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After years in the basements of Staten Island, the Now Born Click burst on the hip hop scene in 1994 with the now classic street anthem ‘Now Born Soldiers,’ sparking enough lyrical energy that the song still gets spins today. The b-side of that single, ‘Mad Sick’ became a classic itself and after the demise of Phatwax Records, the NBC signed with Stepsun Records. That partnership led to the release of a ‘Now Born Soldiers’ remix, but delays in the release schedule forced a frustrated NBC to leave the label witinh a year. Still, the group opened for Mobb Deep in Brooklyn and did a small college tour. However, internal tensions and personal tragedies led the group to break up in 1995.

The NBC re-surfaced a few years later, minus a few members, with the single ‘X-Fyles’ on their own label. The fresh production and raw, imaginative lyrics drew praise from critics across the globe and discussions of a new tour were considered. The futuristic single ‘Movin,” ‘Shaolin Anthem’ and many others have also appeared on various mix tapes over the years. A remix of ‘Now Born Soldiers’ was also recently featured in 2005 MF Doom release ‘Special Blends – Volume 2.’ Original member ‘Ill,’ formerly ‘Ill God’ has also released the single ‘Get the Cream (Stay Bent)’ and a few other singles on his own since the group disbanded.

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