Funky 4 + 1

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Members: DJ Breakout, K.K. Rockwell, Keith Keith, Lil' Rodney Cee, Jazzy Jeff, and the "Plus 1" -- Sha Rock.

Annotation last modified on 2005-10-03 03:43 UTC.


Funky 4 + 1 was an American hip hop group from The Bronx, New York. They were the first hip hop group to receive a recording deal. The group was also notable for having a female MC; and they were the first rap group to perform live on a national television broadcast. When frontman DJ Jazzy Jeff was setting up a solo career after the third line-up of the Funky 4 split up around 1983, he sued Jive Records (which had subsequently signed DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince), and he won a lawsuit over the rights over the name Jazzy Jeff. Ironically, Jazzy Jeff’s single "King Heroin" was also released on Jive Records.

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Year Title RatingReleases
That's the Joint 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1979 Rappin' and Rocking the House 1
1980 That's the Joint 1
1982 Do You Want to Rock (Before I Let Go) 1

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