List of Famous Bands from Harlem

List of Harlem bands, listed by their level of fame. This Harlem musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Harlem bands are included, as well as many Harlem musicians of underground status. This list of Harlem 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 Harlem 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.

With bands ranging from Q-Tip to Big L, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Harlem?" or "What is a list of Harlem bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}
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  • Q-Tip
    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop
    • Albums: The Renaissance, Amplified, Kamaal/The Abstract, It's Yours, Enuff (feat. Q-Tip & Lateef the Truth Speaker)
    Kamaal Ibn John Fareed (born April 10, 1970), better known by his stage name Q-Tip, is an American rapper, record producer, singer, actor and DJ. Nicknamed The Abstract, he is noted for his ...more
  • Big L
    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
    • Albums: The Big Picture, Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous, Children of the Corn: The Collector's Edition, The Archives 1996–2000, Harlem's Finest – A Freestyle History
    Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), known professionally as Big L, was an American rapper. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most lyrical rappers of all time, and is ...more
  • Immortal Technique
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop
    • Albums: Revolutionary Vol. 2, Revolutionary, Volume 1, The 3rd World, Bin Laden Remix (Bin Laden
    Felipe Andres Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is a Peruvian American hip hop recording artist and activist. Most of his lyrics focus on ...more
  • Cam'ron
    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop
    • Albums: Come Home With Me, Purple Haze, Confessions of Fire, S.D.E., Killa Season
    Cameron Ezike Giles (born February 4, 1976), known professionally as Cam'ron, is an American rapper, record executive, actor and philanthropist from Harlem, New York. Beginning his career in the ...more
  • Biz Markie
    Hip hop music, Comedy music, Indie rock
    • Albums: Goin' Off, The Biz Never Sleeps, Weekend Warrior, I Need a Haircut, All Samples Cleared!
    Marcel Theo Hall (born April 8, 1964), better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapper, beatboxer, DJ, actor, comedian, television personality and spokesperson. He is best known for ...more
  • Jim Jones

    Jim Jones

    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap
    • Albums: Hustler's P.O.M.E., On My Way to Church, Harlem: Diary of a Summer, Pray IV Reign, Dipset Christmas
    Joseph Guillermo Jones II (born July 15, 1976), better known by his stage name Jim Jones (formerly Jimmy Jones), is an American rapper and music video director. Jones, an original member of hip hop ...more