Category: Rap


Harmony

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Harmony (born Pamela Scott) was a female hip-hop rapper from the early ’90s. She was a member of hip-hop music group Boogie Down Productions.
let there be harmonyIn 1990, she released her only solo album “Let There Be Harmony” on Virgin Records. The album managed to peak at #77 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.

The singles released from the album “Poundcake” and “Your Love Ain’t Right” didn’t appear to make it on the Billboard music charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Harmony has faded into obscurity. Not much has been heard from her these days.

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

P-19

p-19P-19 was a hip-hop\rap group from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Tandem Records.
hundred percent dopeIn 1991, they released their only album “100% Dope Out the Ghetto”. It’s unknown how or if the album was successful at all.
mass confusionThe only single released from the album “Mass Confusion” failed to chart at all. After that, it seems as if they’ve faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since the ’90s.

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

youngen
The Youngen was a male hip-hop rapper from the early ’90s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Tandem Records.
hell to new schoolIn 1991, he released his debut album “Hell To the New School.” It’s unknown how or if the album made any charts at all.
big boo tThe only single released from the album “Big Boo ‘T'” didn’t appear to make the charts at all. After that, it seems as if The Youngen has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what he’s up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Big Boo ‘T’,” go to:

7One 2 Men-E was a hip-hop\rap duo from the ‘early 90s. Not much information is given about them, but according to a comment from YouTube, they were from Tyler, Texas.
one 2 men eIn 1990, they released the cassette “Headed For the Top” which was recorded in Yakima, Washington. It’s unknown how or if it made any impact at all. After that, it seems as if they’ve faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what they are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Where I Come From,” go to:

nquikkNic’ee Quikk (born Sha-ron Huling from the West Coast of the United States) was a female hip-hop rapper from the ‘early 90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Miracle Records.
nquickIn 1992, Nic’ee released a mini-album called “Nic’ee’s Trickii”. It’s unknown how or if it made any impact on the charts at all.
bootycallA year later in 1993, she released the single “Booty Call.” After that, it seems as if Nic’ee Quikk has faded into obscurity. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.

To see a fan-made video for “Nic’ee’s Trikki,” go to:

Shazzy

shazzyShazzy (born Sherry Raquel Marsh from Queens, New York) was a female hip-hop rapper from the ‘early 90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Elektra Records.
attitudeIn 1990, she released her debut album “Attitude: A Hip-Hop Rapsody.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted, but it received moderate reviews from critics.

The two singles released from the album “Giggahoe” and “Keep it Flowin'” didn’t appear to make much impact on the charts at all.
ghettosburgIn 1994, it appears as if Shazzy was supposed to release her sophomore album “Ghettosburg Address”, but from the looks of it, it was never given an official release, but a promotional cassette was released (according to Discogs.com).

The title song and the song “Pass Anotha Bag” were released as singles, but didn’t chart at all. After that, it seems as if Shazzy has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she’s up to these days.

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

To see the music video for “Keep it Flowin’,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Pass Anotha Bag,” go to:

Young Lay

young layYoung Lay (born Lathan Williams in 1975 in Vallejo, California) is a hip-hop gangsta rapper who began his career in the ’90s.
all about my fettiIn 1995, he was featured on the soundtrack to the film “New Jersey Drive” with the song “All About My Fetti” which peaked at #50 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart.

During that same year and before releasing his debut album, Young Lay was shot at point blank range in the head while he was sitting in a car, leaving him comatose for several days. He survived the incident, but his assailant was never found.

In May of 1996 (a few weeks before the release of Young Lay’s debut album), his teenage girlfriend Daphne Boyden was murdered in her home and their newborn child, Le-Zhan was abducted. Due to suspected foul play in Daphne’s murder and Le-Zhan’s abduction, the case was featured on TV shows “Unsolved Mysteries” and “America’s Most Wanted.”
black n dangerousAlso in that same year, Young Lay released his debut album “Black N’ Dangerous” on Atlantic Records which peaked at #17 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart and #42 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
playah's modeHis follow-up single from his debut album “Playah’s Mode” was released, but didn’t make the charts at all.
unsolved mysteriesIn 1998, he released his sophomore album “Unsolved Mysteries” which was dedicated to his girlfriend and son. It’s unknown how or if the album made much impact. Young Lay was later sentenced to twelve years in prison for a 1999 armed robbery which apparently put his career on hold.

In November of 2002, his son Le-Zhan was found after an anonymous tip was called in which led to the arrest of one of Daphne’s murderers, Latasha Brown who was raising Le-Zhan as her own child. Latasha and her cousin, Ocianetta Williams were arrested for Daphne’s murder & Le-Zhan’s abduction.
don't get it twistedIn 2003, Young Lay released his third album “Don’t Get It Twisted” (apparently while still incarcerated). It’s unknown how much impact it made at all.
lifeline A year later in 2004, he released his fourth album “Young Lay Presents: Lifeline Original Soundtrack.” Like his previous album, it’s unknown how much impact it made at all.

In 2010, Young Lay was released from prison. In 2011, he released the song “True Religion” which also had a music video as well. Since then, not much has been heard from Young Lay and it appears as if he’s faded into obscurity. Not much has been heard from him in quite some time.

To see the music video for “All About My Fetti,” go to:

To see the music video for “Playah’s Mode,” go to:

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

Angie Martinez

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Angie Martinez (born Angela Martinez on January 9, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former hip-hop rapper from the early 2000s.

While growing up in Brooklyn, Angie was introduced to music from her mother (who worked as a program director at a jazz music radio station). She later discovered hip-hop music and worked at a radio station in Miami, Florida, answering phones.

After returning to New York, Angie began working at radio station Hot 97. Rapper KRS-One encouraged her to give rapping a chance and Angie’s impressive improvisational rapping skills led to her working with Redman on his single “Heart Beat” and she also got a chance to work with Mary J. Blige.

In 1997, Angie was featured on Lil’ Kim’s single “Not Tonight” (which also featured Da Brat, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes from TLC and Missy Elliott). The song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was even nominated for a Grammy Award.

A year later, she was featured on Beenie Man’s single “Tell Me” which was a moderate hit on the R&B charts. Angie was featured on other artists’ songs such as Cuban Link & N.O.R.E. along with recording interludes for mixtapes by DJ Clue, Kid Capri and DJ Kayslay.

Angie even appeared in the music video for Jay-Z and R. Kelly’s song “Guilty Until Proven Innocent”. She would later sign with Elektra Records.
R-5860147-1405681743-5854.jpegIn 2000, Angie released her debut single “Mi Amor” featuring Jay-Z, which peaked at #51 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.
dem thangsHer follow-up single “Dem Thangs” peaked at #24 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart and #80 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
upclosepersonalIn April of 2001, Angie released her debut album “Up Close and Personal” which peaked at #32 on the Billboard 200 and #7 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
coast2coastHer third single “Coast 2 Coast (Suavemente)” featuring Wyclef Jean didn’t appear to make the Billboard charts at all. One of the tracks from her debut album “Live at Jimmy’s” managed to peak at #22 on Billboard’s Latin Tropical\Salsa Airplay chart.

After the release of her debut album, Angie began working on her follow-up album and in order to build anticipation for it, she appeared on the BET Network’s show “Rap City” and began a nationwide radio tour.
if i could goIn 2002, Angie released the lead single from her upcoming album “If I Could Go” featuring rapper Sacario and R&B singer Lil’ Mo.

The song peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, #11 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart, #11 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart, #12 on Billboard’s Top 40 Tracks chart and #26 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles chart, staying on the chart for 22 weeks. It became Angie’s highest chart appearance on the Hot 100 to date.
animalhouseIn August of that same year, Angie released her follow-up album “Animal House” which peaked at #11 on the Billboard 200 and #6 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
takeyouhomeThe follow-up single “Take You Home” featuring R&B singer Kelis, peaked at #85 on the Billboard Hot 100, #19 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart and #62 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks.

After the release of her sophomore album, Angie was featured on a remix for Lil’ Mo’s song “Gangsta” and Nina Sky’s hype single “Time to Go.” After that, she announced that she was retiring from the music recording business to focus on other projects.

During that same year, Angie was hired to judge the second season of “American Idol,” but quit after a couple days of auditions, citing discomfort with crushing the auditoners’ dreams. In June of 2003, she gave birth to a son, Niko, whose father is Tamir “Nokio” Ruffin from R&B group Dru Hill.

These days, Angie works as a radio personality on THE BEAT 103.5 and is known as “The Voice of NY”.

In 2015, she released a cooking book called “Healthy Latin Eating: Our Favorite Family Recipes Remixed” with Angelo Sosa. Angie is also planning on releasing a memoir due to be released in May of 2016.

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

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

To see the music video for “Coast 2 Coast (Suavemente),” go to:

To see the music video for “If I Could Go,” go to:

To see the music video for “Take You Home,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Live at Jimmy’s,” go to:

 

 

Mocha

mochaMocha (born Aleesha J. Rivers) was a female hip-hop rapper from the late ’90s\early 2000s.

Her vocals have been featured on various artists’ tracks such as Missy Elliott, Nicole Wray, MC Lyte and Timbaland.
runningIn 2000, Mocha released her first single “Runnin’ S***” which was produced by Timbaland. It’s unknown how or if the song made the charts at all.

The song was supposed to be featured on Mocha’s debut album “Bella Mafia” (produced by Timbaland and Missy Elliott), but according to research, the album was never released.

Also according to research, Mocha also released a digital album called “One Day at a Time” in 2007, but not much information is known about it.

These days, Mocha resides in Richmond, Virginia where she is a mother and owns her own bakery business.

To see a fan-made video for “Runnin’ S***,” go to:

Doggy’s Angels

doggy angelsDoggy’s Angels was a female rap trio formed by rapper Snoop Dogg that consisted of Big Chan (born Chan Gaines), Coniyac (born Kim Proby) and Kola Loc (born Kola Marion).
baby if you're readyIn 2000, they released their debut single “Baby If You’re Ready” (featuring singer Latoiya Williams). The song topped Billboard’s Rap Songs chart and also peaked at #18 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart, #2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart and #28 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
ridaz with meTheir follow-up single “Ridaz With Me” didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts.
pleezebaleevitIn November of that same year, Doggy’s Angels released their only album “Pleezbaleevit!” which peaked at #35 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, #8 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart and #7 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart.

The release of Doggy’s Angels’ debut album led to a lawsuit by Columbia Pictures who claimed that the trio’s album cover infringed on their “Charlie’s Angels” movie franchise.

The trio’s record label, TVT Records responded by removing the cover image & promotional artwork and renamed the trio “Tha Angels,” but by 2002, they had disbanded.

In 2005, Chan Gaines sued the record label for $100 million in royalties for her performances with the trio. The suit was settled a year later.

These days, Chan Gaines appears to work as a fashion designer with her clothing line called Cyndarella Coutoure while Kim Proby and Kola Marion have their own solo music careers.

To see the music video for “Baby If You’re Ready,” go to:

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