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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. {#nodes}
  • 1

    Jennifer Lopez

    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsJenny From the Block, J.Lo, Dance Again, On the 6, Rebirth

    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 Fly Girl dancer...  more

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  • 2

    Carly Simon

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music

    AlbumsChristmas Is Almost Here, Christmas Is Almost Here Again, Spoiled Girl, Coming Around Again, Hotcakes

    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. hits...  more

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  • 3

    Ace Frehley

    Glam metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsAce Frehley, Anomaly, Frehley's Comet, Second Sighting, Trouble Walkin'

    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 the rock band...  more

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  • 4

    Bobby Darin

    Rock music, Swing music

    AlbumsBeyond 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

    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, rock...  more

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    #405 of 649 The Best Singers Of All Time#281 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

  • 5

    Remy Ma

    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

    AlbumsThere'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

    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 member of Fat...  more

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  • 6

    Afrika Bambaataa

    Hip hop music, Disco

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

    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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  • 7

    Fat Joe

    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

    AlbumsJealous One's Envy, Represent, Don Cartagena, All or Nothing, Loyalty

    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 hop...  more

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  • 8

    Phil Spector

    Girl group, Pop music

    AlbumsA 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

    Phillip Harvey Spector (December 26, 1939 – January 16, 2021) was an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he described as a...  more

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  • 9

    Joey Kramer

    Blues-rock, Rock music
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  • 10

    Kool Keith

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsDr. Octagon, Instrumentalyst: Octagon Beats, Diesel Truckers, First Come, First Served

    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 often...  more

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  • 11

    Melvin Glover

    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop

    AlbumsKings 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

    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
  • 12

    Grandmaster Caz

    Hip hop music, Rap music

    AlbumsMC 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
  • 13

    Eydie Gorme

    Swing music, Traditional pop music

    Albums18 Grandes Exitos, AMOR, Más canciones de amor, You Need Hands / Dormi-Dormi-Dormi, I Feel So Spanish!

    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 Lawrence, on...  more
  • 14

    Frankie Knuckles

    Disco, House music

    AlbumsUnited DJs of the World, Choice: A Collection of Classics, Ministry of Sound: Sessions 6, Best of Frankie Knuckles, Beyond the Mix

    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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  • 15

    Cory Gunz

    Hip hop music, Pop music
    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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  • 16

    Swizz Beatz

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsOne Man Band Man, G.H.E.T.T.O Stories, Money in the Bank, Haute Living, It's Me Bitches

    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. Born and...  more


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  • 17

    Kool DJ Herc

    Hip hop music
    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 the...  more

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  • 18

    Funky 4 + 1

    Hip hop music, Rap music

    AlbumsRappin' 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 perform...  more

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  • 19


    Hip hop music

    AlbumsHell Hath No Fury, Lord Willin', Til the Casket Drops, Exclusive Audio Footage, We Got the Remix

    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 affiliated with the production...  more
  • 20


    Christian music, House music

    AlbumsGrateful, 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 the...  more

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  • 21

    Kidd Creole

    Hip hop music
    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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  • 22

    Black Sheep

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsA Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, 8WM/Novakane, Strobelite Honey, From the Black Pool of Genius, Non-Fiction

    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 Sanford, North Carolina, where...  more

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    #42 of 128 The Best Hip Hop Groups of All Time#31 of 59 The Best Rappers From Queens, NYC

  • 23


    Hip hop music, Pop music
    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 best...  more

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  • 24

    Camp Lo

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsUptown Saturday Night, Black Hollywood, Let's Do It Again, Black Nostaljack (A.K.A. Come on), Another Heist

    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 best...  more
  • 25

    Sean Altman

    Power pop, Comedy

    AlbumsSeanDEMOnium, 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 movement....  more