2Mex

Alejandro Ocana, better known by his stage name 2Mex, is a rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is a member of The Visionaries and Of Mexican Descent. He has collaborated with underground hip hop artists such as Jel, Omid, Thavius Beck, Factor, Radioinactive and Isaiah « Ikey » Owens. He is a member of the Project Blowed…

Ugly Duckling

Ugly Duckling is an American hip hop group that formed around 1993 in Long Beach, California. Ugly Duckling’s members include Dizzy Dustin (Dustin McFarland), Young Einstein (Rodney Pleasant Jr.) and Andy Cat (Andy Cooper). They took the name Ugly Duckling because they felt like outcasts on the Southern California hip hop scene of the mid-1990s.…

R.A. The Rugged Man

R.A. the Rugged Man, is an emcee from Stony Brook, Long Island. He began his music career at age 12. At 18, he signed to Jive Records. R.A.’s legend, perpetuated by the P.R. biographies at his various labels, say he was dropped due to violent and disgusting behavior, but in interviews he disputes many of…

Q-Tip

Kamaal Ibn John Fareed (born Jonathan Davis on April 10, 1970), better known by his stage name Q-Tip, is an American hip hop recording artist from St. Albans, Queens, New York, part of the critically acclaimed group A Tribe Called Quest. John Bush of Allmusic called him « the best rapper/producer in hip-hop history, » while editors…

P.E.A.C.E.

Mtulazaji Davis, better known by his stage name Peace (usually styled P.E.A.C.E.) is a rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is a member of Freestyle Fellowship along with Aceyalone, Myka 9 and Self Jupiter. He has released two solo albums. Peace grew up mostly in Los Angeles, California. However, he stated that he lived in…

Madvillain

Madvillain is yet another collaboration by Stones Throw big shot Madlib, this time with masked MC MF Doom. Madlib, who had been listening to Doom’s Operation: Doomsday (1999), was impressed by the MC’s lyrics and beats and contacted Doom to talk about the possibility of working together. Though Doom had never heard of Madlib at…

KMD

KMD (Kausing Much Damage, or A positive Kause in a Much Damaged society) was an American hip hop trio active in the early 1990s. The group is best known for launching the career of rapper and producer Zev Love X, who later became MF Doom. Zev Love X and his younger brother DJ Subroc formed…