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Onyx

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There are four artists with this name
1. An American hip hop group
2. An Israeli trance musician
3. A Swedish metal band
4. Space music artist circa 1978

1. Onyx is a hip hop group from New York City. Originally formed in 1988 by Fredro Starr, Sonsee, the late Big DS, the group later added Sticky Fingaz, Starr’s cousin, in 1991, managed by Diamond Cut Entertainment’s Milton Lynch. The group was formed in 1988 and Onyx released its first 12” single, “Ah, and We Do it Like This”, in 1990. The song sounded very jazz influenced, much unlike their later work. In 1991 Onyx was going to present a demo to Jam Master Jay at Def Jam, but Big DS and Sonee Seeza (then only known as Suave) were in Connecticut at the time, so Fredro Starr called up his cousin Sticky Fingaz (who lived in Brooklyn). Once Sticky Fingaz joined the group, the group released the Throw Ya Gunz EP in 1992. After the track Onyx inked a deal with Def Jam and were promised an album which became 1993’s Bacdafucup LP. The album met with great commercial success, including heavy airplay on radio and MTV for the single “Slam”. Onyx also performed with Biohazard on the tune “Judgement Night”, taken from the soundtrack album of the same name. The song “Slam” was the #5 single on the Rap charts and the album went on to quickly sell 2 million copies. Onyx also received critical acclaim, winning Soul Train’s album of the year. Despite the embrace of commercial outlets

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