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A Tribe Called Quest, hip-hop group composed of MC/producer Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg, and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. A member of the Native Tongues Posse, the group is regarded as an iconic pioneer of alternative hip hop music. Their hits Bonita Applebum, Can I Kick It?, Scenario, Check the Rhime, Award Tour & Electric Relaxation are regarded as classics. They received a Billboard Special Achievement Award, a VH1 Hip-Hop Honor, & were ranked #4 on About.com's 25 Best Rap Groups of All…

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Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright), American singer-songwriter, record producer, & actress. Called the First Lady of Neo-Soul or the Queen of Neo-Soul, she is known for her role in the rise of neo soul music. Her voice has been compared to that of jazz great Billie Holiday, and her music uses elements from R&B, hip-hop & jazz. Her hits include On & On, Tyrone, Otherside of the Game, Bag Lady, Window Seat, Honey, & Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop). She has won 4 Grammys and sold 7M…

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1000volts is a duo comprised of hip-hop icon REDMAN, and world renowned turntablist and producer, JAYCEEOH.

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Pete Rock, (born Peter Phillips), record producer, DJ, rapper, & former member of the critically acclaimed rap duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth. Along with Stetsasonic, ATCQ, The Roots, & Gang Starr, he played a major role in the merging jazz into hip hop music (aka jazz rap). He is one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time, and is often mentioned alongside DJ Premier, RZA, & J Dilla as one of the mainstays of 1990s East Coast hip hop production. He is cousin to the late Heavy D.

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Fugees, hip hop group who rose to fame in the mid-1990s. Their repertoire included elements of hip hop, soul and Caribbean music, particularly reggae. The members of the group were rapper/singer/producer Wyclef Jean, rapper/singer/producer Lauryn Hill and rapper Pras Michel. Deriving their name from the term refugee, Jean and Pras are Haitian, while Hill is American. Their sophomore album, The Score, sold 17 million copies worldwide, launching the group into superstardom.

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Roxanne Shanté, (born Lolita Shanté Gooden) rapper, hip-hop pioneer, & former member of the Juice Crew. With an ability to freestyle entire songs, she gained attention via the Roxanne Wars. In response to UTFO's hit Roxanne Roxanne, she assumed the role of Roxanne, dissing the group over a Marley Marl-produced instrumental with her reply, Roxanne's Revenge. This hit & the Real Roxanne's version sparked the Roxanne Wars. Roxanne's Revenge has been ranked #42 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hip Hop…

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Pharrell Williams - (born April 5, 1973), commonly known simply as Pharrell, is an American rapper, singer, record producer, composer, and fashion designer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo The Neptunes, producing hip hop and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of hip-hop band N.E.R.D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley.

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