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List of Famous Bands from Brooklyn

List of Brooklyn bands, listed by their level of fame. This Brooklyn musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Brooklyn bands are included, as well as many Brooklyn musicians of underground status. This list of Brooklyn musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Brooklyn bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

Jay-Z and Lou Reed are included in this list.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Brooklyn?" or "What is a list of Brooklyn bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (293 items)


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    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, Mafioso rap
    • Albums: Watch the Throne, The Black Album, Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life + 122 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: Atlantic Records, Def Jam Recordings, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Universal Music Group, Roc-A-Fella Records + 1 more
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word, Rock music, Experimental rock + 9 more
    • Albums: Transformer, Berlin, New York, Rock 'n' Roll Animal, Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico + 103 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: Matador Records, Reprise Records, Sire Records, MGM Records, Warner Bros. Records + 2 more
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock, Blues + 1 more
    • Albums: Crimes of Passion, Greatest Hits, Best Shots, Ultimate Collection, Precious Time + 57 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: EMI, CMC International, Chrysalis Records, Welk Music Group, Capitol Records
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music, East Coast hip hop, Conscious hip hop + 1 more
    • Albums: Black on Both Sides, True Magic, The New Danger, The Ecstatic, Mos Dub + 31 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: Downtown Records, Priority Records, Geffen Records, Rawkus Records, GOOD Music
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music, East Coast hip hop + 1 more
    • Albums: The Naked Truth, Hard Core, The Notorious KIM, La Bella Mafia, How Many Licks (feat. Sisqo) + 15 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: International Rock Star Records, Atlantic Records, G-Unit Records, I.R.S. Records
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk, Indietronica, Psychedelic pop + 17 more
    • Albums: Oracular Spectacular, MGMT, Flash Delirium, Congratulations, Daytrotter Session-live album + 31 more
    • Labels: Sony Records, Cantora Records, Sony Music Entertainment, RED Distribution, Columbia
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Trip hop, Rock music, Electro hop + 5 more
    • Albums: Man on the Moon: The End of Day, Indicud, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, A Kid Named Cudi, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon + 20 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: Universal Motown Records, GOOD Music
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Conscious hip hop
    • Albums: Quality, Liberation, The Beautiful Struggle, Eardrum, Party Robot + 24 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: Blacksmith Records, Geffen Records, Rawkus Records, Warner Bros. Records, Capitol Records
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop
    • Albums: Hip Hop Lives, Return of the Boom Bap, Criminal Minded, The Kristyles, KRS-One + 45 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: B-Boy Records, Jive Records, E1 Music, Duck Down Music Inc., RCA Records
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop
    • Albums: Long Live the Kane, It's a Big Daddy Thing, Daddy's Home, Looks Like a Job for..., Veteranz Day + 8 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: MCA Records, Blackheart Records, Mercury, Cold Chillin' Records, Warner Bros. Records
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Popular music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Easy listening, Soft rock
    • Albums: A Christmas Gift of Love, In the Swing of Christmas, Because It's Christmas, Showstoppers, Manilow Sings Sinatra + 72 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: Bell Records, Concord Records, Arista Records, RCA Records
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Experimental rock, Children's music, Alternative rock, Indie rock, College rock + 2 more
    • Albums: Flood, Apollo 18, John Henry, Join Us, O Tannenbaum + 147 more
    • Labels: Rounder Records, Zoe Records, Bar/None Records, Restless Records, Walt Disney Records + 3 more
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop
    • Albums: From Nothin' to Somethin', The S.O.U.L. Tape 2, Street Dreams, Ghetto Fabolous, Real Talk + 32 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: Def Jam Recordings, Desert Storm Records, Street Family Entertainment, Bad Boy Records, Ciroc Entertainment
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Indie folk, Indie rock
    • Albums: High Violet, Trouble Will Find Me, Boxer, Alligator, The National + 20 more
    • Labels: Brassland Records, 4AD, Beggars Banquet Records
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop + 1 more
    • Albums: Ill Na Na, Chyna Doll, Broken Silence, Brooklyn's Don Diva, Black Roses + 6 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: Def Jam Recordings, Roc-A-Fella Records, Bad Boy Records, E1 Music
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Neo-psychedelia, Baroque pop + 8 more
    • Albums: Veckatimest, Shields, Yellow House, Sorry for the Delay, Horn of Plenty + 13 more
    • Labels: Warp, Kanine Records
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop
    • Albums: Liquid Swords, Grandmasters, Pro Tools, Words From the Genius, Beneath the Surface + 7 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: MCA Records, Loud Records, Geffen Records, Babygrande Records, Cold Chillin' Records
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
    • Albums: Lyte as a Rock, Seven & Seven, Act Like You Know, Ain't No Other, Eyes on This + 18 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: Atlantic Records, Elektra Records, First Priority Music, East West Records
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Folk rock, Funk
    • Albums: Resume: The Best of Richie Havens, Alarm Clock, Mixed Bag, Richard P. Havens, 1983 + 18 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: Verve Music Group, SOLAR Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Epic Records, Rykodisc + 4 more
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Rap music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Rhythm and blues + 1 more
    • Albums: Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones, Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are), A Son Unique, Nigga Please + 14 more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Labels: Loud Records, Dame Dash Music Group, Roc-A-Fella Records, Elektra Records, E1 Music + 1 more
    • Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America
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