ALMOST MAKING IT (POPART II)#78-77
You might not instantly remember the New York-born rapper but once you think bout Jay-Z smash hits like "Can I Get A..." and "Jigga What, Jigga Who" that is gonna change. She started her carreer in the late 90's as a member of underground all-female hip-hop-group "Major Coinz". After being discovered by aforementioned Jay-Z. She got signed to Def Jam Records and recorded duets with the likes of Mariah Carey, LL Cool J, Jermaine Dupri and also led the than less-known Beyoncé to have her first solo single - a misssuccess. Since her debut album's "All Money Is Legal" two singles both flopped she was dropped from the label and is still trying to cure from this carreer-killer. Her most recent work is a 2009 collaboration on AZ's album "Undeniable"
pleasurenpain wrote: Eventhough she released only one album and her voice can be kinda annoying on solo songs I love all her songs with Jay-Z. They are very catchy and danceable
#77 THE ROOTS
The Roots are one of the few acts on here that have their origin in the 1980's. They are famed for beginning with a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which still includes live instrumentals. Their debut LP Organix was finally released in 1993 independantly. This album led to their first majorly released CD: "Do You Want More". But the ultimate breakthrough would not happen until 1999 withe the release of the critically acclaimed smash album "Things Fall Apart", which featured one of ther signature-songs like "You Got Me" (featuring Erykah Badu). The album was followed 2002 record "Phrenology" containing fellow signature-tune "The Seed (2.0). Having worked with major hip hop legend Jay-Z on an "MTV Unplugged" and being a frequent guest on the Billboard 200's Top Ten (the last time in 2008) the band remains relevant and remembered.