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Breakestra

Breakestra is an original funk "orchestra" from Los Angeles, California, formed by Miles Tackett in 1996. After releasing several EPs and two full-length albums of mostly covers and sample-filled breaks, Breakestra put out Hit the Floor in 2005, which included all-original recordings fusing elements of funk, soul and hip-hop.

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Miami

There are at least 5 artists called Miami: 1) This band plays funk and r&b which has recently been sampled by various pop artists including the horn section used by Jennifer Lopez's "Play". 2) Synth pop/rap duo from Tokyo, Japan. 3) Miami is a hyphy MC 4. Miami is an Arabic music band from Kuwait. They sing the song "Habibi Alli", which is popular with American bellydancers and is included on the Bellydance Superstars Vol 2 album. The song itself is a 'greeting' to the whole world.

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Ultramagnetic MC's

Members Kool Keith, Ced Gee, TR Love and Moe Love released their debut album Critical Beatdown, produced by Paul C., in 1988 and inspired the world of hip hop with their original sound of unorthodox sampling, polysyllabic rhymes, and bizarre lyrical imagery. Kool Keith went on to work with many other groups and solo projects including The Cenobites, Dr Octagon, Masters Of Illusion and Dr. Dooom Their work has been often sampled, most notably in The Prodigy song "Smack My Bitch Up"

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Flying Pickets

The Flying Pickets is a British a cappella vocal group, that had a surprise number one hit in 1983 in the UK singles chart, with their cover of Yazoo's track Only You. The name 'Flying Pickets' refers to mobile strikers who travel in order to join a picket. The group of six was founded by Brian Hibbard in 1982 by a group of actors , the "7:84 Theatre group", a fringe theatre group who had sung a capella in their production of One Big Blow, based on the 1984 UK miners' strike.

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Apollonia

Born Patricia Kotero on August 2, 1959 in Santa Monica, California, Apollonia Kotero is a swimsuit model, actress and singer of Italian and Mexican descent. She joined Prince's entourage after the departure of Vanity, Denise Matthews, as lead in the film Purple Rain and as lead-singer of recording group Apollonia 6. Kotero had taken part in nationwide audition to find a replacement for Vanity before being cast by Prince in the role that had originally been given to Vanity.

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Frankee

Frankee (born Nicole Francine Aiello, on 9 June 1983, in Staten Island, New York) is an American pop and R&B singer. She claims to be the ex-girlfriend of singer Eamon. She is widely regarded as a and has lost credibility ever since her relationship with Eamon was exposed as merely a marketing ploy to sell records. In 2003, she appeared on Louie DeVito's Dance Divas Volume 1, for the track "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" under the name Nikki A.

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Scubaroots

One of Bristol's hottest club secrets, and championed by the likes of Mr. Scruff, The Scratch Perverts and DJ Derek, are the prodigious party boys and girls, Scubaroots.
At its core, the group is a nine piece live funk, ska, drum and bass act that on occasion swells to include gospel choirs, record geek DJs, Latin percussion outfits and a ton of other party-kinds up for a party.
The band forged on the South West college circuit and now has an ardent following here in Bristol, and wherever they have gigged around the country.

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Dennis Locorriere

Dennis Locorriere (born Dennis Michael Locorriere, 13 June 1949, Union City, New Jersey) was the lead vocalist, guitarist of the pop group Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, later Dr Hook. Locorriere, as a founding member of Dr Hook, was the recipient of more than sixty gold and platinum albums, gaining #1 chart status in more than 42 different countries. He is also a notable songwriter, his songs having been recorded by Bob Dylan, Crystal Gayle, BJ Thomas, Helen Reddy, Willie Nelson, Southside Johnny and most recently...

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Search

Search can be considered as the leading rock band that spearhead the Rock scene in Malaysia. They are one of the most successful groups in Malaysia music history. The band was formed some 25 years ago by Hillary, Yazid and Zainal Rampa. They then include Nasir and Man Kidal into the band to form a complete 5-piece band that would be able to perform in clubs. It was after Amy taking over Zainal's position as the lead vocalist that the band started to make waves.

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