Furious Five

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Mister Cee

DJ Mister Cee is one of the most accomplished people in Hip-Hop radio. The man is a legend of the New York City airwaves and a seminal figure in the careers of icons like Big Daddy Kane and the Notorious B.I.G. And yes, yes, y'all -- the homie is helluva DJ. From Jam-Master Jay to Terminator X, Mister Cee's Furious Five picks are all about celebrating the greats of turntablism.

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Da Beatminerz

Da Beatminerz crafted one of the most distinct and revered sounds in Hip-Hop. The musical heart and soul of Brooklyn's Boot Camp Clik, the crew helped reshape East Coast hardcore in the 90s. The production collective hits you with a Furious Five as diverse as it is dope, from a DJ Quik party jam to a Public Enemy power anthem.

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Crazy Legs

Crazy Legs is b-boy royalty. The legendary master of breaking not only was a protector of the culture, but he also took the art form to unseen heights thanks to his acrobatic style of dance, and his strong connection to the Rock Steady Crew.

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RZA

The RZA has a legacy that's unmatched. His distinctive production sound reshaped Hip-Hop, and he's led the Wu-Tang Clan through decades of stellar music and art. The uber-creative rapper/producer's Furious Five picks are a cross-section of some of the most gifted and most influential producers the game has ever had.

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Chuck D

Chuck D is the voice of Hip-Hop's righteous rage. The Public Enemy frontman keeps it revolutionary and reps for Hip-Hop that isn't afraid to torch the establishment. Most importantly, Chuck D is Chuck friggin' D. So he gets his own Furious Ten.

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Kenny "The Jet" Smith

“The Jet” is an NBA champion, an Emmy winner, and one of New York City’s most legendary point guards. The former Houston Rocket is keeping it all things Big Apple with his Furious Five picks: a Brooklyn banger from Biggie, some love to Shaolin, even a Strong Island political anthem. This is NYC rap in full effect.

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Warren G

The G-Child has always given you the essence of SoCal summer. From the moment he broke through, the Long Beach legend has offered a laid-back take on classic West Coast cool. The hitmaking rapper/producer's Furious Five picks are all about showing you how summer is done right. Classic G style.

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Salt-N-Pepa

Salt-N-Pepa’s iconic career is one of hip-hop’s most extraordinary and the Grammy winning divas not only have a catalog bursting with hits, they have had a transcendent influence on style and culture. Salt and Pep graciously gifted Rock The Bells with their Furious Five, and these tracks are in full celebration of legendary ladies; from the bawdy badassery of Lil Kim to MC Lyte’s classic ode to thug lovin.’

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Bizzy Bone

Bizzy Bone's distinctively polysyllabic flow is his trademark, having stood out as a member of the legendary Bone Thugs N Harmony for more than 25 years. The Grammy-winning Cleveland spitter gave Rock The Bells his Furious Five, and these are five classics where "essential" might be an understatement. From D.O.C.'s trunk-rattling classic to LL COOL J's fist-pumping theme song, these timeless tracks can best be described as ANTHEMS. And shout-out to Classic Hip-Hop fan, Tamieka Lee of Detroit Michigan, who won the Furious Five contest on Sirius XM this week!

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TLC

TLC completely changed the perception of what a "girl" group could sing about. Their songs — while catchy — spoke of pervasive themes that continue to be socially relevant today like heath issues, domestic abuse, sexism, and racism. Needless to say, TLC did much more than score number one hits. While Left Eye is tragically no longer with us, T-Boz and Chili represented well for the group when it came to selecting their five favorite classic Hip-Hop tracks. From Uncle L to Busta Bust, this one is for all the ladies out there who rocked condoms on their Cross Colours.

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DOUG E FRESH

Doug E Fresh is a multidimensional talent who keeps getting better and better. Renowned for his skills on the mic, behind the boards, and beatboxing, his songs like "The Show" and "La Di Da Di" showcase just how diverse of a talent he truly is. The Human Beatbox recently rolled through LL COOL J's Rock The Bells Radio and dropped off his Furious Five. The result is a list of the true grandmasters of the culture who laid the foundation for everything we love about Hip-Hop.

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