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List of Famous Bands from Queens

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

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  • 50 Cent1

    50 Cent

    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

    AlbumsGet Rich or Die Tryin', Get Rich or Die Tryin' / The Massacre, Street King Immortal, Power of the Dollar, Before I Self Destruct

    Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American...  more

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  • LL Cool J2

    LL Cool J

    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

    AlbumsRadio, Mama Said Knock You Out, Mr. Smith, G.O.A.T. (The Greatest of All Time), Bigger and Deffer

    James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), known professionally as LL Cool J (short for Ladies...  more
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  • Nas3


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsIllmatic, Life Is Good, Untitled Nas album, It Was Written, Stillmatic

    Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known as Nas, is an American rapper, songwriter, record...  more

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  • Run–DMC4


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsRaising Hell, Run-D.M.C., King of Rock, Down With the King, Tougher Than Leather

    Run-DMC was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph...  more

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  • Cyndi Lauper5

    Cyndi Lauper

    Adult contemporary music, New Wave

    AlbumsShe's So Unusual, True Colors, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Merry Christmas... Have a Nice Life!, A Night to Remember

    Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress...  more

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  • Simon and Garfunkel6

    Simon and Garfunkel

    Pop music, Worldbeat

    AlbumsBridge Over Troubled Water, Sounds of Silence, Bookends, The Graduate, The Concert in Central Park

    Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon...  more

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  • Paul Stanley7

    Paul Stanley

    Glam metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsPaul Stanley, Live to Win, One Live Kiss

    Paul Stanley (born Stanley Bert Eisen; January 20, 1952) is an American musician, singer,...  more

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  • Art Garfunkel8

    Art Garfunkel

    Popular music, Pop music

    AlbumsThe Animals' Christmas, Angel Clare, Watermark, Fate for Breakfast, Scissors Cut

    Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer, poet, and actor. He is...  more

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  • Mobb Deep9

    Mobb Deep

    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

    AlbumsThe Infamous, Blood Money, The Infamous Mobb Deep, Hell on Earth, Amerikaz Nightmare

    Mobb Deep was an American hip hop duo from Queensbridge, Queens, New York. The group consisted...  more

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  • Kool G Rap10

    Kool G Rap

    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

    AlbumsRoad to the Riches, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Live and Let Die, The Best of Cold Chillin’, Roots of Evil

    Nathaniel Thomas Wilson (born July 20, 1968), better known by his stage name Kool G Rap (or...  more

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  • Ja Rule11

    Ja Rule

    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

    AlbumsThe Last Temptation, 3:36, R.U.L.E., Pain Is Love, Exodus

    Jeffrey Bruce Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule (), is...  more
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  • Emmure12


    Nu metal, Deathcore

    AlbumsThe Respect Issue, Goodbye to the Gallows, Speaker of the Dead, Felony, The Complete Guide to Needlework

    Emmure is an American metalcore band formed in 2003. Originally based in New Fairfield,...  more

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  • Walter Becker13

    Walter Becker

    Rock music, Jazz fusion

    AlbumsCircus Money, You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It, The Collection, Founders of Steely Dan, 11 Tracks of Whack

    Walter Carl Becker (February 20, 1950 – September 3, 2017) was an American musician,...  more

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  • Pharoahe Monch14

    Pharoahe Monch

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsInternal Affairs, Desire, Y'all Know the Name, W.A.R. (We Are Renegades), Got You

    Troy Donald Jamerson (born October 31, 1972), better known by his stage name Pharoahe Monch,...  more

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  • Onyx15


    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

    AlbumsBacdafucup, All We Got Iz Us, Bacdafucup, Part II, Shut 'em Down

    Onyx is an American hardcore hip hop group from South Jamaica, Queens, New York City,...  more

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  • Havoc16


    Hip hop music

    AlbumsThe Kush, Hidden Files, 13, H Is Back

    Kejuan Muchita (born May 21, 1974), better known by his stage name Havoc, is an American...  more


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  • 3rd Bass17

    3rd Bass

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsDerelicts of Dialect, The Cactus Album, Dust To Dust, The Cactus Revisited, Brooklyn‐Queens

    3rd Bass was an American hip-hop group that rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s,...  more

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  • N.O.R.E.18


    Hip hop music, Reggaeton

    AlbumsN.O.R.E., Melvin Flynt – Da Hustler, God's Favorite, Noreality, N.O.R.E. Y La Familia...Ya Tu Sabe

    Victor Santiago, Jr. (born September 6, 1977), better known by his stage name N.O.R.E., or...  more

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  • Roxanne Shanté19

    Roxanne Shanté

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsThe Bitch Is Back, Bad Sister, The Best of Cold Chillin', Roxanne's Revenge, Have a Nice Day

    Roxanne Shante (born Lolita Shanté Gooden; November 9, 1969) is an American hip hop musician...  more

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  • Capone-N-Noreaga20


    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

    AlbumsThe War Report, The Reunion, The Best of N.O.R.E., Thugged Da Fuck Out, Channel 10

    Capone-N-Noreaga (also known as C-N-N) is an American hip hop duo formed in 1995, from Queens,...  more

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  • Kelly Price21

    Kelly Price

    Pop music, Dance-pop

    AlbumsPriceless, This Is Who I Am, Mirror Mirror, Soul of a Woman, Reach Out [Deluxe Edition]

    Kelly Cherelle Price (born April 4, 1973) is an American R&B singer and songwriter....  more

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  • Marley Marl22

    Marley Marl

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsHip Hop Lives, In Control, Volume 1, Re-Entry, In Control

    Marlon Williams (born September 30, 1962), better known by his stage name Marley Marl, is an...  more

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  • Kevin Shields23

    Kevin Shields

    Shoegazing, Alternative rock

    AlbumsThe Coral Sea

    Kevin Patrick Shields (born 21 May 1963) is an Irish musician, singer-songwriter, composer,...  more
  • Organized Konfusion24

    Organized Konfusion

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsStress (The Extinction Agenda), The Equinox, Organized Konfusion, The Best of Organized Konfusion

    Organized Konfusion is an alternative hip hop duo from Queens, New York. Though not...  more
  • Bravehearts25


    Hip hop music

    AlbumsOochie Wally (feat. Nas & Bravehearts), Bravehearted, Bravehearted 2

    Bravehearts are an East Coast hip hop group from New York, New York. The group's roster...  more