Raw Breed

Alongside Onyx, with whom Raw Breed are all too frequently compared, this Bronx, New York, USA troupe encapsulate the ‘Nastee nigga’ term which has been coined to address their sound. After a brief sojourn with Jam Master Jay of Run DMC, Raw Breed hooked up with Ice-T’s Rhyme Syndicate to launch their career. The band comprise Mark Rippin (cousin of Ultramagentic MC’s Kool Keith) and four others, and kicked off their career with the ‘Rabbit Stew’ 45, which complained about ‘all the wack MCs, and wack groups that came out in ‘93’. A major label contract led to 1997’s Blood, Sweat & Tears.

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