Beastie Boys are an alternative hip hop group from New York City consisting of Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “MCA” Yauch, and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz.
Immortal Technique is an American rapper and political activist. He was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Harlem, New York.
Run-D.M.C. was an influential hip hop group from Hollis, in the Queens borough of New York City.
K-Def is a New Jersey based hip hop producer/DJ who has been actively involved in the underground hip hop scene since the early 90s.
Swollen Members is a Canadian hip hop group from Vancouver, British Columbia, consisting mainly of Madchild and Prevail.
The Digital Underground‘s leader is Greg “Shock G” Jacobs, who also went by the stage name of Humpty Hump. Jacobs spent most of his youth in New York City and southern Florida. Heavily influenced by the various Funk bands of the 1970s, Digital Underground sampled their music frequently, which quickly became a defining element of West Coast rap.