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Spank Rock

Spank Rock is an American hip-hop group consisting of rapper Naeem Juwan and producer Alex Epton (XXXchange). Their style is generally described as a mix of underground hip hop, party rap and electro. Spank Rock began performing in Philadelphia, where their reputation quickly increased. They later toured with Hollertronix and M.I.A.; they also toured with Beck in 2006. Their lineup currently consists of Armani XXXchange (Alex Epton), Spankrock (Naeem Juwan), Chris Rockswell (Chris Devlin), Ronnie Darko (Ronald Rubarth), and Amanda Blank (Amanda Mallory).

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Grandmaster Melle Mel

Lyrical leader of the original Furious Five and founder of a splinter version of the group during the mid-'80s, Melle Mel wrote many of the legendary raps featured on Grandmaster Flash tracks. Born Melvin Glover, he and his brother Nate (aka Kidd Creole) (not the Caribbean dance-popster of the same name) joined up with Cowboy (Keith Wiggins) in 1978 to form the Three MC's, with production handled by Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler). After Scorpio (originally Mr.

Dro Carey

Born Perth, Western Australia 1992 Currently in Sydney, New South Wales Dro Carey debuted with a limited vinyl release on Will Bankhead's label The Trilogy Tapes in December 2010, an EP called Venus Knock. Since then the 19 year-old was named as one of the top ten producers to watch in 2011 by FACT Magazine, was included in esteemed UK selector Ben UFO's Rinse mix series entry, and has collaborated with the former Roll Deep member Trim.

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Square One

There are at least 5 artists named "Square One":
1) Deep house producer from Manchester, UK.
2) Former hip hop group from Munich, Germany.
3) Soca band from Barbados.
4) Ska-Punk band from the Flint, MI area.
5) Pop-Rock band from Melbourne, Australia
6) Pop-punk/emo band from Belgium 1) Square One is the solo project from Manchester based producer Mark Wadsworth. Mark has been recording for Jimpster's Freerange Records since 2001. As of September 2007, he has released seven 12"s and two full length albums.

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Black Milk

There are multiple artists with this name: Black Milk, is a hip hop producer and MC Curtis Cross from Detroit, Michigan. In 2004 he formed B.R. Gunna with Young RJ, and Fat Ray, and together they released Dirty District: Vol. 2, a follow up to a compilation released in 2001 by Slum Village, which he had contributed production to. Black Milk released a solo album, Sound of the City, the following year and in 2006 he signed a record contract with Fat Beats Records. In the fall of 2006, he released an EP, entitled Broken Wax. March 13, 2007 he released a second album, Popular Demand.

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Hermitude

Now residing in Sydney, Luke Dubs and Elgusto grew up in the Blue Mountains where they took up musical instruments at a young age. They’ve played together with Elgusto’s sister Aja in a funk/jazz group called Funk Injection since their early teens.

Elgusto has DJ'd and played percussion with Paulmac and The Dissociatives... He’s also played with The Bird, Wes Carr, Explanetary, The Herd, Upshot and Paulmac. You can also check his DJing at various events and clubs.

Luke Dubs is a full-time musician working the keyboard craft in many acts including Explanetary, Vassy, Funk Injection and Guache. He graduated from the Australian Institute of Music with an Associate Diploma in contemporary Keyboard.

Players of multi-instruments, Hermitude combine drum programming, sampling and mixing with turntablism, keys, bass and percussion…with a little help from a few vocalists. Vocal tracks are few though, across their two albums.

These include 'Alleys to Valleys' off their album of the same name, released in 2003 (with MC's Urthboy and Ozi Battla of the Herd, and Joelistics), as well as 'Music From the Mind' off their latest album, released in September 2005 (with vocalist; Blu MC) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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Kasha

Kasha is an English rap artist from Charlton, London, UK and part of a production team called Vivid Imagery. Kasha has been labelled ‘the strongest lyricist in the UK’ by Kiss100, he has been likened to the lyrical intensity of Tupac with all the sparkle of Frank Sinatra. Kasha’s “unorthodox and “inspirational” style has been described as a breath of freshest air for Hip Hop. He tells serious stories of his surroundings, the problems in the world and his dreams but he always has time to throw in fun and positivity.

Chris Brown

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) from Tappahannock, Virginia. In late 2005, he released his first studio album, Chris Brown, which spawned the Billboard Hot 100 number-one debut single, "Run It!" which was produced by Scott Storch and featured Juelz Santana. The album also produced two other top ten singles: "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" and "Say Goodbye." Brown's second studio album, Exclusive was released worldwide in November 2007.

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Rapture Ruckus

Rapture Ruckus is a Christian hip hop group from Wellington, New Zealand, currently signed to Tooth & Nail and Parachute Records. Formed in 2001, the group currently consists of rapper Brad Dring, DJ Soane Tonga, guitarist Geoff Duncan and drummer Gio Lesa. Their first album, the self titled Rapture Ruckus, was released in 2002 and gained a large underground following. Then followed the Limited Edition EP in 2005, and their second studio album I Believe in 2006, which won the 2006 Gospel Album of the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards.

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