Rap innovators o Living in the shadows o Ecstacy, Jallow Hudgens, DJ Grandmaster D o First group that had dancers o Created their own group called UTFO o The first time a hip hop album went platinum (1,000,000 sales), their album called Escape Five minutes of funk – Whodini o Lyrically, in 1984 they are battling 1987 Open Sesame o After this they kind of died down 1991 no one even remembered Whodini anymore but they put out an album Bag of Tricks
1996 tried one last time and put out Six (because it was their sixth album) Newcleus o Came from Brooklyn, 1977, Jam on it album o The group is composed of family members o 4 member group o Sped up the vocals by accident and used a chipmunk voice o Mayhew Record and changed to Sunnydew Nitty Technology Newcleus became obsolete in around 1983 and 1984 because Run-DMC and the new style of rap made them fade Grandmixer DST worked with the great Herbie Hancock o He was famous because of this Herbie Hancock is a legend in jazz o Worked with the Chicago Symphony and did Mozart symphony at the age 11 o 11 albums in the top charts just in the 70s o Grammy for best R&B performance o 5 awards for R&B Rockit – Grandmixer DST and Herbie Hancock o Fuse of jazz and hip hop o Won 5 MTV awards o A true breakdancing classic (also Planet Rock) Grandmixer DST was the 1982 New Music Seminar Battle Champion
o Made a name for himself at this time
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