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JVC Force

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  • Formed: Long Island, NY
  • Years Active: 1980s, 1990s

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Long Island's JVC Force, a rap group whose name stands for "Justified by Virtue of Creativity for All Reasons Concerning Entertainment" (that would actually make them "J.V.C. Farce," but whatever) was a trio consisting of DJ Curt Cazal and MCs AJ Rok and MC B-Luv. Signed to B-Boy, the group broke out with an underground hit single in the form of "Strong Island." The song would become the group's signature moment, and though a few successive tracks came close to rivaling the song's greatness, the group was never able to top it. The group left two albums in its wake, 1988's Doin' Damage and 1990's Force Field.

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KRS-One, Scott La Rock and B-Boy Records

By Hua Hsu, Contributor

Before they were legends, they were just two dejected young men trying to get back to the Bronx. In 1986, nobody was checking for Boogie Down Productions, another of the seemingly endless queue of aspiring would-be rappers and party-animators who blanketed New York City. KRS-One and DJ Scott La Rock - names that would become part of hip-hop history by year's end - were just two guys named Kris Parker and Scott Sterling. Kris was the… more »