Born 2 B

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Born 2 B Short Info

BORN 2 B is a Rapper/Producer/Songwriter who proved himself as a prime mover on the British Hip Hop scene in the Nineties with his release ‘The Band Played The Boogie’ on which he featured with NW1 for Coldcut’s NINJA TUNE RECORDS. With exceptional sales in the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA, plus mass coverage from MTV, Radio One and Kiss FM, BORN 2 B has become a recognised member of the U.K. Rap fraternity.

It all started back in Woolwich (SE London), when a very young Born 2 B joined sound system Xenaxel 305 and along with fellow Rappers Merlin and Blade, started his career in rhyme. He collaborated with production team Invision headed by Peter Hinds (Light of the World, Incognito) on the his debut release "Moments in Love" and also featured on the She Project’s Technofusion (SHE Records 1990).

Born 2 B made his mark on the Jazz-Rap / Hip-Hop scene when he went on to work with Blue Note/EMI Us3 founder members Geoff Wilkinson and Mel Simpson aka NW1, releasing a Jazz-Rap single on Ninja Tune Records entitled "The Band Played The Boogie" leading to a Kiss FM promotional tour and extensive TV and press coverage. In the mid-nineties, “The Band Played The Boogie” was released in America on the compilation album ‘Acid Jazz Volume 3’, becoming a huge club hit in New York. The song was also included in the Columbia Records German CD compilation "Street Soul 2".

Born 2 B has also:

• Worked with top female Turkish Pop vocalist, Ruya on her single entitled ‘Turkish Delight’
• Worked with producer Steve Duberry on the theme tune “Kings Of The Ring” for video release
‘All Star American Wrestling’ and the ‘Big Hits ‘92’ compilation album
(HitRecords/Chrysalis/EMI)
• Produced the ‘Rap Archives Legends’ CD Compilation series.
• Released his first US single entitled ‘Can We Start Over’ by Born 2 B on Century
Vista Records. A follow-up single was released in February 1998, ‘Gettin’ Blue’.
• Signed an advertising and marketing contract for his Hustlerz, Inc. Website with Loud
Record’s AKA.COM Music Network after being voted as one of the Top 50 Hip Hop Website’s
in the World.
• Set up his own production studio, producing and releasing a variety of albums and singles by
various artists including The Urbanflash Collective featuring Grime Artists Adz and Sho
Shallow.
• Released various singles including “2 Live Another Day”/“U Don’t Know” in 2010 on Altered
Ego/Pickwick and “The Return Of The Boogie” by DJ Dax Vs Born 2 B in 2011 on Hustlerz Inc
Recordings.

In 2016, he started writing and recording his first solo album, "Original Olde English". The first single “Musical Evolution” is an extension of his work on Ninja Tune Records with NW1. Away from the commerciality of what US3 were to become, Born 2 B has stayed true to the aim of creating a smooth, organic blend of Hip-Hop, Jazz-Rap and Drum & Bass.

“Musical Evolution” by Born 2 B will be available from iTunes, Amazon and all good music stores on CD and Download from Summer 2017. Check out new Hip Hop music that Us3 fans can't stop listening to!

BORN 2 B is a Rapper/Producer/Songwriter who proved himself as a prime mover on the British Hip Hop scene in the Nineties with his release ‘The Band Played The Boogie’ on which he featured with NW1 for Coldcut’s NINJA TUNE RECORDS. With exceptional sales in the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA, plus mass coverage from MTV, Radio One and Kiss FM, BORN 2 B has become a recognised member of the U.K. Rap fraternity.

It all started back in Woolwich (SE London), when a very young Born 2 B joined sound system Xenaxel 305 and along with fellow Rappers Merlin and Blade, started his career in rhyme. He collaborated with production team Invision head...

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Past Gigs Born 2 B

  • 02 | 2017 226 Brownhill Road, Catford, London, SE6 1AT Club 225
  • 10 | 1998 Bournemouth, UK Energy Radio FM
  • 08 | 1996 Greek Theatre, Hollywood Concert: Heatwave
  • 12 | 1992 Juliana's, Istanbul Concert: Ruya Ersavcı
  • 03 | 1992 Echo's London Adrenaline
  • 02 | 1992 The Orange Kensington, London Jazz-Rap Weekender 2
  • 02 | 1992 The Jazz Cafe, London Kiss FM Event
  • 02 | 1992 The Starlight Club, London Kiss FM Event
  • 01 | 1992 The Wag Club, London Kiss FM Event
  • 09 | 1991 The Brain Club, London Brain Club
  • 10 | 1990 Old Kent Road, London Rockbox Rag Hip Hop Event
  • 01 | 1990 The Hacienda, Manchester Sleeping Bag Records UK Rap Championships (Semi-Final)
  • 08 | 1988 Woolwich, London Woolwich Day Festival
  • 07 | 1987 Thames Polytechnic, Woolwich, London Xenaxel 305

Discography Born 2 B

  • 2013 The Band Played The Boogie - NW1 featuring Born 2 B Single | Hustlerz Inc Recordings
  • 2012 Gettin' Blue / I'd Like To! EP | Hustlerz Inc Recordings
  • 2011 The Return Of The Boogie- DJ Dax Vs Born 2 B EP | Hustlerz Inc Recordings
  • 2011 Can We Start Over Single | Hustlerz Inc Recordings
  • 2010 2 Live Another Day / U Don’t Know EP | Hustlerz Inc Recordings/Altered Ego
  • 2007 The Return Of The Boogie - DJ Dax Vs Born 2 B EP | Hustlerz Inc Recordings
  • 2000 London's Burning Mixtape | One Source Entertainment Inc.
  • 1997 Can We Start Over Single | Century Vista International Ltd
  • 1997 Gettin' Blue / I'd Like To! EP | Century Vista International Ltd
  • 1997 Blade & Junior Cee a.k.a. Born 2 B* Freestyle Live At Sandra's Block Jam Compilation Track | Mo's Music Machine
  • 1997 Live On Energy Radio Part 2 Featuring Vee Dub Compilation Track | Mo's Music Machine
  • 1997 Live On Energy Radio Part 1 Featuring Vee Dub Compilation Track | Mo's Music Machine
  • 1994 The Band Played The Boogie - NW1 and Born 2 B Compilation Track | Sony Music Entertainment (Germany)
  • 1993 The Band Played The Boogie - NW1 and Born 2 B Single | Ninja Tune Records
  • 1993 The Band Played The Boogie - NW1 and Born 2 B Compilation Track | Instinct Records
  • 1992 Kings Of The Ring - Steve Duberry feat Born 2 B Compilation Track | The Hit Label / Chrysalis Group Plc
  • 1992 Turkish Delight - Rüya Ersavcı feat Born 2 B Album | Muzikotek Ltd
  • 1992 The Band Played The Boogie - NW1 and Born 2 B Single | Ninja Tune Records
  • 1991 Turkish Delight - Rüya Ersavcı feat Born 2 B Single | Muzikotek Ltd
  • 1990 Aquarian House Compilation Track | SHE Records
  • 1990 Moments In Love - Invision feat Born 2 B Single | ZYX Records
  • 1990 Moments In Love - Invision feat Born 2 B Single | SHE Records

Media

  • Video "The Band Played The Boogie...
  • Video 2 Live Another Day (P.E.N. ...
  • Video 2 LIVE ANOTHER DAY by BORN ...
  • Video U Don't Know by Born 2 B
  • Video "THE RETURN OF THE BOOGIE" ...
  • Video 2 LIVE ANOTHER DAY by BORN ...
  • Video (WCCW All Star American Wre...

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Origin

  • LONDON GB

Founded

  • 1990

Members

  • Born 2 B UK Rapper