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Kurupt

Ricardo Brown (born November 23, 1972), professionally known as Kurupt the Kingpin or Young Gotti is an American gangsta rapper. He has also worked as an actor, in films such as Hollywood Homicide and Johnson Family Vacation. Although raised in California, he was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His rapping debut was on Dr. Dre's The Chronic in 1992, as a part of the duo Tha Dogg Pound with Daz. The two were among the first acts signed to Death Row Records. He released an album with Daz called Dogg Food in 1995 on Death Row Records.

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The Knux

Composed of brothers Krispy Kream and Rah Al Millio, the Knux are an alternative rap duo who are musicians as well as singer/rappers. Born in New Orleans yet displaced by Hurricane Katrina, the musically schooled brothers began creating a stir nationally in late 2007 when they were the opening act for Common on his Finding Forever tour. Dressed in throwback Adidas zip-ups, fat gold chains, and altogether atypical contemporary rap attire, the Knux performed with a live band (the Symetrics) and DJ (DJ Cobra) and frequently left crowds puzzled and occasionally booing.

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RBX

Eric Dwayne Collins, better known by his stage name RBX (standing for "Reality Born Unknown"), is a rapper and R&B singer from Long Beach, California. Contrary to popular belief, Collins is not related to funk legend Bootsy Collins, although the two are close friends RBX joined Death Row in 1992 with his cousins Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger of The Dogg Pound. After a noteworthy appearance on Dr. Dre's The Chronic, he made cameos on various Death Row Records releases

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B Real

This page is a copy, see the real page for B-Real B-Real (born Louis Freese on June 2, 1970) is a Latin rapper of Cuban and Mexican heritage. He is best known for being the lead rapper in hip-hop group Cypress Hill, who made their debuted with their self-titled album in 1991. Born to a Mexican father and an Afro-Cuban mother, B-Real's moved with his sister and mother out of his father's home and moved to South Gate before ending up in South Central Los Angeles.

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Kid Ink

Born (April 1, 1986) And Raised In LA , Brian (Kid Ink) Collins formerly known as Rockstar. Kid Ink is an American recording artist, producer, and songwriter born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Kid Ink has acquired a unique sense to music with both parents being raised on the East Coast. Emerging on the music scene in June 2010 he has created a brand new sound previously unfamiliar in Los Angeles area.

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Numskull

There are a number of artists by this name: 1. Numskull (Garrick Demond Husbands) born 31. January 1971 in Oakland, California. He is half of the Oakland duo The Luniz. At 18 years old he got his first big break in the industry, by appearing on Dru Down's Fools From the Streets LP. A video was shot for the anthem "Ice Cream Man", and the result was a major deal with Sony for Dru Down and a major deal with Virgin for the Luniz.

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DaForce

Force Dawg is known for his free-flowing rap style over hitting hip-hop beats. At the tender age of five, Daforce was introduced to his first instrument, the guitar. By age nine, he was introduced to drums. Neither instrument was enough to satisfy his thirst for musical knowledge but they helped shape his producing skills and aspirations. Daforce started his first band at 10 and took part in gradeschool talent shows.

Read more about DaForce on Last.fm.

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Deltron 3030

Deltron 3030 is a USA supergroup, formed in 1999, around a core of: producer Dan Nakamura (aka Dan the Automator and the cantankerous Captain Aptos), rapper Teren Delvon Jones (aka Del Tha Funkee Homosapien and Deltron Zero) and DJ Eric San (aka Kid Koala and Skiznod the Boy Wonder), with many other artists, e.g. Damon Albarn, Sean Lennon and Paul Huston (aka Prince Paul) - all taking on various futuristic pseudonyms, like MC Paul Barman (aka Cleofis Randolph the Patriarch).

Read more about Deltron 3030 on Last.fm.

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Wreck

1. TACOMA, WASHINGTON HARDCORE http://wrecktacoma.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/WreckTacoma 2. Wreck were an independent rock band from Chicago, Illinois made up of Dean Schlabowske (later of the Waco Brothers) on electric guitar and vocals, Bart Flores on drums, and Keith Brammer (from Die Kreuzen and Boy Dirt Car) on bass guitar. Kurt Moore (The Won't, Primasonic) played bass on House of Boris, the Mikey single, and the original, unreleased version of El Mundo De Los Niños. They released three records on Chicago's Wax Trax! label under the banner of Play It Again Sam.

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