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Northside

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Made in Manchester and signed to the late Factory records by Tony Wilson 'Shall We Take A Trip?' (Fac 268)
'My Rising Star' (Fac 298)
'Take 5' (Fac 308) 'Chicken Rhythms' (Fac 310)
'Chicken Rhythms' + Extras (LTMCD 2386) A Bit On The Side - Northside Biography In another world, Northside would have become the next great Factory band after Joy Division / New Order and Happy Mondays, going from strength to strength throughout the 1990s.

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Task Force

1) These two brothers from Highbury Estate in North London form one of the bigger names in UK Hip-Hop. Chester P and Farma G are the two emcees you'll hear on their series of albums entitled 'Music from the Corner' (aka MFTC), currently in its 4th incarnation. The two work closely with DJ Louis Slipperz and others such as young artist remus (10 years old when he first appeared on a Task Force album). The music is known for its dark production and melancholic themes, accompanied by intricate lyrics.

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Prince Paul

Prince Paul (born Paul Huston) is a legendary DJ and hip hop producer. Prince Paul is known for having a very unorthodox, but mostly well-received sense of humor. Musically, he was one of the driving forces of what was to become known as alternative rap, by using surprising samples and quirky humour. Originally a member of Stetsasonic, he produced De La Soul's 1989 debut album 3 Feet High and Rising (It was on this album that Prince Paul invented the hip hop skit which has a long-standing and pervasive tradition on Hip hop albums to this day).

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Concept

There are mutliple artists with this name: 1. Concept is an American Hip Hop Artist from Philadelphia, PA (arguably the most popular artist under the name) born Daniel Byelich, on August 15th, 1989.
His break through to the hip hop world, came in 2009, when he released an all instrumental EP titled "The Pitchfork Product EP". Since he has joined two other Hip Hop acts, Sideshow Mob, and Bio Organic Weaponry (B.O.W. for short)

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Cormega

Cory McKay (born 1970 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn) , better known as Cormega or "MC Cor", is an American emcee best known for his vivid and poignant narratives about inner-city life. Cormega came up as part of the early-'90s Queensbridge, Queens, New York scene that also fostered such name acts as Nas and Mobb Deep, among many others (not to mention the preceding generation of artists affiliated with Marley Marl and the Juice Crew).

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Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Tipton (born January 28, 1982 in Gary, Indiana), better known as Freddie Gibbs, is an American rapper best known for being one of XXL Magazine's ten Freshmen of 2010. He was previously signed to Interscope Records before being let go from his deal without an official record being released. He has released five mixtapes since his first in 2005 including Live From Gary, Indiana, Big Bizness, The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs, midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik and Str8 Killa No Filla. The Str8 Killa EP was released 3rd August.

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Questlove

Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born on January 20, 1971), known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove, is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist and record producer. He is best known as the drummer for hip hop band The Roots and has produced for artists such as Common, D'Angelo, and more recently, Al Green. He is a member of the production teams the Soulquarians, the Grand Negaz, and The Grand Wizzards. He is also known for having a large afro which is usually accentuated with an afro pick sticking out.

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One Be Lo

One Be Lo is an emcee from Pontiac, Michigan and was formerly part of the rap duo Binary Star with Senim Silla, where he appeared as OneManArmy. Since his split from Binary Star, he has created his own independent label, Subterraneous Records, and has released three projects as a solo artist. All three are preludes to his magnum opus, L.I.F.E., of which the release date is yet to be announced. One Be Lo has contributed greatly to the Michigan hip hop scene as he is known for his complex rhyming structure and deep lyrical content...

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