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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,.
Akai (アカイ) is a consumer electronics brand name.
The Akai MPC (originally MIDI Production Center, now Music Production Controller) is an integrated digital sampling drum machine and MIDI sequencer designed by Roger Linn and produced by Akai from 1988 onwards.
All Souled Out is the debut EP by Pete Rock & CL Smooth.
Alternative hip hop (also known as alternative rap) is a subgenre of hip hop music that encompasses the wide range of styles of hip hop that are not typically identified as mainstream.
Anthony Cruz (born March 9, 1972), better known by his stage name AZ, is an American rapper born in Brooklyn, New York.
Babygrande Records is an independent record label based in New York City founded by Chuck Wilson.
Barely Breaking Even (BBE) is a British record label started by two DJs, Peter Adarkwah and Ben Jolly.
"Before You Walk Out of My Life" is a song by American R&B singer Monica.
Curtis Donnell Davis (August 7, 1968 – June 15, 2002), better known by his stage name Big Mello, was an American rapper from Houston, Texas.
Thomas Louis Jones III (born February 18, 1980), better known by his stage name Rapper Big Pooh, is an American rapper, who, along with fellow rap artist Phonte, was a member of the acclaimed North Carolina hip hop group Little Brother.
Black Heat was a 1970s funk band founded by King Raymond Green and discovered by Phillip Guilbeau.
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.
Camp Lo is an American hip hop duo, formed in 1995, which hails from The Bronx, New York.
Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975) was an American jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s.
CL Smooth (born Corey Brent Penn, Sr., October 8, 1968, New Rochelle, New York) is an American rapper.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).
De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York.
Discogs (short for discographies) is a website and crowdsourced database of information about audio recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and bootleg or off-label releases.
James D'Agostino (born July 8, 1975), professionally known as DJ Green Lantern, is an American hip hop disc Jockey (DJ) and music producer from Rochester, New York.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince was an American hip hop duo from West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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".
Don't Smoke Rock is the first collaborative studio album by New York Harlem-based rapper Smoke DZA and Mt.
Dotdash (formerly About.com) is an American Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its "topic sites", of which there are nearly 1,000.
E-mu SP-1200 is a sampler, released in August 1987 by E-mu Systems, Inc..
E-MU Systems was a software synthesizer, audio interface, MIDI interface, and MIDI keyboard manufacturer.
East Coast hip hop is a regional sub genre of hip hop music that originated in New York City during the 1970s.
Edward Anderson (born November 27, 1970) is a hip-hop artist from Boston, Massachusetts, United States, better known by his stage names Ed O.G. and Edo G..
Elektra Records is an American major record label owned by Warner Music Group, founded in 1950 by Jac Holzman and Paul Rickolt.
Jason Powers (born May 12, 1978), better known by his stage name eLZhi, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan.
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.
Equalization or equalisation is the process of adjusting the balance between frequency components within an electronic signal.
Experimental hip hop is a genre of hip hop that employs structural elements typically considered unconventional in traditional hip hop music.
An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP.
Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
Gang Starr was an East Coast hip hop duo that consisted of rapper Guru and DJ/producer DJ Premier.
Gregory Phillips (born September 11, 1971) better known by his stage name Grap Luva is a hip-hop producer and rapper primarily active during the 1990s as a member of the group INI (composed of him, Rob-O, Rass, Marco Polo and his older brother, Pete Rock—who is himself one of the most influential producers in hip-hop history.) His first appearance was as a guest on the track "The Basement", included on Mecca and the Soul Brother (1992), the first album released by Pete Rock and his creative partner CL Smooth.
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HipHopDX is an online magazine of hip hop music criticism and news.
William "Bill" Braunstein (born July 14, 1972), better known as Ill Bill, is an American rapper and record producer from Brooklyn, New York.
InI was a hip hop group composed of Rob-O, Grap Luva, Ras G a.k.a. I Love H.I.M., Marco Polo, now known as Jolomite, and DJ Boodakhan.
James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006), better known by the stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee, was an American record producer and rapper who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, Michigan, as one third of the acclaimed music group Slum Village.
Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea.
Jay Stay Paid is the fifth studio album by album by American hip hop recording artist J Dilla.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
"Jazz (We've Got)" is the second single from A Tribe Called Quest's second album The Low End Theory.
Jazz rap is a fusion of jazz and hip hop music that developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
"Juicy" is the first single by American hip hop artist The Notorious B.I.G. from his 1994 debut album Ready to Die.
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
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.
Lost & Found: Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics is a double-disc album featuring previously shelved albums Life I Live by InI and The Original Baby Pa by Deda.
Loud is a record label founded by Steve Rifkind and Rich Isaacson in 1991.
Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and its historical birthplace.
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.
Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress.
Mecca and the Soul Brother is the critically acclaimed 1992 debut album from the Mount Vernon duo, Pete Rock & CL Smooth.
Mello Music Group (MMG) is an American independent record label based in Tucson, Arizona.
Monica Denise Brown (née Arnold; born October 24, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, producer, actress, and entrepreneur.
Monumental, is a collaborative studio album by American rap group Smif-N-Wessun and producer/rapper Pete Rock, released on June 28, 2011.
Mount Vernon is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States.
Mtume (pronounced em-tu-may) was a funk and soul group that rose to prominence during the early 1980s and had several R&B hits during its career.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the fifth studio album by American rapper Kanye West, released on November 22, 2010, by Roc-A-Fella Records.
My Own Worst Enemy is a collaboration album by Ed O.G. and Pete Rock.
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.
Nature Sounds is a record label based in Brooklyn, New York, specializing in hip hop and reggae music.
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
Non Phixion (pronounced Non-Fiction) is a New York-based hardcore hip-hop group.
North Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.
National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.
NY's Finest is the third studio album by hip hop producer and emcee Pete Rock.
A paperboy (or, less commonly, papergirl) is someone—often an adolescent—who distributes printed newspapers to homes or offices of subscribers on a regular route, usually by bicycle or automobile.
Peter O. Philips (born June 21, 1970), better known by his stage name Pete Rock, is an American record producer, DJ and rapper.
Pete Rock & CL Smooth are a hip-hop duo from Mount Vernon, New York.
PeteStrumentals is an instrumental hip hop album from hip hop producer/rapper Pete Rock, his second solo release.
PeteStrumentals 2 is the third instrumental hip hop album by hip hop producer Pete Rock.
Troy Donald Jamerson (born October 31, 1972), better known by his stage name Pharoahe Monch, is an American rapper from Queens, New York.
A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English, or record) is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.
Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord, and the S1W group.
Kamaal Ibn John Fareed (born Jonathan William Davis; April 10, 1970), better known by his stage name Q-Tip, is an American rapper, singer, actor, record producer and DJ.
Rashia Tashan Fisher (born December 18, 1974) is an American rapper, model and actress better known by her stage name Rah Digga.
William Michael Griffin Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim (born January 28, 1968), is an American rapper.
Rapping (or rhyming, spitting, emceeing, MCing) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular", which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backbeat or musical accompaniment.
A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.
A remix is a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born July 5, 1969), better known by his stage name RZA, is an American rapper, record producer, musician, actor, filmmaker and author.
A sampler is an electronic or digital musical instrument similar in some respects to a synthesizer, but instead of generating new sounds with filters, it uses sound recordings (or "samples") of real instrument sounds (e.g., a piano, violin or trumpet), excerpts from recorded songs (e.g., a five-second bass guitar riff from a funk song) or other sounds (e.g., sirens and ocean waves).
Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, Diddy, Love and Brother Love is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur.
"Secret" is a song recorded by American singer Madonna from her sixth studio album, Bedtime Stories (1994).
Smif-N-Wessun (a.k.a. Cocoa Brovaz) is a hip hop duo consisting of members Tek (Tekomin Williams) and Steele (Darrell Yates).
Sean Pompey (born February 8, 1984), better known by his stage name Smoke DZA, is an American hip hop recording artist.
Soul Survivor is the debut studio album of hip hop producer and emcee Pete Rock, formerly of the acclaimed duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth.
Soul Survivor II is the second studio album from hip hop producer Pete Rock.
Stetsasonic was an American hip hop group formed in 1981 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York.
Sylvia Rhone is an American music industry executive who served as president of Universal Motown Records until 2011.
The Bomb Squad is an American hip hop production team, known for its work with the hip hop group Public Enemy.
The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York.
The Main Ingredient is the second album by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, released on November 8, 1994.
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 Roots is an American hip hop band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
The Surviving Elements: From Soul Survivor II Sessions is the second instrumental album from Hip Hop producer Pete Rock.
"They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" is a song by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, inspired by the death of their close friend Troy Dixon (better known as "Trouble" T. Roy of Heavy D & the Boyz) in 1990.
Thomas Wright “Tom” Scott (born May 19, 1948) is an American saxophonist, composer, and arranger.
Torae (born Torae L. Carr) is an American rapper from the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York.
The Trackmasters (also known as Poke & Tone) is an American hip hop production duo, composed of music producers Poke (Jean-Claude Olivier) and Tone (Samuel Barnes), best known for their commercial hit records in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Truth (stylized as truth) is a national campaign aimed at eliminating teen smoking in the United States.
Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating new music, sound effects, mixes and other creative sounds and beats, typically by using two or more turntables and a cross fader-equipped DJ mixer.
Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".
Wah-wah (or wa-wa) is an imitative word (or onomatopoeia) for the sound of altering the resonance of musical notes to extend expressiveness, sounding much like a human voice saying the syllable wah.
Wesleyan University Press is a university press that is part of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
What's the 411? is the debut album by American recording artist Mary J. Blige, released on July 28, 1992 by Uptown Records and MCA Records.
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.
The YG'z was an American East Coast hip hop group that recorded the EP Street Nigga in 1993.
3 Feet High and Rising is the debut studio album by American hip hop trio De La Soul.
Patrick Denard Douthit (born January 15, 1975), better known as 9th Wonder, is a hip hop record producer, record executive, DJ, lecturer, and rapper from Midway, North Carolina, U.S. He began his career as the main producer for the group Little Brother in Durham, North Carolina, and has also worked with Mary J. Blige, Jean Grae, Wale, Jay-Z, Murs, Drake, Buckshot, Chris Brown, Destiny's Child, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Ludacris, Mac Miller, David Banner, Lecrae, Jill Scott, Big Boi, Rapsody, and Anderson.Paak.