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SWANN

There are four known artists operating under the alias: 1. Swann is a French indie folk songstress. The name Swann, she explains, is a character from a Proust book. Paris, France has been her home since she was born but she has lived in London for the past few months. 2. Swann is an Italian eurodance project that was produced by Roby Arduini, Antonio Puntillo and F. Scandolari. It featured the vocalist and co-producer Suzy Dal Gesso. Singles: "I Love My Life".

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Rasheed Chappell

Rasheed Chappell is truly an exception to the current rule of click’s and cliche’s. Rasheed is an artist whose music is a sonic backdrop to life as he sees it, lives it and dreams it. Rasheed’s gift is only second to his tireless work ethic and his constant pursuit of elevation, to push himself and the genre to new heights and dimensions. He is the child of an era when Hip-Hop Legends such as Rakim, Big Daddy Kane and Slick Rick were considered prophets among men by their command of the English language on the microphone.

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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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Ini

InI is hip hop superproducer Pete Rock's group along with Rob-O, and Pete's brother Grap Luva. InI's sole album Center of Attention was reportedly recorded in mid-90's, but got lost for several years and wasn't released until 2003. Some sources mention also Rass as a member, but as far as is known, he wasn't present when the album was recorded. The name InI refers to Rastafarian way of saying 'I and I', meaning 'we'. The cover of the Center of Attention album shows an often seen image of Haile Selassie, who is seen as God incarnate among followers of the Rastafari movement.

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Foreign Legion

There are at least 4 musical groups with the name Foreign Legion.
1) Hip-hop group from California, USA. 2) Indie three piece band from Southend on sea. 3) Heavy metal band from Seoul, South Korea. 4) Punk band from South Wales, UK. Foreign Legion formed in 1984 from the ashes of a band called Society. The band released their first EP on their own label 'Rent a Racket'. Their first full-length album entitled 'Welcome to Fort Zinderneuf' was released on the Venture label.

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Hard Target

Hard Target is one of the best underground rappers in America right now. His lyrics are powerful and have a total sense of meaning..unlike alot of these commercial rappers. Hit him up on Soundclick. So far he's got 8 CD's under his belt. 3 solo albums, 3 group mixtapes with his group "Black Ops" (which is Hard Target & Chief), and 2 solo mixtapes. Over 70 show's in 2005 alone. He's performed @ Weslyn University in Illnois.

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