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Congo Natty
Michael Alec Anthony West[1][2] (born 27 August 1964 in Islington, London), better known as Rebel MC, is an English jungle producer and toaster. He has also used the aliases Conquering Lion, Congo Natty, Blackstar, Tribe Of Issachar, Lion of Judah, X Project and Ras Project. "Conquering Lion" is an abbreviation for "The Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah", one of emperor Haile Selassie's many titles. He is married to former page 3 glamour model, Maria Whittaker.Contents1 Biography 2 Music 3 Discography3.1 Albums 3.2 Singles4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] In the early 1980s, West formed the group Double Trouble with the now deceased Michael Menson, Karl Brown (more commonly known as the UK garage DJ Karl 'Tuff Enuff' Brown) and Leigh Guest; and released the single "Just Keep Rockin" on the Desire record label in 1989 as Double Trouble and Rebel MC
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Islington
Islington
Islington
(/ˈɪzlɪŋtən/) is a district in Greater London, England, and part of the London Borough of Islington
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UK Dance Chart
A chart is a graphical representation of data, in which "the data is represented by symbols, such as bars in a bar chart, lines in a line chart, or slices in a pie chart".[1] A chart can represent tabular numeric data, functions or some kinds of qualitative structure and provides different info. The term "chart" as a graphical representation of data has multiple meanings:A data chart is a type of diagram or graph, that organizes and represents a set of numerical or qualitative data. Maps that are adorned with extra information (map surround) for a specific purpose are often known as charts, such as a nautical chart or aeronautical chart, typically spread over several map sheets. Other domain specific constructs are sometimes called charts, such as the chord chart in music notation or a record chart for album popularity.Charts are often used to ease understanding of large quantities of data and the relationships between parts of the data
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Reggae
Reggae
Reggae
(/ˈrɛɡeɪ/) is a music genre that originated in Jamaica
Jamaica
in the late 1960s. The term also denotes the modern popular music of Jamaica
Jamaica
and its diaspora.[1] A 1968 single by Toots and the Maytals, "Do the Reggay" was the first popular song to use the word "reggae," effectively naming the genre and introducing it to a global audience.[2][3] While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that was strongly influenced by traditional mento as well as American jazz and rhythm and blues, especially the New Orleans R&B practiced by Fats Domino
Fats Domino
and Allen Toussaint, and evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady.[4] Reggae
Reggae
usually relates news, social gossip, and political comment
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House Music
House music
House music
is a genre of electronic music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago
Chicago
in the early 1980s.[10] Early house music was generally characterized by repetitive 4/4 beats, rhythms mainly provided by drum machines,[10] off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and synthesized basslines. While house displayed several characteristics similar to disco music, which preceded and influenced it, as both were DJ and record producer-created dance music, house was more electronic and minimalistic.[10] The mechanical, repetitive rhythm of house was one of its main components
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Electronica
Electronica is an umbrella term used to describe the rise of electronic music styles intended not just for dancing but also concentrated listening.[2] It encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, jungle, and industrial dance, among others.[3]Contents1 Regional definitions 2 A wave of diverse acts 3 Effect on mainstream popular music 4 Included in contemporary media 5 See also 6 References6.1 LiteratureRegional definitions[edit] In North America, in the late 1990s, the mainstream music industry adopted and to some extent manufactured electronica as an umbrella term encompassing styles such as techno, big beat, drum and bass, trip hop, downtempo, and ambient, regardless of whether it was curated by indie labels catering to the "underground" nightclub and rave scenes,[4][5] or licen
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Mashup (music)
A mashup (also mesh, mash up, mash-up, blend, bootleg[1] [2] and bastard pop/rock) is a creative work, usually in a form of a song, created by blending two or more pre-recorded songs, usually by overlaying the vocal track of one song seamlessly over the instrumental track of another.[3] To the extent that such works are "transformative" of original content, in the United States they may find protection from copyright claims under the "fair use" doctrine of copyright law.[4]Contents1 Synonyms 2 History2.1 Precursors2.1.1 "The Flying Saucer" 2.1.2 Novelty records 2.1.3 Frank Zappa 2.1.4 John Oswald 2.1.5 Pink Project 2.1.6 Negativland 2.1.7 The Tape-beatles 2.1.8 Double Dee and Steinski 2.1.9 John Zorn 2.1.10 Evolution Control Committee2.2 Renaissance2.2.1 2 Many DJs and "A Stroke of Genie-us" 2.2.2 Software tools 2.2.3 Get Your Bootleg On, Mashuptown, Bootie, Boomselection, A.D.D 2.2.4 Bonna Music and "Enjoy the Sheket" 2.2.5 Good Copy Bad Copy
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Techno Music
Techno
Techno
is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States
United States
during the mid-to-late 1980s.[2][3][4][5] The first recorded use of the word techno in reference to a specific genre of music was in 1988.[6][7] Many styles of techno now exist, but
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Hip House
Hip house, also known as rap house or house rap, is a musical genre that mixes elements of house music and hip hop. The style rose to prominence during the late 1980s in Chicago
Chicago
and New York.[1] Hip house originated in Chicago
Chicago
and quickly became popular across the U.S. and in the UK, with tracks like "Rok Da House" by English electronic group the Beatmasters featuring British female MCs the Cookie Crew. Jackstreet Records' 1989 release of Vitamin-C/aka Dj Supa Kush's "The Chicago
Chicago
Way" helped to bring focus to the lyrical prowess of hip house rappers. Minor controversy ensued in 1989 when a U.S. record called "Turn Up the Bass" by Tyree Cooper featuring Kool Rock Steady claimed it was the "first hip house record on vinyl". The Beatmasters disputed this, pointing out that "Rok Da House" had originally been written and pressed to vinyl in 1986
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Demon Boyz
The Demon Boyz were an English hip hop group formed in London by Demon D, Mike J and DJ Devastate. They began rapping whilst in their early teens, performing at the Rebel MC’s Beat Freak gigs. Their big break came when they won a competition on Dave Pearce’s rap show, their prize being to perform live on stage with Derek B, Faze One and T La Rock at a gig at Camden Palace. Derek B – aka Derek Boland, quasi-A&R man for Music of Life records – was so impressed with the group that he put them in touch with the company’s founder, Simon Harris. The group recorded the song "This is a Jam" for the inaugural release from the label’s classic Hard as Hell series, Hard as Hell (Music of Life, 1987), and the group were quickly signed up on the back of this song’s reception
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Supercat
The SuperCat Fast Ferry Corporation, commonly known as SuperCat, was a shipping company that operated a fleet of High Speed Catamarans
Catamarans
(HSC) in the Philippines. It is now part of 2GO Travel, subsidiary brand of the 2GO Group.[1] Supercat was the sister company of SuperFerry
SuperFerry
and Cebu
Cebu
Ferries. Supercat operated 7 vessels in 7 ports around the Philippines.Contents1 Brief history 2 Destinations [6]2.1 Current Destinations 2.2 Active Routes [6]3 Fleet3.1 Vessels3.1.1 St. Nuriel (formerly Supercat 22) 3.1.2 St. Uriel (formerly SuperCat 23) 3.1.3 St. Sealthiel (formerly SuperCat 25) 3.1.4 St. Emmanuel (formerly SuperCat 26) 3.1.5 St. Jhudiel (formerly SuperCat 30) 3.1.6 St. Braquiel (formerly SuperCat 32) 3.1.7 St. Benedict (formerly SuperCat 36) 3.1.8 St. Dominic (formerly SuperCat 38) 3.1.9 St. Camael and St
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4th & Broadway
4th & B'way Records (pronounced /fɔːrθ ænd ˈbrɔːdweɪ/ and spelled out completely as Fourth and Broadway Records in the UK) was a US-based subsidiary of Island Records
Island Records
that specialized in street-oriented music such as hip hop. Established in 1984,[1] it was the flagship label of the Island Trading Company, the independent-distribution parent company of Island's other record labels that operated in the US. However, 4th & B'way was not distributed through major-label channels—the flagship Island label was distributed by Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
at that time—until the label and distribution company were acquired by PolyGram Records
PolyGram Records
in 1989, when Island Trading became a unit of PolyGram Group Distribution and was renamed Independent Label Sales (ILS)
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Nas
Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (/nɑːˈsɪər/; born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas
Nas
(/nɑːz/), is an American hip hop recording artist, rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur.[1] The son of Olu Dara, Nas
Nas
has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and has sold over 25 million records worldwide. He is also an entrepreneur through his own record label; he serves as associate publisher of Mass Appeal magazine and is the owner of a Fila sneaker store. He is currently signed to Mass Appeal. His musical career began in 1991, as a featured artist on Main Source's "Live at the Barbeque"
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London
London
London
(/ˈlʌndən/ ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of England
England
and the United Kingdom.[7][8] Standing on the River Thames
River Thames
in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium.[9] London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries
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Damian Marley
Damian Robert Nesta "Jr. Gong" Marley (born 21 July 1978) is a Jamaican reggae artist. Damian is the youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley.[1] Damian was 2 years old when his father died; he is the only child born to Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World
Miss World
1976. Damian's nickname Junior Gong is derived from his father's nickname of Tuff Gong
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General Levy
General Levy Pronounced Lee-Vee (born Paul Levy, 28 April 1971, London, England) is an English ragga deejay, regularly employed on studio tracks by drum and bass DJs. He is best known for the track "Incredible" which he recorded with M-Beat. A remixed version of this reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart in 1994.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 Discography2.1 Albums 2.2 Singles3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] General Levy's first major releases were with the independent record label, Fashion Records, who signed a distribution deal with London Records for the re-releases of the tracks he had recorded. He had earlier releases with the record producers Lloydy Crucial and Robbo Ranx (later of BBC 1xtra), but these were mainly tracks that were hits on the underground dancehall scene
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