bands/musicians 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)
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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#69 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#16 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

#47 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

#7 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

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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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#88 on The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#73 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

#26 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

#27 on The Best Solo Artists Who Used to Front a Band

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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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#23 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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

#25 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#89 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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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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#56 on The Best African American Actors in Film

#19 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#21 on The Dopest Rappers of the '90s

#6 on The Best Underground Rappers

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