Band/Musician List of Famous Bands from Brooklyn

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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. (292 items)
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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brooklyn
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Jay-Z


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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, + 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, + more

Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America

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#619 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#790 on The Best Singers of All Time

#214 on The Worst Bands of All Time

#134 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brooklyn
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Genres (Music): Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word, Rock music Experimental rock, + more

Albums: Transformer, Berlin, New York, Rock 'n' Roll Animal Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Matador Records, Reprise Records, Sire Records, MGM Records Warner Bros. Records, + more

Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America

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#168 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#159 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#230 on The Best Singers of All Time

#351 on The Worst Bands of All Time

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Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brooklyn
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Genres (Music): New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock Blues, + more

Albums: Crimes of Passion, Greatest Hits, Best Shots, Ultimate Collection Precious Time, + 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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#113 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#22 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#61 on The Best Singers of All Time

#19 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brooklyn
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Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music, East Coast hip hop Conscious hip hop, + more

Albums: Black on Both Sides, True Magic, The New Danger, The Ecstatic Mos Dub, + 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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#194 on The Best Actors Working Today

#875 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#192 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

#1320 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

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Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brooklyn
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Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music East Coast hip hop, + more

Albums: The Naked Truth, Hard Core, The Notorious KIM, La Bella Mafia How Many Licks (feat. Sisqo), + 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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#725 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#595 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#36 on The Worst Bands of All Time

#366 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

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MGMT is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brooklyn
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MGMT


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Genres (Music): Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk, Indietronica Psychedelic pop, + more

Albums: Oracular Spectacular, MGMT, Flash Delirium, Congratulations Daytrotter Session-live album, + 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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#710 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#61 on The Best Indie Bands & Artists

#17 on The Very Best Indie Pop Bands & Artists

#670 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

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Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brooklyn
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Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Trip hop, Rock music Electro hop, + 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, + 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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#1392 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#1940 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

#57 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#12 on The Best Young Rappers / New School Rappers

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Talib Kweli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brooklyn
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Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Conscious hip hop

Albums: Quality, Liberation, The Beautiful Struggle, Eardrum Party Robot, + 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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#931 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#42 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#38 on The Best East Coast Rappers of All Time

#34 on The Best Rappers of the 2000s

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