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List of Famous Bands from Staten Island

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

List ranges from Wu-Tang Clan to Ghostface Killah, plus much more.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Staten Island?" or "What is a list of Staten Island bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (23 items)
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Wu-Tang Clan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group formed in the New York City borough of Staten Island in 1992, originally composed of rapper-producer RZA and rappers GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, ...more

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Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper, songwriter and actor and member of the Wu-Tang Clan. After the group achieved ...more

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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Clifford M. Smith Jr. (born March 2, 1971), better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, record producer and actor. He is known as a member of the East Coast hip hop ...more

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Joan Baez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Americana, Pop music, Rock music
Joan Chandos Baez (; born January 9, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and activist. Her contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has ...more

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Raekwon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Mafioso rap
Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970), better known by his stage name Raekwon () , is an American rapper and a member of Wu-Tang Clan. He released his solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... in ...more

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RZA is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop
Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born July 5, 1969), better known by his stage name RZA ( RIZ-ə), is an American rapper, record producer, musician, actor, and director. He is the de facto leader of the ...more

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Method Man and Redman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Method Man & Redman, are an American hip hop duo, composed of East Coast rappers Method Man and Redman. They are signed to Def Jam Recordings as both solo artists and as a collective. While ...more

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Inspectah Deck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Hip hop music
Jason Richard Hunter (born July 6, 1970), better known by his stage name Inspectah Deck, is an American rapper, producer, and actor. He is a member of the groups Wu-Tang Clan and Czarface.He has ...more

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Cappadonna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Hip hop music
Darryl Hill (born September 18, 1969), better known by his stage name Cappadonna, is an American rapper. He is a member of the hip-hop collective the Wu-Tang Clan and is a member of the rap ...more

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Eamon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music
Eamon Doyle (born September 19, 1983), professionally known as Eamon, is an American R&B singer-songwriter and harmonicist. He is known for his hit single, "Fuck It (I Don't Want You ...more

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Force MD's is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, New school hip hop
The Force MDs are an American R&B vocal group that was formed in 1981 in Staten Island, New York. Although the group has old school hip hop roots, it is perhaps best known for two tunes that ...more
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Ingrid Michaelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Indie pop, Indie folk
Ingrid Ellen Michaelson is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Her first album, Slow the Rain, was released in 2005, and she has since released eight more albums: Girls and Boys, Be OK, ...more

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Antoine "T.C.D.&quo... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Urban contemporary, New jack swing, Quiet storm
Antoine "T.C.D." Lundy (February 3, 1963 – January 21, 1998) was a member and singer of the contemporary R&B group Force MDs, whose other members included his brother Stevie D, ...more
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Shyheim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Hip hop music
Shyheim is an American rapper and actor affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan. He was closely associated with a group called G.P. Wu and then began collaborating with Wu-Tang Records affiliated ...more
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David Johansen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Lounge music, Pop music, Rock music
David Roger Johansen (sometimes spelled David Jo Hansen; born January 9, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known as a member of the seminal proto-punk band the New ...more
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Cherry Vanilla is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Glam rock, Punk rock
Cherry Vanilla (born Kathleen Dorritie; October 16, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, publicist, and actress. After working as an actress in Andy Warhol's Pork, she worked as a publicist ...more
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Steven Duren is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Glam metal, Shock rock, Heavy metal
Blackie Lawless (born Steven Edward Duren; September 4, 1956) is an American songwriter and musician best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist (formerly bassist) for the heavy metal ...more
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U-God is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Hip hop music
Lamont Jody Hawkins (born November 10, 1970), better known as U-God, is an American rapper and member of the hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He has been with the group since its inception, and ...more

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Frankee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B
Nicole Francine Aiello (born June 9, 1983), known by her stage name Frankee, is an American R&B singer-songwriter. She grew up with her parents, Matthew and Francine, and her two siblings, ...more
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Jennifer Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Heavy metal
Jennifer J. Arroyo (born March 20, 1975 in Staten Island, New York) is an American bassist best known for her tenure in the Canadian alternative metal group Kittie. While living in the ...more
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Killa Sin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Killa Sin Hip hop music
Killa Sin (born Jeryl Grant) is considered the best-known member of Killarmy and is regarded as one of the most skilled Wu-Tang Clan affiliates.
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Dead Men Dreaming is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Dead Men Dreaming Heavy metal, Hard rock
Dead Men Dreaming is a Rock band from Staten Island, New York. They have performed with bands such as Static X, Bury Your Dead, Life of Agony, Type O Negative, ill Niño, Kittie, Dope, ...more
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Avon junkies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Staten Island
Pop punk, Ska, Rock music