Breeze

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Breeze is a hip-hop artist, from California. First heard on “Just Clowning”, from King Tee’s seminal 1988 album Act A Fool, Breeze is one of a relatively small handful of rappers who represented the antithesis of the audio gangsterism born out of 1980s Cali rap, whilst still maintaining cutting-edge production (courtesy of L.A. Posse) and hard lyrics, albeit with only minimal profanity…

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Beat Junkies

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The Beat Junkies originated around the Bay area of California. The group was established in 1992 by J-Rocc. The original members included Curse, Rhettmatic, Melo-D, Icy Ice, Symphony, & What?!. Shortkut, D-Styles, Red-Jay, Havik, and Tommy Gun (who joined in late 1992) were later added. DJ Babu joined the Junkies by late 1993; the newest member is currently Mr. Choc, who was added to the crew in early 1996…

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Real Live

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Experienced veterans on the scene, they first came together at a house party where K-Def was spinning. The pair are cousins, but it was a friend who actually spotted Larry-O’s rhyme skills. Once Larry-O had rapped outside the jam for K-Def the pair formed Real Live.

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Kirk

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If you consider yourself a major expert on hip hop but have never heard of Kirk, don’t be surprised. The little known hardcore rapper recorded only one album, Makin’ Moves, for Atlantic, and it didn’t get very much attention outside of New York…

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