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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Dred Scott

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Dred Scott was born to two actors/dancers who met while touring with productions; his mother was the first African-American female dancer to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show. Scott received some training in jazz as a child, but was excited enough by the hip-hop innovations of Run-D.M.C. to pursue that direction instead.

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Chino XL

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Derek Keith Barbosa, known as Chino XL, is an American Hip Hop lyricist, battle rapper, and actor. He was born to a Puerto Rican father and an African mother. The nephew of Bernie Worrell of Parliament/Funkadelic.

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Chi-Ali

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Chi-Ali Griffith, better known by his stage name Chi-Ali, is an American rapper from The Bronx, New York City, best known for his debut album, The Fabulous Chi-Ali, released in 1992, and as a member of hip-hop collective Native Tongues.

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