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Tek

More artists are called Tek. 1.
Tek is an American rapper, famous as a member of the duo Smif-N-Wessun, and the hip hop collective Boot Camp Clik. Tek debuted on Black Moon's 1993 album Enta Da Stage with his rhyming partner General Steele. In 1994, Smif-N-Wessun released their debut single Bucktown, which became a Billboard Hot 100 hit, and gave Brooklyn the nickname "Bucktown, home of the original gun clappers".

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Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts is a band from New York City. At the center of the group is A. Savage, who at this point is known for his collaborations with projects like Fergus & Geronimo, Teenage Cool Kids and Wiccans. Savage is joined by three other musicians (“three quarters Texans and three quarters Pisces”) and describes the bands’ debut release as The Fall meets Neil Young. On the band’s debut release, “American Specialties”, this all makes sense. The quartet wonders through the American and British underground, picking away their favorite parts with confidence.

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Templars

The Templars are an Oi! punk band formed in Long Island, New York in 1991. Comprised of black and white skinhead members, they have several influences, including Oi!, punk, glam rock, rock 'n' roll and mod. The band's name comes from an ancient order of Christian Warrior Monks called the Knights Templar.

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Indecision

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Hardcore band from
BROOKLYN, New York
U.S.A Justin Brannan - guitar,
Steve Bago - bass,
Pat Flynn - drums,
Tom Sheehan - vocals (93-98),
Rachel - guitar (97-00),
Artie Philie - vocals (98-00)
""Indecision formed in 1993. The band members -- guitarists Justin Brannan and Rachel Rosen, drummer Pat Flynn, bassist Steve Bago and vocalist Tom Sheehan (who was replaced by Artie Phillie in 1998) -- met while attending a Catholic high school in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn.

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Dr. Octagon

Dr. Octagon is one of Kool Keith's many alter egos. His initial release as Dr. Octagon was 1996's Dr. Octagonecologyst, on which he collaborated with Dan the Automator Nakamura and DJ QBert. After the name was dropped in favour of Dr. Dooom, it was widely believed that it wouldn't be used again until the release of 2006's The Return of Dr. Octagon, which Keith maintains was changed and released without his consent.

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Takka Takka

Takka Takka is a foursome indie rock band from Brooklyn and Queens. Singer-guitarist-keyboardist Gabe Levine says their name comes from "writing songs about war, and it's a painting about war, with machine guns going, 'TAKKA TAKKA.'" Other band members are Conrad Doucette, Damion Jurrens, and JP Jones. They cite their influences as: the Kinks, Orange Juice (sometimes Orange Julius), Pavement, Lou Reed, Zombies, Johnny Cash, Echo and the Bunnymen, the Magnetic Fields, Brian Eno, REM, Bob Dylan, and OMD.

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Masta Ace

Masta Ace (born Duval Clear) is a rapper from brooklyn, New York. Appearing on the classic 1988 posse cut, The Symphony, he garnered notoriety as an unsung asset to the Juice Crew posse, and is therefore, widely considered one on the roster, where he released a number of well-respected albums that were nonetheless little-heard outside purist circles. The single that has earned him the most attention has been Jeep Ass Niguh (alternatively known as "Born To Roll", essentially a remix which uses the track from Def Jam artist Original Concept's "Knowledge Me").

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