Category: Rap


Too Down

Too DownToo Down was a Latin hip-hop/rap duo that consisted of Kid Rock and Rock K. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the I.R.S. Records label.
Ballin' After DarkIn 1993, they released their debut and only album “Ballin’ After Dark.” It’s unknown how much impact the album made or if it ever charted.

The two singles released from the album: “The Oceanfront” (featuring singer Shiro) and “You Got It Going On” failed to make the charts at all.

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

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

To see a fan-made video for “You Got It Going On,” go to:

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Don Jagwarr

Don JagwarrDon Jagwarr (born Duane Earle from Trindad) is a hip-hop rapper from the ’90s who combined hardcore rap & raggamuffin music along with West Coast G-funk grooves into a style he called “ragga-funk.”
for your listening pleasureIn 1990, he released an album called “For Your Listening Pleasure” under the name “Earle the Poet,” but according to research, it was released promotionally on cassette and it’s unknown how successful it was.

In 1992, Don made an uncredited appearance on Ice Cube’s single “Wicked” and was subsequently signed to the Street Knowledge/Priority record label. He also wrote the tracks “Switchez” and “It’s On” for Eazy-E.

In 1994, he released the album “Faded.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all along with the lone single from the album “Who Do You Fear?”

After that, not much was heard from Don and it appeared as if he faded into obscurity, but according to Discogs.com & further research, he is now the owner of a restaurant called Earle’s (formerly known as Earlez Grille‏) in Los Angeles, California.

To see the music video for “Who Do You Fear?”, go to:

To see the music video for “High Noon” (from his album “For Your Listening Pleasure”), 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:

Larry Larr

larry larrLarry Larr (born Lawrence Hill in Logan, Pennsylvania) is a male rapper from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to the Ruffhouse Records label.
Da Wizzard Of OddsIn 1991, he released his debut and only album “Da Wizzard of Odds.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
Larry, That's What They Call MeThe first single from the album “Larry, That’s What They Call Me” peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart.
ConfusedThe follow-up single “Confused” peaked at #10 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart and #87 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart (staying on the chart for only 3 weeks).
catch the flavaIn 1992, he released the single “Catch the Flava” which featured artist Kid Funkie on the Flava Records label. It’s unknown how much impact the single made at all.
It's The LLarry Larr’s last musical release was the 1993 single “It’s the L” which was released on the Get Paid Records label. After that, it seems as if Larry has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what he’s up to these days.

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

To see the music video for “Larry, That’s What They Call Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Catch the Flava,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “It’s the L,” go to:

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:

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:

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:

G. Dep

g depG. Dep (born Trevell Gerald Coleman on November 19, 1973 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York) is a male rapper from the 2000s. His stage name is short for “Ghetto Dependent”.

Growing up, G. Dep was raised by his grandmother in the James Weldon Johnson Housing Projects. After meeting Sean “Diddy” Combs in 1998, he was signed to a $350,000 five-album deal with Bad Boy Records. In 1999, he was featured on two tracks on Black Rob’s album “Life Story.”
child of ghettoIn 2001, he released his debut album “Child of the Ghetto” which peaked at #106 on the Billboard 200 and #23 on Billboard’s Top R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart.
let's get itHis first single “Let’s Get It” (featuring P. Diddy and Black Rob) peaked at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100, #5 on Billboard’s Rap Singles chart & #18 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks and became G. Dep’s only appearance on the Hot 100 chart to date.
special deliveryThe follow-up single “Special Delivery” missed the Billboard Hot 100, but managed to peak at #59 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. Due to the less than stellar sales of G. Dep’s debut album, he was dropped from Bad Boy Records.

After the release of his debut album, G. Dep struggled with an addiction to PCP and had been convicted & served time in prison for robbery. Since 2003, he had been arrested for not only robbery, but also for drug offenses & grand larceny.
bad boyIn 2007, G. Dep and rapper Loon released a collaboration album called “Bad Boy” on Siccness Records. It’s unknown how successful the album was.
ghetto legendIn 2010 (nine years after his debut album was released), he released his sophomore album “Ghetto Legend” on Famous Records.

In December of that same year, G. Dep turned himself into authorities where he confessed to murdering a man in Queens in 1993. In May of 2011, he was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the murder.

To see the music video for “Let’s Get It,” go to:

To see the music for “Special Delivery,” go to: