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Old School Hip Hop

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Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash Booking Agent
Genre:Old School Hip HopPrice:Under $15,000Demo:25-35,35-50

Grandmaster Flash

The hip-hop icon known as Grandmaster Flash was born Joseph Saddler in 1958 in Bridgetown, Barbados. As a young man, Saddler’s family moved to New York, and he spent his formative years growing up in the Bronx. His father’s love of music, largely inspired by Caribbean sounds, had great influence on the young Joseph, and his fascination with his father’s record collection led to an interest in DJ-ing, a vocation he pursued with enthusiasm after graduating from high school....

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Ice Cube

 Ice Cube Booking Agent
Genre:Old School Hip HopPrice:Under $50,000Demo:18-25,25-35,35-50

Ice Cube

Ice Cube was born O’Shea Jackson in 1969 in Los Angeles, California. As a young teen, Ice Cube developed an interest in rap and hip-hop music, and began writing music while he was still in high school. He studied architectural drafting at the college level. However, the formation of the group the C.I.A. in the early 1980’s, alongside Sir Jinx, led Ice Cube to working with Dr. Dre and eventually solidified his ultimate career path as a rapper, producer, and eventually, film star...

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Ice T

Genre:Hip Hop & RapPrice:Under $50,000Demo:25-35,35-50

Ice T

The rapper and actor known at Ice-T was born Tracy Lauren Marrow in 1958 and grew up in Summit, New Jersey. As a young child, Ice-T encountered racial tensions even as early as elementary school, and the tragic loss of his mother to a heart attack when he was only in third grade made for an even more tumultuous childhood. The tragic loss of his father only a few years later sent Tracy to live with relatives for the rest of his formative years.   The move to Los A...

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Kool Moe Dee

 Kool Moe Dee Booking Agent
Genre:Old School Hip HopPrice:Under $15,000Demo:25-35,35-50

Kool Moe Dee

The hip-hop artist known as Kool Moe Dee was born Mohandas Dewese in 1962 in New York City. Kool Moe Dee began his career in the 1970’s, as a member of the Treacherous Three alongside fellow performers La Sunshine, DJ Easy Lee, and Special K. Shortly after appearing in the 1984 film Beat Street, the Treacherous Three disbanded and Kool Moe Dee shifted his attention to university studies. By the mid 1980’s, Kool Moe Dee had graduated with a degree in communications, b...

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KRS One

 KRS One Booking Agent
Genre:Old School Hip HopPrice:Under $25,000Demo:25-35,35-50

KRS One

The rapper known as KRS One was born Lawrence Krisna Parker in 1965 in New York City. KRS One left home while still a teenager, in search of a career as an MC. Alongside DJ Scott La Rock, KRS One released the album Criminal Minded in 1987, setting the stage for the era of gangsta rap which would dominate the decade following. After the unfortunate death of DJ Scott La Rock in a shooting, KRS One forged ahead on his own, incorporating a new Jamaican sound into his music. He relea...

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Kurtis Blow

 Kurtis Blow Booking Agent
Genre:Old School Hip HopPrice:Under $15,000Demo:35-50

Kurtis Blow

Kurtis Blow was born Kurt Walker in 1959. Blow went on to become one of the earliest and most successful rappers in the 1980’s, becoming one of the first to sign with a major record label and perform overseas. Kurtis Blow’s releases on the Mercury label include: Kurtis Blow (1980), Deuce (1981), Tough (1982), The Best Rapper on the Scene (1983), Ego Trip (1984), America (1985), Kingdom Blow (1986), and Back by Popular Demand (1988.) By the early 1990’s, Blow ha...

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LL Cool J

 LL Cool J Booking Agent
Genre:Hip Hop & RapPrice:Under $100,000Demo:25-35,35-50

LL Cool J

Hip-hop is notorious for short-lived careers, but LL Cool J is the inevitable exception that proves the rule. Releasing his first hit, "I Can't Live Without My Radio," in 1985 when he was just 17 years old, LL initially was a hard-hitting, streetwise b-boy with spare beats and ballistic rhymes. He quickly developed an alternate style, a romantic -- and occasionally sappy -- lover's rap epitomized by his mainstream breakthrough single, "I Need Love." LL's fir...

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Luther Campbell

 Luther Campbell Booking Agent
Genre:Old School Hip HopPrice:Under $15,000Demo:25-35,35-50

Luther Campbell

Luther Campbell was born in 1960 in Miami, Florida. Long before he became known as a southern rap artist, Luther began perfecting his art while still a teenager, until joining 2 Live Crew in 1985 shortly after the group released their smash hit debut, “Revelation,” and relocated to Campbell’s hometown of Miami. Campbell quickly became not only a member of the band, but also its manager and eventually its lead vocalist. The group’s debut album, The 2 Live ...

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Mannie Fresh

 Mannie Fresh Booking Agent
Genre:Old School Hip HopPrice:Under $15,000Demo:35-50

Mannie Fresh

Mannie Fresh was born Byron O. Thomas in 1969. His start in music began in New Orleans, where he worked as a DJ and developed a relationship with MC Gregory D. Alongside MC Gregory D, Mannie Fresh released a number of albums, including Throwdown in 1987, and the duo found moderate success as rap performers. Following his work with MC Gregory D, Mannie Fresh began working for Cash Money Records as a producer, helping to create some of the most successful albums for performers suc...

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MC Hammer

 MC Hammer Booking Agent
Genre:Classic R&BPrice:Under $100,000Demo:25-35,35-50

MC Hammer

MC Hammer was born in 1962 in Oakland, California. As a child, while serving as a batboy for the Oakland Athletics baseballs team, the young Stanley Kirk Burrell earned the name “Hammer” for his resemblance to the legendary Hank Aaron. Although a career as a ball player wasn’t in the cards for the young MC Hammer, he developed an interest in hip-hop music and began frequenting local clubs. Hammer became known early on for his dancing; as a matter of fact, while...

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MC Lyte

 MC Lyte Booking Agent
Genre:Old School Hip HopPrice:Under $15,000Demo:25-35,35-50

MC Lyte

MC Lyte was born Lana Michelle Moorer in 1971 in Brooklyn, New York. Long before she became famous as the first solo female rapper of the 1980’s, MC Lyte began rhyming while she was still in middle school. Her first single, “I Cram to Understand U (Sam)” was recorded in 1986 but her debut album, Lyte as a Rock, was released two years later. Lyte as a Rock featured the hits “Paper Thin” and “10% Dis,” both of which landed MC Lyte on the m...

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Melle Mel

Melle Mel Booking Agency
Genre:Old School Hip HopDemo:35-50,50 +

Melle Mel

The American hip-hop and rap artist known as Melle Mel was born Melvin Glover in 1961. Melle Mel rose to prominence as one of the primary songwriters for Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and is recognized today as one of the pioneers of early rap and hip-hop music.   Before he became one of the first rappers to adopt a moniker beginning with “MC,” Melle Mel recorded a number of hits with Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, including “...

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Old School Hip Hip Booking Agency

Old School Hip Hip groups consist of performers and groups from the 70's and 80's.  Although most of these famous Old School Hip Hip groups don't release new product, they have great success as touring acts booking public concerts in clubs around the world.  The booking fee for Old School Hip Hip acts can start at $5,000, with booking prices for Old School Hip Hip groups going to about $75,000.  Booking Old School Hip Hip acts for corporate events has become a big business since booking Old School Hip Hip bands allows companies to associate their brand with the the often cool and hip Old School Hip Hip performers or groups.  Booking Old School Hip Hip acts for corporate events tends to cater to a wide demographic from 20 – 60 and tends to appeal to both white and African American audiences.  The younger generation grew up with Hip Hop as a mainstream music and the 35-60 year old demographic grew up with Old School Hip Hip hits on Top 40 radio since the late 70's.  Booking fees for Old School Hip Hip groups are usually lower than the prices for booking current Hip Hip and Rap acts.  Booking famous Old School Hip Hip bands for private parties or booking Old School Hip Hip bands for fundraisers is also gaining in popularity.  Booking famous Old School Hip Hop bands for youth oriented parties including booking Old School Hip Hop groups for sweet 16 parties or booking Old School Hip Hop groups for Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs has become a thriving business gaining in popularity over the last decade. Our Old School Hip Hip booking agents get numerous requests for prices for Old School Hip Hip acts, with our agents for Old School Hip Hip groups quoting fees for Old School Hip Hip groups daily to buyers around the world.  Old School Hip Hop acts also usually require minimal production requirements and travel in small groups of 2 – 6 people, keeping flights and hotel accommodations at a minimum.

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