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Onyx's shouting, in-your-face brand of high-volume rapping proved to be more at home in the slam pit than on the dancefloor and brought the rap quartet instant chart success. Originally formed in Queens, NY, during 1990, the members of Onyx (Fredro Starr, Sticky Fingaz, Big DS, and DJ Suave Sonny Caeser) met while working as barbers. The band honed their rhyming skills and act by performing at local clubs, which eventually gained the attention of Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay, who signed the group to his label, JMJ Records, and even helped produce Onyx's debut full-length, Bacdafucup, in 1993. The album turned out to be a platinum-certified smash, spurred on by the runaway success of the hit single "Slam," which went on to become one of the year's biggest rap hits. The group confirmed that they were just as content attracting a heavy metal audience by a pair of collaborations with the N.Y.C. hardcore metal outfit Biohazard (a remix of "Slam" credited to Bionyx, and the title track to the motion picture Judgment Night). The album even beat out such stiff competition as Dr. Dre's rap classic The Chronic at the Soul Train Awards for Best Rap Album that year. But Onyx was unable to continue their commercial success as such subsequent albums as 1995's All We Got Iz Us and 1998's Shut 'Em Down came and went without much fanfare. The late '90s saw members Sticky and Fredro try their hand at acting, landing spots on HBO's Strapped, Spike Lee's Clockers, the Rhea Pearlman/Danny De Vito-directed Sunset Park, and Brandy's hit TV show Moesha. The various members tried to launch solo careers, but the records never connected with audiences. With the rap genre's continuous changes and shifts, they decided to try a comeback and reappeared with 2002's Bacdafucup, Pt. II. ~ Greg Prato
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    '80s Hip-Hop

    '80s Hip-Hop
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    '80s Urban Music

    '80s Urban Music
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Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Slam
  3.   Throw Ya Gunz
  4.   Classic Terror
  5.   Shifftee
  6.   We Get Live by Myster DL
  7.   Phat ('N' All Dat)
  8.   Last Dayz
  9.   Bacdafucup
  10.   Belly of the Beast
  11.   Bichasniguz
  12.   2 Wrongs
  13.   Shut 'Em Down
  14.   Raze It Up
  15.   Judgment Night by Biohazard
  16.   Da Bounca Nigga
  17.   Nigga Bridges
  18.   Ah, and We Do It Like This
  19.   I Murder U (Skit)
  20.   Fuck Dat
  21.   Black Dust
  22.   The Worst
  23.   For Nothin' (Skit)
  24.   Robot World
  25.   Onyx Is Back
  26.   Slam Harder
  27.   Bring 'Em out Dead
  28.   Getto Mentalitee
  29.   Ghetto Starz
  30.   Veronica
  31.   Atak of da Bal-Hedz
  32.   Cuzo
  33.   All Over by Busta Rhymes
  35.   Love Is a Gun
  36.   Return of the Madface
  37.   Wili'n Wili'n
  38.   Evil Streets by Method Man
  39.   Ghetto Way of Thinking
  40.   O.N.y.X
  41.   Hood Beef
  42.   Gangsta
  43.   Bang 2 Dis
  44.   All We Got Iz Us (Evil Streets)
  45.   Cops
  46.   Face Down
  47.   Street Nigguz
  48.   Getdafucout
  49.   Da Nex Niguz
  50.   Stik 'N' Muve
  51.   Onyx Is Here
  52.   Blac Vagina Finda
  53.   Punkmotherfukaz
  54.   Mad World
  55.   Tamaris Khan
  56.   Bichasbootleguz
  57.   Candy Man
  58.   Live!!!
  59.   Jingle Bells, Shotgun Shells
  60.   Magnetic Eyes
  61.   Theme From "Star Wars"
  62.   Dirty Cops
  63.   If the Hood Was Mine
  64.   I'm So '90s
  65.   Frontline by Raekwon
  66.   It's On Now
  67.   Call of the Wild
  68.   Hydro
  69.   Rock U
  70.   See U in Hell Pt. 2
  71.   U.S.G.
  72.   Wet the Club
  73.   Clap and Rob 'Em
  74.   Big Trucks