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List of Famous Bands from The Bronx

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

Bands include everything from Jennifer Lopez to Carly Simon.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from The Bronx?" or "What is a list of The Bronx bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (64 items)
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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Latin pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Jenny From the Block, J.Lo, Dance Again, On the 6, Rebirth, + more

Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), nicknamed "J-Lo", is an American actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer and businesswoman. In 1991, Lopez began appearing as a ...more

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Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Christmas Is Almost Here, Christmas Is Almost Here Again, Spoiled Girl, Coming Around Again, Hotcakes, + more

Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. ...more

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#29 of 265 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #131 of 668 The Best Rock Vocalists #58 of 935 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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Ace Frehley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Glam metal, Heavy metal & Glam rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Ace Frehley, Anomaly, Frehley's Comet, Second Sighting, Trouble Walkin', + more

Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (; born April 27, 1951) is an American musician and songwriter best known as the original lead guitarist, occasional lead vocalist and co-founding member of ...more

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Bobby Darin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Rock music, Swing music & Folk music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Beyond the Sea: The Very Best of Bobby Darin, You're the Reason I'm Living / I Wanna Be Around, Bobby Darin Sings Doctor Doolitle / Born Walden Robert Cassotto, Great Gentlemen of Song: Spotlight On..., Oh! Look at Me Now, + more

Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor in film and television. He performed jazz, pop, ...more

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Remy Ma is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Hip hop music and Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story, Streetsweepers Present: The Best of Remy Martin, Remy's Back, There's Something About Remy: Chopped and Screwed Version, Whats My Name, + more

Reminisce Mackie (née Smith; May 30, 1980), known professionally as Remy Ma, is an American rapper. She was initially discovered by Big Pun, and came to prominence for her work as a ...more

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The Best Songs Feat. Remy Ma #221 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timelisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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Afrika Bambaataa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Hip hop music, Disco & Electro; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Afrika Shox, Planet Rock: The Album, World Destruction, Electro Funk Breakdown, Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light, + more

Afrika Bambaataa (; born Lance Taylor; April 17, 1957) is an American disc jockey, rapper, songwriter and producer from the South Bronx, New York. He is notable for releasing a series of ...more

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Fat Joe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop & East Coast hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Jealous One's Envy, Represent, Don Cartagena, All or Nothing, Loyalty, + more

Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper and actor from the Bronx, New York. He began his music career as a member of hip ...more

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The Best Fat Joe Albums, Ranked #87 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timelisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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Phil Spector is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Girl group, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: A Christmas Gift for You From Phil Spector, Back to Mono (1958-1969), Phil Spector's Flips and Rarities, Phil Spector: It Felt Like a Kiss (disc 1), Phil Spector Presents the Philles Album Collection, + more

Phillip Harvey Spector (born Harvey Phillip Spector, December 26, 1939) is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he ...more

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Joey Kramer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Joey Kramer Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Heavy metal; Nationality: United States of America
Joseph Michael Kramer (born June 21, 1950) is the American drummer for the hard rock band Aerosmith.

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Kool Keith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop & Experimental hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Dr. Octagon, Instrumentalyst: Octagon Beats, Diesel Truckers, First Come, First Served, + more

Keith Matthew Thornton (born October 7, 1963), better known by his stage name Kool Keith, is an American rapper and record producer from The Bronx, New York known for his surreal, abstract and ...more

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#252 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #57 of 235 The Best New York Rappers #164 of 206 The Best Rap Lyricists of All Time

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Melvin Glover is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop & Hardcore hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Kings of the Streets: The Definitive Anthology, Adventures on the Wheels of Steel, Message From Beat Street: The Best of Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel & the Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, + more

Melvin Glover (born May 15, 1961), better known by his stage name Melle Mel () and Grandmaster Melle Mel, is an American hip hop recording artist who was the lead vocalist and songwriter of ...more
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Grandmaster Caz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Hip hop music and Rap music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: MC Delight (Casanova’s Revenge), Wild Style!, Mid Life Crisis

Curtis Fisher better known by his stage name Grandmaster Caz, is an American rapper, songwriter and DJ. He currently works as a celebrity tour guide for Hush Hip Hop Tours, a hip-hop cultural ...more
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Eydie Gorme is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Swing music, Traditional pop music & Latin pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: 18 Grandes Exitos, AMOR, Más canciones de amor, You Need Hands / Dormi-Dormi-Dormi, I Feel So Spanish!, + more

Eydie Gormé (born Edith Gormezano; August 16, 1928 – August 10, 2013) was an American singer who had hits on the pop and Latin pop charts. She sang solo and with her husband, Steve ...more

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#396 of 935 The Best Female Vocalists Ever #64 of 303 The Greatest Jewish Singers and Songwriters #54 of 222 The Best Swing Bands/Artists of All Time

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Frankie Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Disco, House music & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: United DJs of the World, Choice: A Collection of Classics, Ministry of Sound: Sessions 6, Best of Frankie Knuckles, Beyond the Mix, + more

Francis Warren Nicholls, Jr. (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014), better known as Frankie Knuckles, was an American DJ, record producer and remixer. He played an important role in developing and ...more

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Cory Gunz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & East Coast hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
Peter Cory Pankey, Jr. (born June 22, 1987), better known by his stage name Cory Gunz, is an American rapper from The Bronx, New York City, New York. Gunz is currently signed to After Platinum ...more

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Swizz Beatz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Swizz Beatz Genre: Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop & Hardcore hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: One Man Band Man, G.H.E.T.T.O Stories, Money in the Bank, Haute Living, It's Me Bitches, + more

Kasseem Dean (born September 13, 1978), known professionally as Swizz Beatz, is an American hip hop recording artist, DJ, record producer, art collector, and entrepreneur from New York City. ...more

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#80 of 235 The Best New York Rappers #40 of 128 The Best Hip Hop Producers Right Now, Ranked #20 of 51 The Best Jamaican Rappers

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Kool DJ Herc is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America
Clive Campbell (born April 16, 1955), better known by his stage name DJ Kool Herc, is a Jamaican–American DJ who is credited with helping originate hip hop music in The Bronx, New York City, in ...more

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#107 of 235 The Best New York Rappers #501 of 502 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s #46 of 54 The Best '80s Rappers

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Funky 4 + 1 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx

Albums: Rappin' and Rocking the House, Do You Want to Rock (Before I Let Go), That's the Joint, That's the Joint

Funky Four Plus One was the first hip hop group from The Bronx, New York, United States to receive a recording deal. They were notable for having a female MC, and were the first rap group to ...more

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#139 of 194 The Best Old School Hip Hop Groups/Rappers #117 of 124 The Best Funk Bands/Artists #25 of 46 The Best Rappers From The Bronx

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Clipse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Hell Hath No Fury, Lord Willin', Til the Casket Drops, Exclusive Audio Footage, We Got the Remix, + more

Clipse is an American hip hop duo, formed by brothers Gene "No Malice" Thornton and Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 1992. The group was ...more

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#40 of 125 The Best Hip Hop Groups of All Time #23 of 106 The Best Musical Artists From Virginia #10 of 62 The Best Rap Duos Of All Time

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Coko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Christian music, House music & Urban contemporary gospel; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Grateful, Always Coko, A Coko Christmas, Hot Coko, The Winner in Me

Cheryl Elizabeth Gamble (born June 13, 1970), better known by her stage name Coko, is an American R&B recording artist and television personality. Gamble is best known as the lead singer of ...more

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Kidd Creole is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were an American hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1978. Composed of Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, The Kidd Creole [not to be ...more

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#112 of 176 The Best Black Rock Bands #1 of 15 15 Rappers Who Have Killed People #6 of 18 Celebrities Who Were Arrested in 2017

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Black Sheep is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx

Albums: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, 8WM/Novakane, Strobelite Honey, From the Black Pool of Genius, Non-Fiction, + more

Black Sheep is a hip hop duo from Queens, New York, composed of Andres "Dres" Titus and William "Mista Lawnge" McLean. The duo is from New York but met as teenagers in ...more

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#67 of 235 The Best New York Rappers #41 of 125 The Best Hip Hop Groups of All Time #129 of 194 The Best Old School Hip Hop Groups/Rappers

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P-Star is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Hip hop music and Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
Priscilla Star Diaz (born June 13, 1994), known by her stage name MISSPSTAR, formerly known as P-Star, is an American rapper, dancer, model, singer, actress, director, and disc jockey. Diaz is ...more

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#271 of 294 The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time #229 of 235 The Best New York Rappers #30 of 38 The Best Spanish Rappers

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Camp Lo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx

Albums: Uptown Saturday Night, Black Hollywood, Let's Do It Again, Black Nostaljack (A.K.A. Come on), Another Heist, + more

Camp Lo is an American hip hop duo, formed in 1995, which hails from The Bronx, New York. The duo consists of rappers Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede, both of Muslim upbringing. The duo is perhaps ...more

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#136 of 138 The Dopest Rappers of the '90s #70 of 125 The Best Hip Hop Groups of All Time #30 of 62 The Best Rap Duos Of All Time

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Sean Altman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from The Bronx
Genre: Power pop, Comedy & A cappella; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: SeanDEMOnium, alt.mania

Sean Altman (born May 9, 1961) is an American musician and songwriter. He is a founder and former lead singer (tenor) of the singing group Rockapella and a pioneer of the modern a cappella ...more