For a brief moment in the early '90s, reggae-influenced hardcore rap was briefly popular. Groups like Lords of the Underground, Fu-Schnickens and, above all, Das EFX, restored hip-hop's roots in Jamaican toasting to the forefront. However, after the style was adopted by a legion of new jacks, the duo dropped many of their stylistic hallmarks and most of their fans departed in the process.
William "Skoob" Hines was born on November 27nd, in1970 and raised in the neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Andre "Krazy Drazyz" Weston was born in Jamaica on September 9th, 1970 and raised in Teaneck and Union City, New Jersey. Both figures rapped in high shoal, Hines with Das EFX's future producer, Tony Lynch... Read More