History of Hip Hop
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TOP ROW: Queen Latifah. Charli Baltimore. Amil. Angie Martinez. Salt & Pepa. SECOND ROW: Da Brat. Diamond. Foxy Brown. Eve. Khia. THIRD ROW: Mia X. Lil Kim. Lauryn Hill. Missy Elliott. Monie Love. FOURTH ROW: Yo-Yo. Nicki Minaj. Trina. Left Eye. Remy Ma. FIFTH ROW: Roxanne Shanté. Rah Digga. Shawnna. Vita. MC Lyte. #LadiesOfRap
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 Song...
Da Brat (born Shawntae Harris), rapper. She is the 1st female rapper to have a platinum-selling album. She got her name b/c she is "a spoiled only child". Her hits include Funkdafied & Give It 2 You, and she appeared on Mariah Carey's remix hits, Always Be My Baby, Lil' Kim's remix hit Ladies' Night (Not Tonight), Missy Elliott's Sock It 2 Me, & Destiny's Child's remix Jumpin', Jumpin'. She did 3-year bid for hitting a woman with a rum bottle. She is the younger half-sister of actress LisaRa...
Rakim, (born William Michael Griffin Jr.), rapper & half of hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential & most skilled MCs of all time. He was previously known as Kid Wizard before he was introduced to the Nation of Islam; he joined The Nation of Gods and Earths (aka the 5 Percent Nation), taking the name Rakim Allah. The Source magazine ranked him #1 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. His solo efforts include The Master and The Seventh S...
KRS-One music, videos, stats, and photos | Last.fm
(Past) 'KRS-One is an acronym for “Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone”. KRS-One is a significant figure in the hip hop community and is often referenced in works by other hip hop artists and critics as being the ‘essence’ of an MC and one of the greatest to ever hold the mic.' (Last.fm, 2012)
Marley Marl (born Marlon Williams), DJ & record producer. He is one of the most important & influential producers in the history of hip-hop. He also was the house producer of the Juice Crew (Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shanté, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, Craig G, MC Shan & Masta Ace), known for The Bridge Wars with BDP. He was an early innovator in the art of sampling - the 1st to sample a breakbeat & reprogram it, & among the 1st to mine James Brown records for grooves previously unheard...