Category: Hip-Hop


The Breekout Krew

Matt's MoodThe Breekout Krew was a hip-hop/dance music duo from the ’80s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Next Plateau Records.

In 1984, they released a single called “Matt’s Mood” which peaked at #51 on the U.K. Singles chart, but not in the United States.

After that, it seems as if the Breekout Krew has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since the ’80s.

To see a fan-made video for “Matt’s Mood,” go to:

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Dynamic Breakers

Dynamic BreakersThe Dynamic Breakers were a hip-hop music and breakdancing group from Queens, New York whose members consisted of Airborne (born Jose Lopez), Flip (born Juan Barranco), Kano (born Milton Torres) and Spider (born Cliff Lyons). They also had another breakdancer named Duce (born Julio Martinez from New Jersey), signature move was the doo-rag-enhanced extra long headspin.

The guys were all teammates on their high school gymnastics team and formed their own crew after they were given the opportunity to sign to a management company.

Under their new management, the Dynamic Breakers began putting together routines they choreographed and got their big break when they appeared on the TV show “That’s Incredible.”

They also made appearances in films such as “Flashdance,” “Delivery Boys,” “The Exterminator” & “The Last Dragon” and on the NBC network series “The New Show.”

The Dynamic Breakers appeared on the ABC network’s local New York affiliate channel, WABC-Channel 7 in a televised talent contest sponsored by Swatch where they won first place. The grand prize of the contest was supposed to be a role in the film “Beat Street,” but due to a financial dispute between the group’s management & the film producers, they never appeared in the film.
dynamic total controlIn 1984, they released their debut single “Dynamic (Total Control)” on the Sunnyview Records label which peaked at #83 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.

The song was originally supposed to be a duet with rap group Total Control, but due to a dispute with their record label, the Dynamic Breakers were credited as the artists on the single even though Total Control were responsible for most of the content on the song.
kimA year later, they released their follow-up single “Kim” (without Total Control) which didn’t appear to make the charts at all.

The Dynamic Breakers became featured acts for hip-hop artists such as Kurtis Blow, Whodini, Fat Boys and even Run DMC in hip-hop tours Fresh Fest and Fresh Fest 2.

By the time Fresh Fest 2 came around, a couple of the original members of the Dynamic Brakers had left the group and were replaced. Once the breakdancing fad died down, the group faded into obscurity. It’s currently unknown what the members of the group are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Dynamic (Total Control),” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Kim,” go to:

To see a video for the Dynamic Breakers and their performances, go to:

The W.I.S.E. Guyz

The W.I.S.E. Guyz
The W.I.S.E. Guyz was a hip-hop music group from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Atlantic Records and two of the members consisted of Dwayne Simon & Lorenzo Grooms.
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In 1989, the group released their debut album “eF yoU eN Kay E.” It’s unknown how or if the album made any impact on the charts at all.
time for peaceThe first single “Time For Peace” didn’t appear to chart, but the music video received some airplay on RockAmerica.
If My Pillow Could TalkThe follow-up single “If My Pillow Could Talk” also flopped and after that, it appeared as if the W.I.S.E. Guyz disbanded.

Since then, Dwayne Simon has written songs for artists such as LL Cool J, TLC, Blaque, Nick Cannon, Kid Rock, Amanda Blank and Kristinia DeBarge.

Lorenzo Grooms has also written songs for artists such as Gina Thompson and Funkmaster Flex & Big Kap. As for the other members, it’s unknown what they are currently up to.

To see the music video for “Time for Peace,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “If My Pillow Could Talk,” go to:

KMD

kmdKMD (which stands for “Kausing Much Damage” or “A Positive Kause in a Much Damaged Society”) was a hip-hop music trio from the early ’90s.

The trio originally consisted of rapper\producer Zev Love X (born Daniel Dumile in London, England), his younger brother DJ Subroc (born Dingilizwe Dumile) and rapper Rodan. The three of them were Black Muslims that were active in the Allah Ansaar community.

They formed the group in 1988 in Long Island, New York and first started off as a graffiti crew which also practiced breakdance. Rodan left the group to finish up high school and was replaced by member Onyx the Birthstone Kid (born Alonzo Hodge).

MC Serch (member of the hip-hop group 3rd Bass) met KMD at community functions and recruited them to appear on 3rd Bass’ track “The Gas Face” (from their album “The Cactus Album”). The trio’s guest appearance on 3rd Bass’ album attracted the attention of A&R executive Dante Ross who signed them to a record deal with Elektra Records.
mr hoodIn 1991, KMD released their debut album “Mr. Hood” which peaked at #67 on Billboard’s Top R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album heavily sampled old children’s TV shows and recordings.

The first single from the album “Peachfuzz” peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart, making it their only highest charting single to date. The follow-up single “Who Me?” peaked at #19 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart.
bbIn 1993, KMD began recording their follow-up album called “Black Bastards.” The content of the album was different from their previous one as it contained songs centered on drinking, sex and drugs. Onyx the Birthstone Kid left the group during the recording sessions and his verse was taken off the track “Plumskinzz.”

Before the “Black Bastards” album was scheduled to be released, Subroc died in a car accident. Not long after that, Elektra Records dropped KMD from their label. The album’s titled & cover art was too controversial for the label; Zev Love X created the cover art which consisted of a Sambo caricature being hanged in a game of hangman.

Elektra Records instructed Dante Ross to give Zev Love X the master tapes for the “Black Bastards” album and $20,000 as incentive to leave the label. KMD’s sophomore album was heavily bootlegged until 2001 when it was given a formal release by the Readyrock Records record label.

After KMD came to an end, Zev Love X left the music scene until 1997 when he reemerged as hip-hop artist MF Doom where he continues to be active in the music business today.
0ee17e12ee2a3ed833ff9736556e4efc.1000x1000x1In August of 2017, MF Doom released a new KMD track called “True Lightyears” featuring artist Jay Electronica as the first single of an upcoming album called “Crack in Time.”

As for Onyx the Birthstone Kid, it’s unknown what he’s up to these days and it appears as if he has faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “Peachfuzz,” go to:

To see the music video for “Who Me?,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “What A N***y Knows” (from their “Black Bastards” album), go to:

tucka da huntamanTucka Da Huntaman (whose real name is Kevin Tucker) is a male hip-hop rapper from the ’90s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Profile Records.
da hunt is onIn 1995, he released the single “Da Hunt Is On/Watch Your Back,” but it didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts.

After that, it seems as if Tucka Da Huntaman faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from him since the ’90s.

To see the music video for “Watch Your Back,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Da Hunt is On,” go to:

MC Rell & The HouserockersMC Rell & The Houserockers were a hip-hop music act from the late ’80s. Not much information is given about this artist, but they were signed to the PolyGram Records label.
into the futureIn 1989, MC Rell & The Houserockers released their debut and only album “Into the Future.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

The only singles released from the album, the title song and “Life of An Entertainer” didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts.

After that, it seems as if MC Rell & The Houserockers have faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from since the ’80s.

To see the music video for “Into the Future,” go to:

To see the music video for “Life of An Entertainer,” go to:

Semaj And The N Crowd

groove meSemaj and the N Crowd was a hip-hop music artist from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about this artist, but he was signed to the Basement Flava Records label.

In 1992, he released his only single “Groove Me.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Semaj and the N Crowd has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from him since the ’90s.

To see a fan-made video for “Groove Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “This Time” (the b-side of the “Groove Me” single), go to:

B-Mad

B-Mad
B-Mad was a hip-hop music act from the ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the Circle Jam Records label.
Outta-BedrockIn 1994, they released their only album “Outta-Bedrock” on cassette. It’s unknown how or if the album generated any success.

After that, it seems as if B-Mad has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been from them since the ’90s.

To see a fan-made video for “Sack Season,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Brain Washed,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Fillies Forever Freaking,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Dedication,” go to:

Slamm Syndicate

slamm syndicateSlamm Syndicate was a hip-hop music group from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the Wrap Records label.
itsourturnIn 1990, they released their debut album “It’s Our Turn.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

The only singles released from the album “What’s Going On” and “The Bump” failed to make any impact on the charts at all.

Two years later in 1992, Slamm Syndicate released their last album to date “Every Dog Has Its Day.” Like their debut album, it failed to chart at all along with the single “Dance Floor.”

After that, it seems as if Slamm Syndicate has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since the ’90s and it’s unknown what the members of the group are currently up to.

To see a fan-made video for the track “Strictly for the Nizzos” (from their second album), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Funky Dog” (from their second album), go to:

fe la antoineFe-La Antoine was a hip-hop\bass music duo from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the Wrap Records label.
f la antoine albumIn 1990, they released their only album “This House Is Smokin’.” It’s unknown how or if the album made any impact on the charts at all.

The two singles released from the album “The Nasty” and “This Party” didn’t appear to make any music charts.

After that, it seems as if Fe-La Antoine has faded into obscurity and it’s unknown what they’re up to these days.

To see the music video for “The Nasty,” go to: