in the Crates is a compilation of rare hip hop songs and remixes produced by Buckwild.
Bushwick is a working-class neighborhood in the northern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
Victor Mercer (born November 16, 1974)https://instagram.com/p/-KpdHgoaLG/ better known by his stage name Celph Titled, is an American hip-hop artist and record producer and a member of the hip-hop supergroup Army of the Pharaohs, as well as the Demigodz along with Connecticut rapper Apathy, Ryu from Get Busy Committee, and rapper Blacastan and Esoteric.
Chubb Rock (born Richard Simpson; 28 May 1968) is a New York-based rapper who released several commercially successful hip hop albums in the early 1990s.
Clockers is a 1995 American crime drama film directed by Spike Lee.
Cory McKay, better known by his stage name Cormega, is an American rapper, songwriter and poet.
Cotton swabs (American English) or cotton buds (British English) consist of one or two small wad(s) of cotton wrapped around one or both end(s) of a short rod made of wood, rolled paper or plastic. They are commonly used in a variety of applications including first aid, cosmetics application, cleaning, and arts and crafts. The tool was invented in the 1920s by Polish-American Leo Gerstenzang after he watched his wife attach wads of cotton to toothpicks. His product, named "Baby Gays", went on to become the most widely sold brand name: Q-tips, meaning "quality tips". The term "Q-tips" is often used as a genericized trademark for cotton swabs in the US and Canada. The Q-tips brand is owned by Unilever and had over $200 million in US sales in 2014. Although doctors have said for years that it is not safe to use cotton swabs for ear cleaning, it remains the most common use.
The Crooklyn Dodgers are a hip-hop supergroup based in Brooklyn, New York City, consisting of rotating members.
Da Beatminerz are a hip-hop production crew from Bushwick, Brooklyn, and are known for their dark, gritty sound that is very popular with the underground hip-hop scene.
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
Diamond D (born Joseph Kirkland; April 5, 1969) is a hip hop producer and MC from the Bronx, New York City, and one of the founding members of the Diggin' in the Crates Crew.
The Diggin' in the Crates Crew, also known as D.I.T.C., is an American hip hop collective formed in 1990 in New York City.
DJ EFN (born May 28, 1975) is an American record label executive and DJ, based in Miami, who specializes in hip-hop.
Lawrence Muggerud (born January 28, 1968), better known by his stage name DJ Muggs, is an American DJ and producer.
Christopher Edward Martin (born March 21, 1966), known professionally as DJ Premier (also known as Preemo), is an American record producer and DJ, and was half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr—alongside the emcee Guru—and forms half of the hip hop duo PRhyme, together with Royce da 5'9".
EMI Group Limited (originally an initialism for Electric and Musical Industries and also referred to as EMI Records Ltd.) was a British multinational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London.
Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper and actor from the Bronx, New York.
FFRR Records is a dance music label run by English DJ Pete Tong.
First Family 4 Life is the third studio album by American hip hop duo M.O.P. from Brownsville, New York.
James Campbell (born March 27, 1969), better known by his stage names Freddie Foxxx and Bumpy Knuckles, is an American rapper and music producer from Long Island, New York.
Louise Gabrielle Bobb (born 16 April 1970), known professionally as Gabrielle, is an English singer and songwriter.
Keith Edward Elam (July 17, 1966April 19, 2010), better known by his stage name Guru (a backronym for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal), was an American rapper, producer, and actor.
Hidden Gems is a compilation album by rapper O.C. from the D.I.T.C. crew, released on April 3, 2007.
Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings is an Oakland, California-based, independent hip hop record label founded and owned by underground hip hop collective, the Hieroglyphics.
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.
William "Bill" Braunstein (born July 14, 1972), better known as Ill Bill, is an American rapper and record producer from Brooklyn, New York.
Jason Hunter (born July 6, 1970), better known by his stage name Inspectah Deck, is an American rapper, producer, and member of the groups Wu-Tang Clan and Czarface.
Interscope Records is an American major record label.
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969) known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur.
Kendrick Jeru Davis, known as Jeru the Damaja (born February 14, 1972), is an American rapper best known for his 1994 debut album, The Sun Rises in the East, ranked as one of the 100 greatest hip-hop albums of all time by the editors of About.com.
Jewelz is the second album by the rapper O.C..
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina.
Killa Sin (born Jeryl Grant) is considered the best-known member of Killarmy and is regarded as one of the most skilled Wu-Tang Clan affiliates.
Nathaniel Thomas Wilson (born July 20, 1968), better known by his stage name Kool G Rap (or simply G Rap), is an American rapper from Queens.
Lawrence "Kris" Parker (born August 20, 1965), better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York.
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.
Lord Finesse (born Robert Hall Jr., February 19, 1970) is an American rapper and hip-hop record producer, from The Bronx, New York best known as the leader of the D.I.T.C. crew.
Lordz Of Brooklyn (short L.O.B.) now known as The Lordz are an American crossover hip hop/rock group composed of brothers and childhood friends of mostly Irish American and Italian American descent from Brooklyn, New York.
Lyricist Lounge, Volume One is the first installment of Rawkus Records Lyricist Lounge album series, based on the Lyricist Lounge showcases in New York City.
M.O.P. (short for Mash Out Posse) is an American hip hop duo.
Marco Bruno, better known as Marco Polo, is a Canadian hip hop producer.
Duval Clear (born December 4, 1966), known better by his stage name Masta Ace, is an American rapper and record producer from Brownsville, Brooklyn.
Michael Berrin (born May 6, 1967) is an American hip hop MC and former member of 3rd Bass best known by his stage name MC Serch.
Mello Music Group (MMG) is an American independent record label based in Tucson, Arizona.
Mic Geronimo (born Michael McDermon on September 14, 1973 in Queens, New York) is an American hip-hop rapper who was acquainted with Irv Gotti of Murder Inc. Gotti and his brother met Mic Geronimo at a Queens high school talent show, and Mic agreed to record a single ("Shit's Real," which would become a classic underground hit).
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.
New Jersey Drive, Vol.
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
Nineteen Ninety Now is a collaborative album by Celph Titled and Buckwild.
Omar Credle (born May 13, 1971), better known by his stage name, O.C., is an American rapper and member of the group D.I.T.C., who has been involved with several renowned underground hip hop groups: Crooklyn Dodgers '95, Luv NY, Perestroika.
Oasis is the first collaboration album by New York rappers O.C. and A.G., both members of the D.I.T.C. crew.
Michael Woodrow Jackson (born November 6, 1978), known professionally as Oh No, is an American rapper and record producer who has released several albums on Stones Throw Records.
Organized Konfusion (OK) is an alternative hip hop duo from Queens, New York.
PA2: The Director's Cut is the second solo studio album by Canadian hip hop producer Marco Polo, released on November 12, 2013 via Soulspazm Records.
Peter O. Philips (born June 21, 1970), better known by his stage name Pete Rock, is an American record producer, DJ and rapper.
Troy Donald Jamerson (born October 31, 1972), better known by his stage name Pharoahe Monch, is an American rapper from Queens, New York.
PolyGram Entertainment is a film and TV production company owned by Universal Music Group.
Port Authority is the debut studio album of Canadian hip hop producer Marco Polo, released May 15, 2007 on Soulspazm/Rawkus Records.
Lawrence Baskerville (born August 12, 1969), better known by his stage name Prince Po, is an American rapper.
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.
William Michael Griffin Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim (born January 28, 1968), is an American rapper.
John Austin IV (born September 26, 1973), better known by his stage name Ras Kass, is an American rapper.
Red Hot Organization (RHO) is a not-for-profit, 501(c) 3, international organization dedicated to fighting AIDS through pop culture.
Corey Isiah Christie (born August 24, 1977), better known as REKS, is an American rapper.
Rakeem Calief Myer (born February 11, 1978), better known by his stage name Roc Marciano, is an American rapper, songwriter, and producer.
Royal Flush (born Ramel Govantes) on October 20, 1973 is an American East Coast rapper from Flushing, Queens, New York.
Ryan Daniel Montgomery (born July 5, 1977), better known by his stage name Royce da 5′9″, is an American rapper and songwriter.
Sadat X (born Derek Murphy; December 29, 1968) is an American rapper, best known as a member of Alternative hip hop group Brand Nubian.
Karl Amani Wailoo (born March 6, 1978) better known by his stage name Saukrates ("Socrates"), is a Canadian rapper, singer, and record producer of Guyanese descent.
Showbiz and A.G. (also known as Show and A.G.) are an American hip hop duo from The Bronx, New York City.
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.
Smoke and Mirrors is the fifth studio album by American rapper O.C. of the D.I.T.C. crew.
Soul in the Hole is the soundtrack album to the 1997 film of the same name.
Soul Survivor is the debut studio album of hip hop producer and emcee Pete Rock, formerly of the acclaimed duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth.
A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians, singers and musicians.
Starchild is an album released by D.I.T.C. member O.C. in early 2005 through Japanese based imprint Grit Records.
Patrick Baril (born January 23, 1982), professionally known as Statik Selektah, is an American record producer, disc jockey (DJ) and radio personality originally from the Boston, Massachusetts area.
Steele (birth name Darrell A. Yates, Jr.) is an American rapper, famous as half of the underground rap duo Smif-N-Wessun, and as a member of Hip Hop supergroup Boot Camp Clik.
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.
The Awakening is the third and final album from Hip Hop artist Lord Finesse, released four years after his second album Return of the Funky Man.
The Big Picture is the second and final and first posthumous studio album by American rapper Big L. The album was slated for a 1999 release, but due to L's murder, it was posthumously released on August 1, 2000 on Rawkus Records.
The Natural is the debut studio album from underground hip hop artist Mic Geronimo.
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 Source is a United States-based monthly full-color magazine covering hip-hop music, politics, and culture, founded in 1988.
The Underground Tapes is the debut studio album by Canadian rapper Saukrates, which was released June 22, 1999 in the United States through independent labels Serious Entertainment and Capitol Hill Music.
Trophies is a collaborative studio album by Detroit, Michigan producer Apollo Brown and D.I.T.C. member O.C. It was released by Mello Music Group in 2012.
Underground hip hop is an umbrella term for hip hop music outside the general commercial canon.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an American global music corporation that is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi.
Vincenzo Luvineri (born October 5, 1977), better known as Vinnie Paz (formerly known as Ikon the Verbal Hologram), is an Italian American rapper and the lyricist behind the Philadelphia underground hip hop group Jedi Mind Tricks.
Wild Pitch Records was a hip hop record label started in 1987 by Stuart Fine that was eventually distributed by EMI.
Word...Life is the debut album from underground hip hop artist O.C., who came to prominence in hip hop because of the album.
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.
Your Old Droog is a Ukrainian-American rapper from Brooklyn, New York.