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DJ Spinna

DJ Spinna (b. Vince Williams), is something of an anomaly in music. A humbling example of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields. A steadfast work ethic, an obsessively extensive vinyl library & the willingness to pursue - the full extent of his roots (funk, soul & jazz), foundation (hip-hop) & future (electronic / dance music) - without restraint. A cornerstone of Hip-Hop's late 90's indie-uprise...

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Point Blank

There are multiple artists with this name:
1. An American rock band
2. An American rapper
3. A Macedonian nu metal/hardcore band
4. A Canadian hip hop group
5. A Chinese oi! band
6. An alias of Belgian techno producer Jeroen Verheij
7. A hardcore band
8. An American alternative rock band
9. An Australian rock band
10. An American southern punkrock band.
11. Point Blank (Actually Point.Blank) is a Belgian Dubstep duo formed by 'Vyron' and 'Matar'
12. An Århus-based danish rap group
13. Melodic punk-rock band from South Central, New Jersey

Read more about Point Blank on Last.fm.

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Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

Pete Rock & CL Smooth is a rap group from the 1990s. Hailing from "Money Earnin'" Mount Vernon, New York, this DJ-MC duo first made noise in the rap world on the 1991 EP, All Souled Out. It sold moderately well enough to justify Elektra Records clearing the way for 1992's Mecca & The Soul Brother LP. As a producer, DJ Pete Rock (Peter Phillips) tended to prefer obscure soul and jazz sides for sample sources, frequently making use of horn-driven hooks. Lead vocalist C.L. Smooth (Corey Penn) tended to be philosophical in his raps, and he mostly avoided profanity.

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Children of the Night

There is more than one artist referred to as Children of the Night. Most notably, Children of the Night are a hip hop collective. peep their mixtape: http://mishkanyc.bandcamp.com/album/queens-revisited … Alternatively Children of the Night consists of Energy singer Tank, and High Fives mastermind Mike Rendini's Acoustic/Doo-Wop influenced/Horror Punk Project: Formed in the Fall of 2004, Children Of The Night from southeastern Massachusetts began by doing complex renditions of Misfits songs.

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Ill Bill

William Braunstein (born 1972), better known as ILL BILL, is a political minded MC from Brooklyn, New York. He is also a producer, and the man behind Uncle Howie Records. In 2003, Ill Bill declared himself to be the future. The truth is, Ill Bill is the past, the present AND the future. The cult leader is most definitely back. After several years of blood, sweat and no tears, the prophecy has been fulfilled with the breakout album The Hour of Reprisal.

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CunninLynguists

There has never been an anomaly in hip-hop quite like the southern trio CunninLynguists. Sampling genres from psych-rock to blues, New Romantic to polka, they have been musically compared to UGK and Atmosphere in the same breath. They have toured and shared stages with Kanye West and Aesop Rock to equal success. They have produced for Lil' Scrappy as well as KRS-One. They have crafted songs with international soul superstar Cee-Lo Green and politically charged indie-favorite Immortal Technique … on the same album.

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Lupe Fiasco

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is a Grammy Award-winning American hip-hop artist and producer. He first became known to the mainstream hip-hop community in 2005 when he appeared on Kanye West's album Late Registration on the track "Touch the Sky." In 2006 Lupe released his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor on Atlantic Records, and in December 2007 he released his second full length album, Lupe Fiasco's The Cool.

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Fashawn

Born in 1988 in Fresno, California, Fashawn grew up in a virtually parentless home. His father was incarcerated, while his mom was focused on feeding her drug addiction - a combination that caused a boy to become a man quicker than most. Placed in a group home by child services at the age of 12, Fashawn found solace in music, and began writing rhymes to escape the less than desirable hand he had been dealt so early in life.

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