Thomas Rusiak (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrǔːʂak] ;[ citation needed ] born Erik Thomas Sihlberg 8 November 1976) is a Swedish rapper, hip hop producer, musician and singer. Rusiak's father was the rather prominent Polish jazz saxophonist, Alfred Banasiak. Rusiak was initially a member of the Stockholm-based hiphop group Sherlock and later closely associated with the popular Swedish rapper Petter, with whom Rusiak worked as a producer and occasional supporting rapper. Rusiak launched his solo career in 2000 with several prominent Swedish artists contributing to his debut album Magic Villa , including Titiyo, Teddybears STHLM and award winning producer Christian Falk.
Marlon Williams, better known by his stage name Marley Marl, is an American DJ, record producer, rapper and record label founder, primarily operating in hip hop music. Marlon grew up in Queensbridge housing projects located in Queens New York. He is credited with influencing a number of hip hop icons such as RZA, DJ Premier, and Pete Rock. He was also featured on Eric B. & Rakim's "Paid In Full" from their debut album which was also recorded in his studio. As a producer, one notable project was LL Cool J's Mama Said Knock You Out. Marley Marl became interested in music, by performing in local talent shows, during the early days of rap music. He caught his big break in 1984, with artist Roxanne Shante's hit Roxanne's Revenge. Marley Marl is also responsible for starting the musical band Juice Crew alongside DJ Mr. Magic.
Teddybears are a Swedish alternative rock band formed in 1991, known for mixing pop, rock, hip hop, electronica, reggae, punk and many other genres.
Petter Alexis Askergren,, who simply uses his given name Petter as a stage name, is a rap artist from Stockholm, Sweden, rapping in Swedish. He debuted in 1998 with the album Mitt sjätte sinne, which became a success and started the Swedish hip hop boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He owns a record company called Bananrepubliken. He also studied art history at Uppsala University for some time. He has also worked with the famous Norwegian rap producer Tommy Tee several times in his career. Petter also frequently works with Swedish disk jockey Patrik Elofsson who goes by the stage name DJ Sleepy.
Emerging in the first half of the 1980s, Swedish hip hop was first heard from the cities of Stockholm and Malmö. In the early days, most rappers in Sweden rapped in English. Funkalics and The Latin Kings, two very different acts united by their innovative use of the Swedish language, debuted a decade later and paved the way for a second, and bigger, breakthrough for Swedish hip hop. Today, some of the most popular rappers use Swedish, often in different accents.
Tommy Flaaten, best known by his stage name Tommy Tee, is a Norwegian record producer, rapper, broadcaster, record executive, concert promoter and magazine publisher. He is known as the godfather of Norwegian hip hop. Tee owns the label Tee Productions, which is located in Oslo, Norway and is Norway's leading hip hop label. As well, he publishes Norway's only graffiti magazine and hosts a weekly national rap radio program.
The Juice Crew was a Hip Hop collective made up largely of Queensbridge –based artists in the mid–to–late 1980s. Founded by producer Marley Marl and radio DJ Mr. Magic, and housed by Tyrone Williams' record label Cold Chillin' Records, the Juice Crew helped introduce New School artists Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shanté and Kool G Rap. The crew produced many answer records and engaged with numerous "beefs" – primarily with rival radio jock Kool DJ Red Alert and the South Bronx's Boogie Down Productions, as well as the "posse cut", "The Symphony".
Hip hop production is the creation of hip hop music in a recording studio. While the term encompasses all aspects of hip hop music creation, including recording the rapping of an MC, a turntablist or DJ providing a beat, playing samples and "scratching" using record players and the creation of a rhythmic backing track, using a drum machine or sequencer, it is most commonly used to refer to recording the instrumental, non-lyrical and non-vocal aspects of hip hop.
Road to the Riches is the debut album by hip hop duo Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, which was released in 1989 on then-prominent hip hop label Cold Chillin' Records. The album is notable in that it set off the mafioso rap trend with the title track "Road to the Riches," which received strong rotation on the TV show Yo! MTV Raps, and was later featured on the old-school hip hop radio station Playback FM from the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Most of the songs, however, are not crime-related. Other popular songs included "It's a Demo" and "Poison." In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums.
Ulises Infante Azocar, is a Swedish rapper best known under the artistname Stor. Azocar grew up in Huddinge outside of Stockholm with his mother and siblings. His parents are Chilean who fled to Sweden in 1976. his father is the Chilean poet Sergio Infante and his grandfather is the poet Rubén Azocar. Azocar is a member of the hiphop music collective AYLA which consists of Azocar Carlito, Mohammed Ali and their producer Mack Beats.
Magic Villa is the debut solo album by Swedish hip hop artist Thomas Rusiak. The album peaked at #9 on the Swedish album chart on 10 August 2000
Rock 'n' Roll Highschool is the third studio album by Teddybears STHLM. It was released in 2000 by MVG. This marks the band's transition from punk rock to electronic music
Fresh is the fourth studio album by Teddybears STHLM. It was released in 2004 by Epic Records. In 2005 Fresh was re-released by Sony Records, dropping the last song "Alma" of the track listing.
Christian Falk was a Swedish record producer and musician. Falk started his recording career with the band Madhouse in the early 1980s. He later moved on and became a founding member of post-punk band Imperiet.
"Punkrocker" is a song written and originally performed by the Swedish electronic/alternative group Teddybears. The song first appeared on their 2000 album Rock’n’Roll Highschool, and was covered later that year by Caesar's Palace, a band which also includes Teddybears member Joakim Åhlund.
Macedonian hip hop covers the Macedonian hip hop culture and the Macedonian language hip hop music primarily created in North Macedonia, but also in the Macedonian diaspora.
Whodini is the self-titled debut album by the hip hop group Whodini. It was released in 1983 via Jive Records and spawned two hit singles: 1982 single "Magic's Wand" and 1983 single "The Haunted House of Rock". Audio production was handled by Conny Plank, Heatwave's Roy Carter, Thomas Dolby, and the Willesden Dodgers.
I Can't Believe It's Teddybears STHLM is the second studio album by Teddybears STHLM. It was released in 1996 by MVG.
Ricardo DaSilva II better known by his stage name Swingfly is an American-born and Swedish naturalized rapper and singer. He is also known by other aliases like Swing-Fly, Richie Pasta and Swing. He started lending his vocal talents to other artists' records, but has also developed also a solo career. He also appeared in Melodifestivalen 2011 with "Me and My Drum" finishing fifth. It became his most successful single reaching the No.2 position on the Swedish Singles Chart.
Byron Otto Thomas, better known by his stage name Mannie Fresh, is an American rapper, record producer and DJ best known for his decade run at Cash Money Records and for his work alongside Bryan Williams in the hip-hop duo Big Tymers. He produced all or most of the songs on 17 multi-platinum, platinum or gold albums for Cash Money from 1998 to 2004 before leaving the label. Mannie Fresh is currently signed to both Def Jam South and his own division company, Chubby Boy Records.
Adiam Dymott is an Eritrean-Swedish singer. Dymott's first album, Adiam Dymott, debuted on 18 March 2009 with the singles "Miss You" and "Pizza". The self-titled album was released on Swedish indie label Razzia Records.
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