Category: Hip-Hop


Paradise (Rapper)

paradiseParadise was a female rapper from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about this artist, but she appeared to be signed to the Solar Records label.
downnggaIn 1992, she was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Deep Cover” with the track “Down With My N***a” which was releaed as a single. It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact on the charts at all.
above rimIn 1994, Paradise appeared on the soundtrack to another film “Above the Rim” with the track “Hoochies Need Love Too.”
gangrelatedParadise’s last music appearance to date was in 1997 on the soundtrack to the film “Gang Related” with the track “Devotion.”

These days, it’s unknown what Paradise is up to and it appears as if she has faded into obscurity.

To see a fan-made video for “Down With My N***a”, go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Hoochies Need Love Too,” go to:

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

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The Homeboy Project

homeboy projectThe Homeboy Project was a hip-hop\R&B group from the ’90s that consisted of Jay Fitzgerald, Jay Strong & Vincent Morris.
brotherIn 1991, they released their only album “Brother” on Polydor Records. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
do your danceThe only single released from the album “Do Your Dance” didn’t appear to make any charts at all either, but their music video was directed & written by director Spike Lee.

After that, it seems as the Homeboy Project has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what the members of the group are currently up to.

To see the music video for “Do Your Dance,” go to:

Karen Kenny ‎

karen kennyKaren Kenny was an R&B\hip-hop singer from the ’90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Fairplay Records.
crazy loveIn 1996, she released her only album to date “Crazy Love.” It’s unknown how or if the album attracted any attention or made any impact on the charts.
crazy love singleThe title song was released as a single, but didn’t appear to chart. After that, it seems as if Karen has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the ’90s.

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

4 Keeps

4 keepsFour Keeps is a hip-hop female quartet from the ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Showtime Records.
give it to meIn 1994, they released their only single to date “Give It To Me” which did not appear to chart at all on the Billboard charts, but a music video was made for the track.

After that, it seems as 4 Keeps has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since the ’90s.

To see the music video for “Give It to Me,” go to:

Strawberri Love

Strawberri Love ‎– As We LayStrawberri Love was a hip-hop music artist from the ’90s. Not much information is given about this artist, but Strawberri was signed to Backstage Records.

In 1997, Strawberri released the single “As We Lay.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact or attracted any attention at all.

After that, it seems as if Strawberri Love has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what this artist is currently up to these days.

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Mellow J

mellow jMellow J (from Miami, Florida) was a male hip-hop rapper from the early’ 90s. Not much information is given about him, but he released singles on the Amran, Backstage and Convertible Records labels.
real white boy from miamiIn 1991, Mellow J released the single “The Real White Boy From Miami” on Amran Records which featured four songs. It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact at all.
shake raddle roll
In 1993, he released his second single “Shake Raddle Roll” on Backstage Records. Like his previous single, it’s unknown how or if it made any impact too.
freak me babyHis last single “Freak Me Baby” (also released in 1993) also flopped and after that, it seems as if Mellow J has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what he’s currently up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “It’s About Time” (from “The Real White Boy From Miami” single), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Break It On Down” (from “The Real White Boy From Miami” single), go to:

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

brain damageBrain Damage was a male hip-hop artist from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to the Hot Records Label.
bdmage 6 AMIn 1990, he released his only album to date “6AM.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
gimme that thingThe only single released from the album was “Gimmie That Thang\Africa From the Zulu Nation” which didn’t appear to chart at all.
brain damage ohh babyAfter that, nothing much was heard from Brain Damage until 1998 when he released the single “Ohh Baby Baby” on BackStage Records which also didn’t appear to make any impact on the music charts at all.

After that, it appears as if Brain Damage has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what he’s currently up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Gimmie That Thang,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Africa From the Zulu Nation,” go to:

MC Shan

MC ShanMC Shan (born Shawn Moltke on September 6, 1965 in Queensbridge, Queens, New York City, New York) is a male hip-hop\R&B artist, songwriter & producer. He is the cousin of DJ and record producer Marley Marl.
feed the worldIn 1985, he released his debut single “Feed the World” on MCA Records. It’s unknown how or if the song charted, but he was later dropped from the label. Despite that, he signed with Cold Chillin’ Records due to his relationship with Marley Marl & became a member of his Juice Crew All-Stars.

During that same year, MC Shan was involved in a hip-hop rivalry called “The Bridge Wars” (which was caused by a dispute over hip-hop music’s true birthplace and the retaliation over rejecting a record for airplay) that involved Marley Marl’s Juice Crew and hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions.

The feud began when he and Marley Marl released a track called “The Bridge.” It would eventually come to an end towards the end of the ’80s.

In 2016, MC Shan revived his part of the feud in an interview, pointing out that they never actually battled & that he was showing some resentment regarding the claim the KRS “took Shan out” and having to live with the stigma of “losing” the battle.

He would also claim that he wanted to record a response to the track “The Bridge Is Over”, but Marley Marl stopped him from doing so. He also included a three-minute freestyle in an over the phone interview and KRS quickly responded.
down by lawIn August of 1987, MC Shan released his debut album “Down By Law” which peaked at #40 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, but missed the Billboard 200.
let me lonelyThe only charting single from the album was the track “Left Me Lonely” which peaked at #71 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart (staying on the chart for 9 weeks).

The other singles from the album: “Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing!”, “Beat Biter” and a remixed version of the album’s title track didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts.
born to be wildIn October of 1988, MC Shan released his follow-up album “Born to Be Wild” which didn’t appear to chart at all.

The only single released from the album was “I Pioneered This”, but it’s unknown how or if it charted at all. During that same year, he was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Colors” with the track “A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste”.
play it again shanIn 1990, MC Shan released his third (and last album to date) “Play it Again, Shan” which displayed a more mature style than his previous two albums, but didn’t appear to chart at all.

The singles released from the album “It Don’t Mean A Thing”, “Time For Us To Defend Ourselves” and “Ain’t It Good To You” didn’t appear to make any impact on the charts.

In 1992 and 1993, MC Shan released two singles on Cold Chillin’ Records’ sub-label, Livin’ Large: “Hip Hop Roughneck” and “Pee-Nile Reunion / Don’t Call It A Comeback.” Also in 1993, he produced Canadian hip-hop artist Snow’s song “Informer” which became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

His recording career took a break as he focused on producing music, but he was featured on Nas’ 2000 compliation album “QB’s Finest” on the track “Da Bridge 2000.”

These days, it appears as if MC Shan is still active with his music career and according to his Facebook page, he is planning on releasing a new album in mid-June of this year.

To see MC Shan’s Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/mcshanmusic/

To see a fan-made video for “Feed the World,” go to:

To see the music video for “Left Me Lonely,” go to:

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

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

To see a fan-made video for “Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Pioneered This,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” go to:

To see the music video for “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” go to:

To see the music video for “Time For Us to Defend Ourselves,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Ain’t It Good to You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Hip Hop Roughneck,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Pee-Nile Reunion,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Call It a Comeback,” go to:

Nubian M.O.B.Nubian M.O.B. (which means “Musically Organized Brothers”) was a hip-hop\contemporary R&B trio from the ’90s that consisted of lead vocalist Icewater, rapper & dancer Set Up and DJ Flamboyant.

According to Icewater, their name means “black mass” which refers to all sisters and brothers of color coming together under one mass.
Nubian M.O.B. albumIn 1992, they released their self-titled debut (and only) album on the Cold Chillin’ record label. It’s unknown how or if the album charted, but it was entirely produced by Daddy-O (from hip-hop group Stetsasonic).

The two singles released from the album “Hey Y’all (The M.O.B.’s All Here)” and “Farway to Go” failed to chart at all.

After that, it seems as if the Nubian M.O.B. have faded into obscurity. These days, Icewater has been doing radio shows and working on solo music.

As for Set Up and DJ Flamboyant, it’s unknown what they’re up to these days. Nothing much has been heard from them since the ’90s.

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

Menace Clan

Menace ClanMenace Clan was a hip-hop duo from South Central Los Angeles, California that consisted of Dante “Dee” Miller and Walter “Assassin” Adams.

After signing a record deal with Rap-A-Lot Records, they appeared on albums by hip-hop artists Poppa LQ & Bushwick Bill (who is a member of rap group, the Geto Boys) and contributed a verse to the All-Star track “The Points.”
da hoodIn October of 1995, the Menace Clan released their debut (and only) album “Da Hood” which peaked at #44 on Billboard’s Top R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart and #33 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.

The two singles released from the album “Da Hood” and “What You Say” failed to make any impact on the music charts at all.

After that, the Menace Clan continued to stay with their record label, appearing on the Geto Boys’ album “The Resurrection” and rapper Scarface’s album “My Homies” before leaving in 1998.

The duo’s last musical appearance was on artist D-Red’s album “Smokin’ & Lean’n 2000” and Dante was featured on rapper Lil’ Flip’s underground debut album “The Leprechaun.”

After that, nothing much was heard from the Menace Clan and it appears as if they have faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what Dee and Assassin are up to these days.

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

To see the music video for “What You Say,” go to: