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List of Famous Bands from Harlem

Updated June 8, 2017 5.3k views42 items

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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  • 1
    Q-Tip is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Q-Tip

    Hip hop music, Jazz rap

    AlbumsThe 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Big L is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Big L

    Hip hop music, Horrorcore

    AlbumsThe 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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Immortal Technique is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Immortal Technique

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsRevolutionary 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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Cam'ron is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Cam'ron

    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

    AlbumsCome 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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Biz Markie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Biz Markie

    Hip hop music, Comedy music

    AlbumsGoin' 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Jim Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Jim Jones

    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

    AlbumsHustler'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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Lil' Mama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Lil' Mama

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsLip Gloss, VYP: Voice of the Young People, Shawty Get Loose

    Niatia Jessica Kirkland (born October 4, 1989), better known by her stage name Lil Mama, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Juelz Santana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Juelz Santana

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsWhat the Game's Been Missing!, Run It!, I Can't Feel My Face, A Tribute to Bad Santa Starring Mike Epps, My Face Can’t Be Felt

    LaRon Louis James (born February 18, 1982), better known by his stage name Juelz Santana, is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Teyana Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Teyana Taylor

    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsFrom A Planet Called Harlem, Google Me

    Teyana Me Shay Jacqueli Taylor (born December 10, 1990) is an American singer, actress,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Kurtis Blow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Kurtis Blow

    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop

    AlbumsKurtis Blow, The Best of Kurtis Blow, America, Ego Trip, Deuce

    Kurtis Walker (born August 9, 1959), professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Ben E. King is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Ben E. King

    Pop music, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsStand by Me, Anthology, Seven Letters, 3 for 3, Supernatural

    Benjamin Earl King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson, September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015) was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Frankie Lymon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Frankie Lymon

    Doo-wop, Pop music

    AlbumsGoody Goody / Creation of Love, Goody Goody, Goody Goody

    Franklin Joseph Lymon (September 30, 1942 – February 27, 1968) was an American rock and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Carmen McRae is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Carmen McRae

    Ballad, Traditional pop music

    AlbumsElla Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday at Newport, Boy Meets Girl, Carmen Sings Monk, Out of This World, Sings Lover Man and Other Billie Holiday Classics

    Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1920 – November 10, 1994) was an American jazz singer. She is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Patti Austin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Patti Austin

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music

    AlbumsThe Best of Patti Austin, On the Way to Love, For Ella, Every Home Should Have One, Patti Austin

    Patti Austin (born August 10, 1950) is an American R&B, pop and jazz singer.

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  • 15
    The Diplomats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    The Diplomats

    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

    AlbumsDiplomatic Immunity, Diplomatic Immunity 2, History in the Making, Dipset, Diplomats

    The Diplomats, also popularly known as Dipset, are an American hip hop group founded in 1997... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Keith Sweat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Keith Sweat

    Urban contemporary, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsKeith Sweat, Get Up on It, Keep It Comin', I'll Give All My Love To You, Still in the Game

    Keith Douglas Sweat (born July 22, 1961) is an American singer, songwriter and an early figure... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Extra P is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Extra P

    Hip hop music

    Albums1st Class, The LP, Professor @ Large, Main Source, Rhyme Mania '99 / NY Confidential

    Large Professor is the stage name of William Paul Mitchell (born March 21, 1972), an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Cannibal Ox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Cannibal Ox

    Hip hop music, Experimental hip hop

    AlbumsThe Cold Vein, Return of the Ox: Live at CMJ, The F Word, Gotham, Vein / A B-Boy's Alpha

    Cannibal Ox is an American underground hip hop duo from Harlem, New York, United States. It... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Millie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Millie Jackson

    Urban contemporary, Disco

    AlbumsFeelin' Bitchy, Live and Uncensored, Caught Up, Not for Church Folk!, Lovingly Yours

    Mildred Virginia Jackson (born July 15, 1944), known professionally as Millie Jackson, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Tyler Collins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Tyler Collins

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music

    AlbumsGirls Nite Out, Tyler

    Tyler Collins may refer to: Tyler Collins (singer) (born 1965), American R&B singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    P-Star is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    P-Star

    Hip hop music, Pop music
    Priscilla Star Diaz (born June 13, 1994), known by her stage name MISSPSTAR, formerly known as... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Young B. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Young B.

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsWebstar Presents: Caught in the Web, Uptown Harlem

    Bianca Dupree (born July 1, 1991), known as Bianca Bonnie (formerly Young B), is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Mase is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Mase

    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

    AlbumsHarlem World, Double Up, Top of the World, Welcome Back, G-Unit Radio

    Mason Durell Betha (born August 27, 1975), better known by his stage name Mase (formerly Murda... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Freddie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    Freddie Jackson

    Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm

    AlbumsDon't Let Love Slip Away, Just Like the First Time, Rock Me Tonight, Here It Is, Time for Love

    Frederick Anthony "Freddie" Jackson (born October 2, 1956) is an American Grammy-nominated... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    The Cadillacs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Harlem

    The Cadillacs

    Doo-wop, Rock music

    AlbumsThe Best of the Cadillacs, Speedoo / Let Me Explain

    The Cadillacs were an American rock and roll and doo-wop group from Harlem, New York, active... more on Wikipedia
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