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    Urban Species

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    Genre:Dance, Jazz, Ambient, Hip-Hop
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    I Wonder lyrics
    2Gotta Have It lyrics
    3Angry Angel lyrics
    4Listen [Louies Master Mix] lyrics
    Masters At Work feat. Urban Species
    5Perhaps Love lyrics
    6Hide And Seek lyrics
    7Blanket lyrics
    Urban Species feat. Imogen Heap
    8Spiritual Love lyrics
    9Listen lyrics
    Urban Species feat. MC Solaar

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Blanket [2009]
    2Listen [1994]


    Formed in Tottenham, London, England, in the late 80s, Urban Species were tipped as the next potential breakthrough in UK hip-hop.

    They originally comprised lead rapper Mint (Peter Akinrinola) and DJ Renegade (b. Winston Small). Toaster Slim (b. Rodney Green) later joined.

    The trio started to produce small runs of white labels, distributing them under the names of either Mint or Renegade. This earned them a reputation among both pirate radio stations and clubs. Even the hip New York stations Kiss and WBLS picked up on one of their tracks, "It's My Thing", but they were hamstrung by finances and unable to capitalize.

    They came to the attention of Talkin' Loud Records boss Gilles Peterson, who signed them in 1991.

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