3rd Bass were a rap group in the late 1980s and early 1990s, notable for being one of the first white rap groups in history. Like the Beastie Boys, 3rd Bass helped prove that white rap was viable both critically and commercially. ...more on Wikipedia about "3rd Bass"
Adam Horovitz, a.k.a. Adrock, (born October 31 1966, in South Orange, New Jersey) is a member of the Beastie Boys. After leaving his band "The Young And The Useless", Adam Horovitz joined Mike D and MCA in the Beastie Boys, opening for Madonna on her famous "Like a Virgin" tour. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adam Horovitz"
Adam Yauch, pronounced Yahwk, also known as MCA and Nathaniel Hornblower, is a founding member of hip-hop trio the Beastie Boys. Yauch was born August 5, 1964 into a wealthy family in Brooklyn, New York. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adam Yauch"
Aesop Rock (born Ian Bavitz) is an avant-garde hip hop musician ( rapper and producer) whose albums have been critically acclaimed for their originality and depth. Aesop's style blends a varying tone and delivery with subject matter that focuses on intricate sequences of widely varying imagery, metaphors and pop culture references, while including the occasional touchstones of traditional hip hop storytelling and self-promotion. As a result of this unorthodox style, Aesop has become a controversial topic among hip hop enthusiasts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aesop Rock"
Atmosphere is a Minnesota rap group, formed around 1994. At its creation, the group was called Urban Atmosphere. Atmosphere originally consisted of Spawn (emcee) ANT (producer) and Slug (DJ at the time). After the Spawn left the group (now rapping under the name Rek The Heavyweight) the line up was set, with Slug, ANT and a rotating DJ. Currently the group consists of rapper Slug (Sean Daley), producer Ant (Anthony Davis), and Touring DJ Mr. Dibbs (Brad Forste). They are widely considered to be one of the most successful underground rap groups. Slug is also one of the co-founders of a Minneapolis hip hop label called Rhymesayers Entertainment. ...more on Wikipedia about "Atmosphere (band)"
The Beastie Boys are an American hip-hop music group from New York City ( Brooklyn and Manhattan). The main members are Mike D (real name Michael Diamond), MCA ( Adam Yauch) and Ad-rock ( Adam Horovitz). ...more on Wikipedia about "Beastie Boys"
Blood of Abraham hip hop duo composed of Benyad (Benjamin Mor) and Mazik (David Saevitz) that debuted in 1993 with the release of "Future Profits" on Ruthless Records, the label of the late Eric "Eazy-E" Wright. ...more on Wikipedia about "Blood of Abraham"
Joseph Christie (born 1973), better known as Braintax, is one of the most important and influential British hip hop artists of the second generation. He hails from Leeds, West Yorkshire, but now lives in London. He is founder (with Breaking the Illusion) and owner of Low Life Records, the longest running UK hip hop record label to consistently release records. Stylistically, Braintax is much closer to East Coast hip hop than to the hardcore rap of earlier British rappers like Hijack and Gunshot. ...more on Wikipedia about "Braintax"
Bubba Sparxxx (born Warren Anderson Mathis on March 6, 1977, in LaGrange, Georgia) is an American rapper. Sparxxx is most notable for his 2001 hit single " Ugly", and for being, like Eminem, one of the few Caucasian rappers to find commercial success. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bubba Sparxxx"
Richard Terfry, better known as Buck 65, is a Canadian hip hop artist, MC and turntablist. He was born and raised in Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia, a small rural town outside of Halifax. ...more on Wikipedia about "Buck 65"
Cage Kennylz (real name Christian Palko), commonly known as Cage, is an underground rapper based in New York City, United States. He is known for his acid rap horror-core lyrics, inspired by his experiences in a mental institution as a teenager. He is also notable for a short-lived feud with Eminem (insults directed at him on The Slim Shady LP) in the late 1990s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cage Kennylz"
Chris Ward, otherwise known as mc chris (always free from punctuation and capitalization), is a voice actor, rapper and improvisational comedian born September 2 1975, in Libertyville, Illinois. His trademarks include the synthesis of his "geek" heritage with the "gangster" image associated with hiphop artists, and the high pitch of his voice, celebrated in his 2003 song "10 Year Old" (likening his voice to a child of ten years age). ...more on Wikipedia about "Chris Ward (rapper)"
Classified is an underground Canadian rapper from Halifax, Nova Scotia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Classified (rapper)"
Dee Dee Ramone, born Douglas Colvin ( September 18, 1952 - June 5, 2002) was a founding member of The Ramones, a heavily influential punk band in which he wrote or co-wrote most of the songs, including "53rd & 3rd", "Commando", and "Poison Heart". Dee Dee struggled with drugs for much of his life, especially heroin, beginning his drug use as a teenager, and continuing to use for the majority of his adult life. He was the bassist for the group until 1989, when he left to pursue a career in rap under the name Dee Dee King. He continued to write songs for the Ramones until 1996, when the band retired. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dee Dee Ramone"
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El-Producto or El-P (born Jaime Meline) is a well known hip hop producer and rapper from New York City. ...more on Wikipedia about "El-Producto"
Eminem, onomatopoeia for his initials "M and M", (born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972 in Kansas City, Missouri), a Grammy and Oscar-winner, is one of today's most popular and controversial rappers. He currently lives in suburban Detroit and is of mostly Scottish-American descent. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eminem"
Everlast (born Erik Schrody, August 18, 1969 in Valley Stream, New York) is a popular, Grammy winning 1990s musician, known for alternating between rap and rock. He was the frontman for rap group House of Pain until 1996. In 2000, he won a Grammy (with Santana) for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, for the song "Put Your Lights On". His most famous and most successful song is " What It's Like" (from Whitey Ford Sings the Blues), although "Ends", the follow up single to "What It's Like", also reached the rock top 10. ...more on Wikipedia about "Everlast (singer)"
Eyedea (born Mike Averill in 1982) is a well-known freestyle battle champion and underground rapper. His notable wins include the televised Blaze Battle sponsored by HBO (2000) and a victory at Scribble Jam (1999). He has appeared as a solo artist, as a member of Atmosphere, and as the emcee half of the duo Eyedea & Abilities (along with longtime friend and collaborator DJ Abilities). His non-battle rhymes are generally very philosophically or thematically based, and often tell a definite narrative. His song "Bottle Dreams" is a well known piece about a sexually abused violin prodigy who commits suicide. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eyedea"
Funky Fresh Few are a Hip-hop act from Blackpool, Lancashire, UK, who started out as a graffiti crew called Imperial Arts. The band originally consisted of James Folks, Damon Savage and Timeone. ...more on Wikipedia about "Funky Fresh Few"
Goldie Lookin' Chain are a hip hop group based in Newport, South Wales. They produce humorous, often explicit songs that satirise hip hop, today's consumer society and life in Newport. ...more on Wikipedia about "Goldie Lookin' Chain"
Gonzales (real name Jason Beck) is a Canadian musician. Though most well known for his first MC and electro albums, he is also a pianist. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gonzales (musician)"
Grand Buffet is a hip-hop duo from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, made up of Jackson O'Connell-Barlow (stage names: Iguanadon, Grape-a-Don, Nate Kukla, and Mr. Pennsylvania) and Jarrod Weeks (stage names: M-Dog, Lord Grunge, Matt Kukla, Fred Durts). Their music is a unique brand of humorous, often satirical rap. They have toured several times with notable artists such as Sage Francis, Sole, Cex, and the late Wesley Willis. They have also toured the USA and Europe extensively, and have a large dedicated fanbase in both. In 2004, they toured Canada on the Suicide Girls tour; they finished a European tour with Sage Francis in 2005, and are, as of August 2005, on tour with Magnolia Electric Co. ...more on Wikipedia about "Grand Buffet"
Headboard was formed in December of 1995 in Petaluma, CA. The group originated as a rap duo, consisting of Glenn Rubenstein and Jeff Gerstmann. Rubenstein assumed the rap name "G-man," derived from his early 1990s BBS handle. Gerstmann went by the moniker "US Pipe," after a sign he had passed weekly on the 880 freeway when he worked temporarily transporting reels of film for a Bay Area cinema chain. The two were joined on-stage by Brendan Ducousso, who went by "Gotti," and served as an anti "hype man" who commented on what the duo rapped about. Ducousso also contributed to the between song banter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Headboard (band)"
The High & Mighty are an underground rap duo from New York. Members Mr. Eon (rapper, b. Eric Meltzer) and Mighty Mi (DJ, b. Milo Berger) originally hail from Philadelphia. They debuted in 1999 on the prestigious underground rap label Rawkus with their album, Home Field Advantage, featuring rappers such as Mos Def, Kool Keith, What?What? (aka Jean Grae), Pharoahe Monch and Eminem. They later left Rawkus, distributing the records issued by their own record company Eastern Conference Records via Landspeed Records. They also established a group called Smut Peddlers with Cage and published an album called Porn Again. ...more on Wikipedia about "High and Mighty"
Ill Bill, aka William Braunstein (born 1972) is a political minded underground emcee from Brooklyn, New York. He is also a producer, and the man behind Uncle Howie Records. He is a member of Non Phixion (with Goretex, Sabac and DJ Eclipse) and has released a solo album entitled Whats Wrong with Bill? mainly produced by his brother Necro in 2004. He has also done various mix tapes and collaborations with Q-Unique, his brother Necro, Mr. Hyde, and various other artists. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ill Bill" The Ultimate shortopedia Machine. White_rappers
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