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InI (hip hop group)

InI
InI members
Background information
Origin Mount Vernon, NY
Genres hip hop
Years active 1990–1997
Labels Elektra
Associated acts Pete Rock, InI Mighty Lockdown
Members Rob-O
Grap Luva
Ras G
Marco Polo
DJ Boodakhan

InI was a hip hop group composed of Rob-O, Grap Luva, Ras G a.k.a. I Love H.I.M., Marco Polo, now known as Jolomite, and DJ Boodakhan.

The group started working on their debut album together with producer Pete Rock in the mid-90s, and signed a deal with Rock's new found imprint Soul Brother Records through Elektra. The record company eventually shelved the album, releasing only one 12" single in 1996.[1] The track "Fakin' Jax", produced and featuring Pete Rock, became an underground hit. The album eventually became one of the most bootlegged unreleased albums in hip-hop's history,[2] but in 2003 it saw an official release it was included on Lost & Found: Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics, a double LP of Pete Rock's mid-1990s production work, originally canceled by Elektra Records.[3]

Despite the fact that Pete Rock is not an official member of the group, it is synonymous with his name, as he produced almost every track of Center of Attention, and Grap Luva is his younger brother. Rock also had verses on two songs in the albums with additional ad-libs and background vocals on basically every track.

After Center of Attention got shelved the group members went their separate ways, while only two of them stayed on the music scene to pursue solo careers. Grap Luva released a few limited 12" singles in the new millennium, as well as appearing and producing on various albums and singles from artists such as DJ Spinna, J-Live, Pete Rock, Lone Catalysts, Kev Brown and Marley Marl.[4] Rob-O released many singles through an imprint called St. Nick Entertainment and in 2006 he came out with a debut album called "Rhyme Pro", a mix of the older 12" singles with a few new songs sprinkled throughout.[5]

Discography

References

  1. ^ Allmusic single
  2. ^ [5]
  3. ^ [6]
  4. ^ [7]
  5. ^ [8]

External links

  • Fakin' Jax music video
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