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We also see artists coming from places other than The Bronx/South Bronx and the Queensbridge housing projects. Hip Hop artists are now emerging from places like Long Island, NT, Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, and even Oakland California on the West Coast. Erik B. & Rakim: Members: 1. Eric “Eric B,” Barrier 2. William “MC Rakim” Michael Griffin Jr. Origin: Long Island, New York Their debut album Paid in Full was recorded at Marley Marl’s home studio and Power Play Studios in New York City and released in 1987. Rakim’s MCing has a “slow flow” and his lyrics are “mesmeric” Paid in Full was one of the first Hip Hop albums to fully embrace 1970’s funk samples Paid in Full’s heavy use of sampling by Eric B, such as from Bobby Byrd’s “I Know You Got Soul,” became influential in Hip Hop production Eric B. & Rakim, “Paid in Full,” Paid in Full. 1987. Eric B. & Rakim, “(Seven Minutes of Madness – The Coldcut Remix),” Paid in Full, 1987 Eric B. & Rakim, “I know you got soul,” 1971. Public Enemy Founders: 1. Chuck D. (Carleton Ridenhour) 2. 2. Flavor Flav (William Drayton) Members: DJ Lord, Professor Griff, S1W Group, Terminator X, and Sister Souljah Origin: Long Island, New York, 1982. Known for its politically charged lyrics and its criticism of the American Media Public Enemy, “Fight the Power,” It takes a nation of millions to hold us back. 1989.
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LL Cool J Born: James Todd Smith, January 14, 1968 Origin: Queens, New York City LL Cool J: Ladies Love Cool James Known for his romantic ballads: “I Need Love” “Around the Way Girl” “Hey Lover” Always known for pioneering hip-hop tracks such as “I Can’t Live Without My Radio,” “I’m Bad,” and “The Bloomin’ System.” LL Cool J, “I Can’t Live Without My Radio,” Radio DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince : Members: 1. Jeffrey “DJ Jazzy Jeff” Townes 2. Will “The Fresh Prince” Smith Origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Known for Will Smith’s “nice clean rap” free of profanity “Parents Just Don’t Understand” won the very first Grammy for best Rap Performance in 1989 DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, “Summertime” Homebase. 1991 Salt-N-Pepa: Members: 1. Cheryl “Salt” Wray, 2. Sandra “Pepa” Denton 3. Dee Dee “DJ Spindrella” Roper Origin: Queens, New York City Most commercially successful female rap group Salt-N-Pepa, “Push It” 1988. Digital Underground: Members: 1. Greg “Shock G” Jacobs 2. Jimi “Chopmaster J” Dwight 3. Tupac Shakur 4. DJ Kenneth “Kenny-K” Waters Origin: Oakland, California Started the career of Tupac Shakur Heavily influenced by 1970s Funk bands and sampled such music frequently; has become a defining characteristic of West Coast Rap Digital Underground, “Kiss You Back,” Sons of the P, 1991.
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Queen Latifah: Born:
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